The latest industry trends based on cloud services, colocation, data centers, interconnection, security & compliance, technology, infrastructure sustainability.
For many companies, making the decision to migrate IT infrastructure into a data center environment is seen as a trade-off. On the one hand, they want to capitalize on the wide range of services modern data centers can provide, either through colocation options or data center as a service (DCaaS) offerings. But on the other hand, many organizations worry about relinquishing direct control over their valuable data and IT assets.
Technology is rapidly changing the economic landscape and creating new opportunities for more organizations to consider how they can expand their IT solutions to capitalize on emerging markets. However, many companies aren’t giving much thought to how data centers, especially smaller operations can play a significant role in helping support leveraging new technologies in a way that will allow them to be more effective and efficient.
Use this checklist to help protect your investment, mitigate potential risk and minimize downtime during your data center migration.
Eileen Skinner has been with vXchnge since August of 2015 and works out of the Secaucus, NJ office. As the Human Resources Manager for vXchnge, Eileen handles multiple HR functions such as payroll processing, benefits administration, employee onboarding, etc. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and of course her pets.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way over the last few decades. The history of AI development actually goes back farther than many people might think, although it didn’t really jump into the public consciousness until the 1990s with high profile media events like IBM’s Deep Blue defeating World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov in 1997. Today’s AI, however, has become an almost ubiquitous part of everyday life, making many of the technology services that are taken for granted possible.
When things are going well for a business, growth is an exciting opportunity. New customers, new services, and new goals can energize an organization and encourage everyone to focus on the next challenge on the horizon. Unfortunately, growth brings a share of structural problems with it, especially when it comes to technology infrastructure.
As technology continues to revolutionize the economy, more and more industries are facing the difficult challenge of expanding their IT infrastructure. Many organizations are simply not equipped with the personnel or expertise to make the changes necessary for them to remain competitive and take advantage of new opportunities. Fortunately for them, managed service providers (MSPs) can provide access to world-class IT services for a fraction of the cost of hiring or expanding their own staff.
Every data center offers some measure of on-site support, but some go above and beyond to benefit colocation customers. These data centers offer remote hands, teams of technicians who handle internal IT issues within the data center environment so customers don’t have to constantly send their own staff to the facility when an issue arises. More comprehensive and involved than conventional on-site personnel, remote hands services offer a number of important advantages to data center customers.
Optimizing a data center makes the facility increasingly attractive to clients, more agile when meeting needs, and less prone to downtime, among other benefits.
Zach Jones has been with vXchnge since April of 2015 and is based in Monmouth County, NJ. As an Account Executive for vXchnge, Zach is responsible for targeting new client opportunities as well as expanding our current customer relationships. His main goal is to be a top producer for the vXchnge Sales Team, while contributing to the overall evolution and growth of the company. When he’s not working, he enjoys fishing, playing golf (or any sport), jamming on the guitar, cooking (& eating), and spending time with his wife (Shannon).
A software defined data center (SDDC) is a data center facility with an architecture that utilizes virtualization technologies and techniques to abstract the computing and storage capabilities of IT hardware into software form. Once virtualized, this software can be bundled and sold as a service to customers, allowing many customers to manage their own services on the same physical server. To make a crude analogy, server virtualization is similar to dividing up a building into several distinct rooms and then renting those rooms out to anyone willing to pay for them.