The State of the UK server room
With transformation at the top of many agendas, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are facing major decisions about how they plan to adapt their IT infrastructures in the near future, particularly when it comes to their server rooms.
Through our recent research, we’ve identified three key trends that are driving this need for transformation:
- Stronger safety and security requirements
- Concerns around compliance and control
- The need for continuity and accessibility
For many SMEs, there is an opportunity to move their infrastructure into the cloud, following in major enterprises’ footsteps. However, this won’t be viable or practical for all companies. For businesses that want to manage costs, maintain control and mitigate some of the disruption of a largescale migration, colocation at a data centre may be the most practical solution.
In this paper, we analyse our findings to outline how SMEs are likely to adapt their server infrastructure in the next two years, and make some recommendations to help you mitigate risk and maximise opportunity.