The latest industry trends based on cloud services, colocation, data centers, interconnection, security & compliance, technology, infrastructure sustainability.
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.
Use this checklist to help protect your investment, mitigate potential risk and minimize downtime during your data center migration.
Optimizing a data center makes the facility increasingly attractive to clients, more agile when meeting needs, and less prone to downtime, among other benefits.
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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.
As more and more companies turn to cloud-based solutions for their infrastructure needs, cloud resellers and managed service providers (MSPs) have reaped the benefits. By purchasing and rebranding cloud products and services, these companies have delivered a variety of options to customers looking to make the transition from on-site IT solutions to cloud-based alternatives.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly gone from a novel concept to an emerging reality. With Gartner anticipating more than 20 billion IoT devices in use by 2020, organizations are already implementing the technology across a broad range of products and services. The rapid proliferation of IoT devices is also driving a push toward edge computing, which greatly expands the possibilities of what IoT architecture can accomplish.
One of the advantages of retailers and other businesses partnering with reliable data centers is that those facilities are typically well-equipped to handle the spikes in traffic that occur on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two days that have become among the biggest shopping days of the year — especially in the United States.
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The concept of the smart city is no longer something confined to science fiction. With the development of wireless and fiberoptic technology, the communications infrastructure of today’s cities finally have the capacity to connect people, devices, and services in ways that would have seemed outlandish just a few decades ago.
We're in the season of ghosts and ghouls, but there are things more frightening than those Halloween-related frights: cyberattacks. They're getting worse, and some industries get targeted more often than others.
Data centers place a lot of emphasis on their uptime reliability. Go to any data center website and you’re likely to see multiple references to how many “9s” of reliability they offer. While most organizations understand that each additional “9” equates to additional server uptime, it’s often difficult to take that abstract figure and convert it into something more practical and easy to understand. Fortunately, there are a few simple ways of explaining the ways in which the uptime reliability of each data center tier can affect the bottom line for their clients.
Data center infrastructure consumes a lot of power. According to some studies, they account for about 3% of all electricity generated on the planet. While it’s easy to think of all the energy being hungrily gobbled up by rack after rack of servers, nearly half of that power is consumed by cooling equipment that keeps chilled air flowing through the facility to ensure that those servers don’t overheat.
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Although organizations often take every precaution imaginable, the threat of server downtime is difficult to fully eliminate. With even a few minutes of downtime likely to cost dearly in terms of lost productivity and opportunity, companies are turning to data centers to keep their mission critical network systems up and running no matter the circumstances. For some industries, downtime is a minor inconvenience, but for others, it can cause serious disruptions that have lasting consequences.