Pro Tips and Best Practices: Physical Layer Strategies for Cloud/Managed Service Providers

 In order to meet their clients’ demands, successful Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) need to be out in front of everything in their managed data center spaces – ensuring uptime, bandwidth, and operational/cost efficiency today, with the flexibility and scalability to adapt and expand on the fly. Physical layer and  infrastructure is the foundation on which those services are built, and choosing the right product solutions, topologies, and partners is a critical decision.

With new digital applications and ever-increasing data and storage needs, millions of small-to-medium businesses increasingly entrust their IT to MSPs. In fact, prior to the global coronavirus pandemic, the global managed service provider (MSP) market was going strong at a compound annual growth rate of about 12.5%.

Like most businesses, MSPs too have been impacted by the pandemic, especially those focused on customers in the hospitality industry. It certainly doesn’t appear that companies will be going back to business as usual any time soon (if at all), and as an MSP, you can’t either. Fortunately, the “new norm” also means new opportunities and continued market growth for your essential services-as long as you have the right foundation.

This data center ebook from Siemon explores pro tips and best practices for physical layer strategies for cloud and managed service providers, from zone cabling in the colocation data center to high speed interconnects in the data center.

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