The latest industry trends based on cloud services, colocation, data centers, interconnection, security & compliance, technology, infrastructure sustainability.
Data centers are a crucial component of modern IT infrastructures. Whether companies maintain their own facilities, colocate with a third-party data center, or use a public cloud provider for their data needs, virtually every business relies upon data centers to provide the foundation of today’s increasingly interconnected global economy. And with more and more data being generated and consumed each year, data centers aren’t going anywhere soon.
Cloud computing has radically altered the landscape of today’s network environments. Whereas organizations once confined their data and computing operations to private data centers, virtualization and the spread of multiple service platforms have made it possible for assets and activities to be located in public clouds that can be accessed from anywhere at any time.
Use this checklist to help protect your investment, mitigate potential risk and minimize downtime during your data center migration.
Most people have experienced it at one time or another. They visit a website or log into an application only to be met by a blank loading screen. Seconds go by, then minutes. After a few unsuccessful attempts to refresh the site or re-enter login information, they’re forced to accept the reality.
Many college campuses offer transportation networks, on-campus law enforcement and various places to dine or enjoy leisure time in addition to all the academic buildings.
Blair O'Toole has been with vXchnge since October 1st, 2012. He has worked in both the Pittsburgh and Cleveland site, but is based out of Pittsburgh. At vXchnge, Blair is an Operation Technician, which (along with his team-mates) requires him to be prepared to deal with technical support calls, emergency responses, on-going customer satisfaction, facility reliability and maintenance, site cleanliness, formal documentation and many other issues. Blair personally enjoys working with all forms of technology and engineering. Most of his free time is spent researching and experimenting. Blair said, "I am as hard-core of a nerd as they come."
Entrusting a data center with its valuable IT infrastructure is a major step for any organization. Whether transitioning from a private data center solution or scaling a business to reach new customers, companies have a lot to think about when they begin comparing data centers.
Data centers stand at the forefront of IT infrastructure strategies and innovation. Far from a mere warehouse filled with servers, the modern data center is a technological marvel, powered by cutting-edge equipment and micromanaged down to the last detail by powerful software applications.
Public cloud computing has transformed the way companies think about their IT infrastructure. The scalable storage and processing power of cloud services have made it possible for even small companies to compete with their bigger, more data-intensive competitors. Software and platform as a service offerings have opened up a vast range of possibilities for organizations that lack the capital to set up their own data infrastructure.
People around the world are eagerly getting ready for the widespread adoption of 5G networks and wondering how they'll change experiences related to browsing the internet, consuming streaming media and otherwise interacting with online content. But, besides looking at the end-user experience, it's necessary to consider how the arrival of 5G will influence data centers.
Jake Griffin has been with vXchnge since February of 2017 and works out of our headquartered office in Tampa, Florida. As a financial analyst for vXchnge, Jake is responsible for improving financial results by analyzing data, monitoring variances, identifying trends and recommending actions to management. When he’s not working, he enjoys watching football, working out, and hanging out with his dog.
Most people in the tech sector know data centers are growing in size, but they might not stop to think about how content from apps contributes to the expansion of such facilities.
Data centers consume somewhere between two and three percent of all electricity generated in developed countries. With more data centers being built every year to meet the massive demands of cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, facilities are searching for ways to meet their power needs using renewable energy sources for better data center sustainability.
Organizations across a range of industries have been shifting their IT infrastructure to the cloud for the last decade, and the trend only looks to accelerate going forward. Gartner predicts that by 2021, more than half of global enterprises using the cloud today will have shifted to an “all-in” cloud strategy.
Many people know the latest data centers feature advanced technology that promotes eco-friendly operations, enhanced reliability and more. So, it's probably not surprising that the next trend on the horizon is to use robots and artificial intelligence (AI) in data centers.
Chris McLane joined vXchnge in April 2015 and works in our office headquarters in Tampa, Florida. As the Technical Product Manager of in\site, vXchnge’s customer facing Business Intelligence System, he is responsible for delivering the technical requirements that continue to innovate and improve our service offering to customers. He is also responsible for managing the Sales Operations team, which helps to ensure the timely and efficient processing of new orders. While away from work, Chris enjoys spending time with his family and hitting the gym.