There’s no doubt about it – the public cloud has reached the mainstream. Forrester predicts the public cloud market will reach $160 billion by 2020. But, as demand expands, a problem threatens to force many businesses to reconsider cloud initiatives: latency.
While latency is an especially large issue for globally dispersed teams, it is not limited to global organizations. IDC reports that up to 50 percent of cloud customers have brought at least some workloads back on premises due to latency and performance issues with production applications. Fortunately, there are now ways to solve the latency problem and keep cloud measures on track. By bringing data and resources to the edge of networks and increasing their proximity to users, managed service providers (MSPs) can help customers avoid latency and streamline cloud and IT projects.
Network latency creates cloud and storage headaches
“Latency” can apply to cloud, storage and networks, but to solve the problem, you need to diagnose the difference – and treat it accordingly. In many cases, it’s network latency that creates a hurdle most MSPs and IT teams are unequipped to jump over.