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.
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