Digital Realty launches PlatformDIGITAL

Digital Realty launches PlatformDIGITAL

07 November 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Digital Realty has launched PlatformDIGITAL a data centre platform designed to enable customers scale their digital business.

The digital economy is to reshape the enterprise market leading to organisations needing to transform their IT infrastructure so that they can operate on-demand.

"Gartner predicts that by 2022, 60% of enterprise IT infrastructures will focus on centres of data, rather than traditional data centres. As a result, there is a growing industry imperative to create new centres of data that reside between the core and the edge," said William Stein (pictured), Digital Realty chief executive officer. "With the announcement of PlatformDIGITAL, we uniquely enable customers to deploy their IT infrastructure at the centres of data exchange around the world, bringing users, things, applications, clouds and networks to the data. Our customers get the advantage of access to fit-for-purpose infrastructure that can power their digital transformations at the scale and speed they require today and into the future."

PlatformDIGITAL enables customers to meet its global connectivity need with a single data centre provider, tailor its infrastructure deployments and controls, as well as enable distributed workflows at centres of data exchange.

To support this new offering, Digital Realty's Pervasive Datacenter Architecture approach (PDx) provides a step-by-step strategy to create the new IT architecture required for digital transformation.

"It is becoming increasingly clear that organisations are faced with a growing number of locations, applications and sensors, all generating information at the edge, and must find new ways to aggregate and optimise data exchange to survive," added Kelly Morgan, VP of services at the 451 Group. "Our enterprise IT research published today shows that over 70% of enterprises plan to expand geographically within the next two years, putting further pressure on their IT infrastructure. Deploying data hubs in professionally-managed multi-customer data centres will be one of the essential elements of a successful enterprise strategy to harness the value of this data by moving elements of IT closer to where it is being processed and utilised." 

To support this, Digital Realty is also launching four new enterprise IT solutions that can be rapidly deployed on PlatformDIGITAL. These solutions are Network Hub for rewiring the network; Control Hub for implementing hybrid IT controls; Data Hub for optimising data exchange; and SX Fabric for interconnecting global workflows.