Will we ever run out of the cloud?
- Smaller service providers are at higher risk because they may not have access to globally interconnected data centres.
Their crisis readiness depends on a mixture of in-house data centres, colocation, CSPs, and some peering at the internet exchanges. Their business thrives on having the best network routes to deliver their applications to customers, critically dependent on the reliability of the data centre interconnection and the network infrastructure.
- Even the larger players are only as resilient as the security, reliability and interconnectedness of their own data centres.
- The common threads that both large and small service providers rely on are therefore the data centres and the interconnection between them, in terms of how fast and simple is it to access the IT resources they need.
- Infrastructure-as-a-service (Iaas) providers for SaaS and PaaS providers, as well as digital service providers, offer the icing on the cake for business to adopt serverless computing.