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Analyst Strategy Paper: The significance of Frankfurt as a location for Cloud Connectivity

By on August 29, 2014 in Cloud Computing

Due to continuous relocation of business-critical data, applications and processes to external cloud infrastructures, the IT-operating concepts (public, private, hybrid), as well as network architectures and connectivity strategies are significantly changing for CIO’s. On the one hand, modern technology is required to provide applications in a performance-oriented, stable and secure manner, on the other hand, the location is significantly decisive for optimal “Cloud-Connectivity“.

Against this background, Crisp Research assesses the role of Frankfurt as data center location and connectivity hub with this strategy paper.

The strategy paper can be downloaded free of charge under “The significance of Frankfurt as a location for Cloud Connectivity“.

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About the Author: Rene Buest is Gartner Analyst covering Infrastructure Services & Digital Operations. Prior to that he was Director of Technology Research at Arago, Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. Rene is considered as top cloud computing analyst in Germany and one of the worldwide top analysts in this area. In addition, he is one of the world’s top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter and Google+. Since the mid-90s he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies. Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional technology articles. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline as well as Silicon.de and is cited in German and international media – including New York Times, Forbes Magazin, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Computerwoche, CIO, Manager Magazin and Harvard Business Manager. Furthermore Rene Buest is speaker and participant of experts rounds. He is founder of CloudUser.de and writes about cloud computing, IT infrastructure, technologies, management and strategies. He holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn. .

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