Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Virtual1: Connectivity continues to evolve

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Monday 11 June 18

Total Telecom caught up with Virtual1's CEO, Tom O’Hagan, to discuss the state of the industry in the run up to the Connected Britain event

What trends are you seeing emerging in Britain’s connectivity space?  We see that connectivity is being driven by the rapidly evolving face of IT. Businesses are driving down costs, whilst looking to increasing both functionality and security within their IT estate. Invariably the answer to this goal is running and storing business critical data and applications off site. Be that simple colocation, SaaS, IaaS or any of the other raft of Cloud solutions. At a basic level this means much more data flowing in and out of offices than ever before, putting increased pressure on capacities and making resilience a business-critical conversation. Businesses are also increasingly security conscious, so with this ever-increasing flow of traffic, there is a growing appetite for private connectivity to these Cloud services, ensuring that traffic is kept away from the Public internet.  The majority of the new solutions are “as a service&rdquo…

What trends are you seeing emerging in Britain’s connectivity space?  We see that connectivity is being driven by the rapidly evolving face of IT. Businesses are driving down costs, whilst looking to increasing both functionality and security within their IT estate. Invariably the answer to this goal is running and storing business critical data and applications off site. Be that simple colocation, SaaS, IaaS or any of the other raft of Cloud solutions. At a basic level this means much more data flowing in and out of offices than ever before, putting increased pressure on capacities and making resilience a business-critical conversation. Businesses are also increasingly security conscious, so with this ever-increasing flow of traffic, there is a growing appetite for private connectivity to these Cloud services, ensuring that traffic is kept away from the Public internet.  The majority of the new solutions are “as a service&rdquo…

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