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Independent Data Center Trends: What they Mean to Global Carriers Product Image

Independent Data Center Trends: What they Mean to Global Carriers

  • ID: 1451364
  • October 2010
  • Region: Global
  • 10 pages
  • Ovum

Global carriers will need to make some major changes and enhancements to remain competitive, especially as emerging cloud services gain in popularity. Cloud infrastructure is becoming the platform for many future services, and Ovum believes there are some key lessons to be learned from independent data center operators.

Executive summary
In a nutshell
Ovum view
Data centers are of increasing importance
New service requirements are driving spend and shaping strategies
Independent operators: position and lessons
Independent data center operators – a formidable challenge
Independents definitely have a place, but also suffer limitations
Regional presence
Lack of voice expertise
Limited channels
Narrow service offerings
Staff size
Capital constraints
MNC and large enterprise relationships
Brand awareness
Telcos can learn from the independents and remain major players
Learn from the independents’ design leadership
Develop a carrier-centric ecosystem
Leverage existing client relationships
Consider the independents as partners
About the report

List of Figures
Figure 1: Ecosystem conceptual model

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