The latest industry trends based on cloud services, colocation, data centers, interconnection, security & compliance, technology, infrastructure sustainability.
In many ways, the internet is synonymous with data centers. Without data centers to house the racks upon racks of servers that keep network systems up and running, the internet simply would not be possible. Falling computer costs and the spread of smartphones have greatly expanded internet access, making it an essential part of life in the developed (and even the developing) world.
Edge computing architecture has emerged as an exciting new topic in the world of network infrastructure in recent years. While the concept isn’t necessarily new, developments in internet of things (IoT) devices and data center technology have made it a viable solution for the first time. Edge computing relocates key data processing functions from the center of a network to the edge, closer to where it’s gathered and delivered to end users. While there are many reasons why this architecture makes sense for certain industries, the most obvious advantage of edge computing is its ability to combat latency.
Use this checklist to help protect your investment, mitigate potential risk and minimize downtime during your data center migration.
Managed service providers (MSPs) have become an important part of modern IT infrastructures. As more and more companies embrace technological change to better compete in today’s global economy, finding a knowledgeable and reliable partner capable of delivering services and support consistently is more valuable than ever. Many companies are turning to MSPs to implement new infrastructure solutions like hybrid and multi-clouds while also entrusting them with the day-to-day maintenance of their increasingly complex and mission-critical systems.
Hackers have developed a variety of ingenious methods for profiting from security breaches over the years. In most cases, their efforts involve the active theft of valuable data (such as financial or other personal information) or some form of deception that causes people to unwittingly compromise their security (such as email phishing scams). These security threats can take a number of forms. Ransomware, which generally involves the unauthorized access and encryption of data until the victim pays a ransom to unlock it (usually without success), has made headlines on numerous occasions recently while distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks become larger and more numerous every year.
Proceeding with a data center migration in 2019 could result in a major undertaking. Fortunately, preparedness is a primary factor that helps things go more smoothly.
Steven Farese has been with vXchnge since May of 2016 and works out of the Secaucus, New Jersey office. As an OSSC (operations service support center) Specialist, Steve’s responsibilities include supporting ticket requests, maintenance notifications, service advisories, network outages, customer portal configuration and facility events for all 14 vXchnge data centers across the U.S. Steve enjoys interacting with his coworkers as well as customers on a daily basis and helping answer their questions. In his spare time, Steve enjoys hanging out with his wife, Dana, big Italian family and friends, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, and playing video games.
Data centers have become a ubiquitous element of today’s business and network infrastructure. They form the backbone of the internet and are absolutely vital to modern telecommunications and digital services. Massive quantities of data are being generated every day and the trend shows no indications of slowing down soon. By 2020, it’s estimated that for every person on Earth, 1.7 MB of data will be created every second.
Determining the best data storage method is one of the most important issues a company must resolve. And that data is much more than mere information. Today’s organizations rely on their proprietary data assets to make critical business decisions, utilizing powerful algorithms to derive invaluable insights from the unstructured data they’ve gathered from customers, researchers, and competitors.
In today’s competitive business environment, many companies are looking for ways to maximize value and streamline their operations. One area that often comes under scrutiny is their IT operations and infrastructure. The business value of information technology is well understood by most organizations. While they may be hesitant to entrust a third party with their data network, in many cases, outsourcing IT is a cost-effective decision with substantial ancillary benefits.
Today’s companies have more flexibility than ever before when it comes to determining where to house their valuable data and IT assets. When public cloud services emerged as a viable alternative to on-premise data solutions, many companies jumped at the opportunity to rid themselves of legacy infrastructure and embrace the potential cost savings and versatility of the cloud.