Strategic Platform Partners make up the foundational value of PlatformDIGITAL® by providing the core technologies that enable digital transformation for the enterprises they serve. They leverage Digital Realty’s flexible, highly connected, global platform to help customers gain performance, reach, flexibility, and market advantage. As enterprises consider how to maximize their company’s digital transformation journey, Digital Realty’s Strategic Platform Partners are well-positioned to help.
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Strategic Alliances – A Connected Data Community Approach
The Digital Economy is remaking both private and public enterprises across all industries, transforming how they create and deliver value.
Required a New Business Architecture
To succeed, companies need to operate ubiquitously and on-demand, augmented by real-time intelligence to best serve customers, partners and employees across all channels, business functions and multiple points of business presence.
Data Gravity is the Obstacle
Data Gravity inhibits workflow performance, raises security concerns and increases cost, all complicated by regulatory and legacy architecture constraints. With Data Gravity, the laws of physics and IT intersect to provide proxy for a new age of business architectures and enterprises will be driven to adopt and service providers will be pressed to support.
Forces a Shift to a Data-Centric Architecture
Data Gravity forces a shift to a data-centric architecture, where data is the center of the architecture and integration is the challenge. Local copies of private, shared and public data sets need to be integrated as part of the decentralized workflows which originate and traverse across multiple internal and external platforms, with the ability to support policy enforcement controls, real time analytics and interactive cross-platform orchestration.
Needs a Connected Data Community Approach
This requires a new approach, one that moves beyond cross connects and traditional interconnection backhaul, giving way to an era of open, pervasively connected data communities collocated at centers of data.
Digital Realty’s strategic relationship with top-tier technology companies and major Cloud Service Providers provides enterprise customers that meeting place to support their connected data community strategy. Major cloud providers trust Digital Realty with mission critical infrastructure. Enterprises will benefit from low latency connectivity by collocating in close proximity to cloud compute resources and leveraging Digital Realty’s SDN-based ServiceFabric™ solution to manage their connections to multiple clouds, networks, and partners through a single interface.
“Digital Realty’s PlatformDIGITAL® offers secure and industry-specific compliance, as well as a flexible, high performance, multi-cloud interconnect platform located in convenient metro and edge markets.”1
1 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Datacenter Colocation and Interconnection Services 2021 Vendor Assessment
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As a global innovator, we need partners that help our research scientists collaborate internally and with the wider industry in real-time using distributed data sets generated around the world. Digital Realty provides the flexibility and customization required for us to scale our IT architectures, operate at higher densities and extend workflows globally. The integrated platform approach provides the network diversity and cloud connectivity we need to usher in the future of smart agriculture.
—Bartek Madej, Syngenta’s Global Head of Network And Collaboration
This alliance with Digital Realty enables us to extend our product offerings enabled by Digital Realty’s data center footprint and provide highly secure, high-performing and reliable connectivity to business workloads wherever they reside.
—René Dufrene, AT&T’s Associate Vice President, Mobile & Business Solutions
We have a long-standing relationship with Digital Realty and know the team operates to the highest standards.
—Jack Beech, IBM’s VP of Business Development
When selecting a data centre partner we wanted to find the right premises that could provide a robust infrastructure needed to underpin our services. And we needed a data centre environment that boasts strong resilience and backup facilities, as well as high levels of security accreditation. We work with Digital Realty in other territories, and know that its technology is of the highest standard, so we are proud to be able to continue to offer our customers best of breed services.
—Gary Watson, General Manager Sungard AS, Ireland