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What are the Advantages of Data Center Consolidation

By: Ernest Sampera
October 18th, 2018

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.

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The Top 5 Benefits of the Hybrid Cloud

By: Ernest Sampera
October 17th, 2018

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.

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Data Center Migration Checklist

Data Center Migration Checklist

Use this checklist to help protect your investment, mitigate potential risk and minimize downtime during your data center migration.

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data center uptime

What Happens When Your Servers Go Down

By: Ross Warrington
October 16th, 2018

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.

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hyperconvergence | data center standards | infrastructure

Why Higher Ed Needs to Study Up on Data Centers

By: Kayla Matthews
October 15th, 2018

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.

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Employee Spotlight: Blair O'Toole

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy
October 12th, 2018

  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."

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sla | data center | Data Center Customer Transparency

5 Things You Need to Look for in Your Data Center SLA

By: Ernest Sampera
October 11th, 2018

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.

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Ghost in the Machine: The Future of Automated Data Centers

By: Ernest Sampera
October 10th, 2018

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.

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hybrid cloud | security | cloud security

The 5 Most Critical Challenges to Hybrid Cloud Security

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy
October 9th, 2018

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.

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5g | storage | Network performance

How 5G Adoption Will Impact Data Centers

By: Kayla Matthews
October 8th, 2018

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.

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Employee Spotlight: Jake Griffin

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy
October 5th, 2018

    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.

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data center | applications | cloud applications | multi cloud

How Mobile Apps Grow Data Centers

By: Kayla Matthews
October 4th, 2018

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.

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Sustainable Data Centers | data center sustainability

How to Grow Green Power for More Sustainable Data Centers

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy
October 3rd, 2018

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.

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hybrid cloud | multi cloud | Cloud Service Provider

Hybrid Cloud vs Multi-Cloud: How to Pick the Best Business Option

By: Blair Felter
October 2nd, 2018

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.

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artificial intelligence | robots | future of data centers | industry trends

AI and Robots in Data Centers: The Pros and Cons

By: Kayla Matthews
October 1st, 2018

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.

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Employee Spotlight: Chris McLane

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy
September 28th, 2018

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.

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