17 Mar 2020

Going the Distance: Overcoming Global Business Restrictions to Remain on the Path of Success

In the global business landscape, enterprises have always faced challenges on their individual paths of growth. However, 2020 has already proven to be a particularly taxing year for organizations across the world, and currently, a range of complications are being created by one worldwide issue: COVID-19. Having shifted the globe into a state of protective action, the Coronavirus has not only presented a fear-inducing scenario for individuals – it has created a number of threats for businesses. 

While so far, sources like the New York Times report that widespread economic damage is not yet a cause for concern, the global flows of communication, information and service capability are being stemmed by preventative measures. Across the technology and telecommunications industry, the number of canceled trade shows and conferences — vital opportunities for deal-making, networking and education — is continuing to climb in response to sickness fears. Furthermore, travel bans have restricted the ability to move across borders, and supply chains are in the path of potential disruption as well. An Apple supplier just spoke about the interruptions that the virus may cause, and Apple itself warned investors that it didn’t expect to meet its quarterly revenue forecast of $63-67 billion. 

Of course, protecting the health and safety of the world’s citizens is paramount, but protecting business initiatives is crucial as well. With business objectives becoming increasingly global in the digitally connected world, the enterprise must now find alternative ways to keep their growth steady and ensure their success even during trying times. 

Platform-as-a-Service solutions overcome global restrictions

PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) solutions are the enterprise’s answer for overcoming global restrictions, keeping teams safe and continuing to hone their competitive edge. Hyperscale players such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Equinix are eagerly meeting customers’ current needs as they expand beyond just space and power, delivering these platform solutions with new services such as AWS Outpost and other virtual network capabilities. As a cloud-based platform service, PaaS offers computing environments and resources that enable companies to create infrastructure anywhere and everywhere through the power of virtual deployment and hybrid hosting. 

Worries and roadblocks aside, PaaS offers a host of valuable benefits that give enterprises the advantage even outside of extraordinary circumstances. With this solution in place, cloud-based applications and complex capabilities can be developed, implemented and managed seamlessly, quickly and with reduced capital expense and room to grow. Plus, PaaS offers the ability to have servers, storage and networking be managed by either the enterprise itself or a third-party provider while developers maintain management of the applications. By taking these processes and pressures off of the enterprise’s in-house personnel, companies can be free to allocate their time and resources on their strategic and long-term goals, making international expansion easier than ever. 

As a trusted PaaS ally and a strategic partner for secure international initiatives, MOD Mission Critical offers a true international Platform-as-a-Service solution in 41 global markets backed by expert insight, boutique-level attention, and bespoke solutions. MOD offers a real human touch, wholesale rates and access to 400 carriers, 200 data centers, 37 managed Points of Presence, countless on-net buildings and more, all while keeping businesses out of harm’s way. 

New challenges will always be part of every enterprise’s journey, but with the right solutions in place, businesses don’t have to worry. With virtual, agile and future-proofed solutions like PaaS that avert travel restrictions and protect against any exposure concerns, enterprises can move past roadblocks to continue on their growth trajectory unimpeded. 
To learn more about MOD’s managed services, please visit www.modmc.net.

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20 Feb 2020

Setting a Course for International Success: The Advantages of PaaS for Global Expansion

As the Internet and its capabilities have expanded, the capacity for worldwide connection has exploded. Now, the globe is more connected than ever — and enterprises are taking the hint. 

International business expansion is a growing trend across a range of verticals, allowing companies to maximize digital capability and break down borders to access new markets and the competitive advantages and opportunities that await there. Engaging with the diverse global marketplace and tapping into new and rapidly-growing international hubs offers a range of benefits. These include access to new buyers, partners and pools of vital talent (which is especially beneficial for sectors like IT and telecom); long-term market growth; and first-mover advantages like brand loyalty and recognition or development of economies of scale. 

Of course, scaling a company and building success is challenging enough without trying to spread resources and operations across a dispersed global footprint. When businesses start entertaining the idea of going global, the first step in ensuring success down the line is developing a strong and capable foundation from the get-go. Beyond just strategizing about geography, businesses must understand their network needs as an absolutely vital core decision. 

Fortunately, there are some solutions that can put enterprises on the right track for foreign market success. In particular, the power of PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) is gaining traction within the global community. As a strategic cloud platform service, PaaS offers enterprises a computing environment and resources, empowering a range of possibilities that can span whatever footprint their company covers while directly supporting growth with cloud-like agility. This means that cloud-based apps and sophisticated enterprise capabilities can be developed, deployed and managed easily and with faster time to market, reduced capital expense and enhanced scalability. 

Plus, PaaS offers the flexibility for servers, storage and networking to be managed by either the enterprise itself or a third-party provider, all while developers maintain management of the applications. This means that PaaS solutions take the pressure out of in-house teams and reduce the number of resources that are being taken away from core competencies and business goals. All in all, PaaS is a fantastic ally when it comes to international expansion due to its ability to deliver innovation that moves at the speed of digital change while offering cost-efficacy and scalability with pay-as-you-go models. 

To make international expansion even easier, MOD Mission Critical serves as the enterprise’s PaaS partner. MOD’s true international PaaS — available in 41 global markets — combined with the company’s expert insight and managed solutions makes going global simpler than ever. 

Adding even greater advantages to PaaS, MOD delivers individualized and boutique-level attention with bespoke solutions that ensure IT environments can go the distance. Plus, MOD offers a real human touch and dedicated, trusted partnership — along with access to 400 carriers, 200 data centers, 37 managed Points of Presence, countless on-net buildings and beyond, all at wholesale rates.

When it comes to getting the best of a global footprint, setting a firm foundation is key. Wherever businesses go in this connected world, they should never go alone. With a PaaS solution in place and MOD expertise close at hand, enterprises across any vertical can rest assured that they’re creating future-proofed, agile and highly-capable solutions that can take them further than they’ve ever gone before. 

To learn more about MOD’s managed services, please visit www.modmc.net.

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