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Kayla Matthews

Kayla Matthews

Kayla Matthews writes about data centers and big data for several industry publications, including The Data Center Journal, Data Center Frontier and insideBIGDATA. To read more posts from Kayla, you can follower her personal tech blog at ProductivityBytes.com.

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HIPAA | compliance | security

Understanding HIPAA Compliance and Data Centers

By: Kayla Matthews
December 10th, 2018

HIPAA and related data protection or privacy regulations don’t apply to just health care providers. They also apply to anyone involved with the transfer, storage, retrieval and review of relevant information. This is a natural result of the industry’s migration to more-connected technologies and systems.

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data center | artificial intelligence | industry trends

The Most Important Data Center Jobs for 2019

By: Kayla Matthews
December 3rd, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close and people start assessing their situations, some people who are data center professionals might consider getting new qualifications or otherwise preparing to fill some of the data center jobs that'll likely be among the most important in 2019. Here are five of them.

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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 | remote hands | DCIM

5 Ways for Data Center Providers To Stand Out From The Crowd

By: Kayla Matthews
November 26th, 2018

The need for data centers is rising, but providers must capitalize on the demand and learn how to stand out from competitors. Here are five ways they can do that.

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Green Data Center | Data Center | infrastructure

6 Tips for Better Data Center Optimization

By: Kayla Matthews
November 12th, 2018

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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data center uptime | Network performance | infrastructure

Can Your Data Center Handle Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

By: Kayla Matthews
November 5th, 2018

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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security | industry trends | cyber

Scarier Than Halloween: Cyberattacks Are Increasing

By: Kayla Matthews
October 31st, 2018

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.

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edge computing | artificial intelligence | data storage

How Will Real-Time Retail Impact Data Centers?

By: Kayla Matthews
October 22nd, 2018

Real-time retail involves monitoring needs as they change and adapting as necessary no matter which channels customers use for shopping. Not surprisingly, data is a tremendously important part of real-time retail since brands often use platforms that collect and analyze trends, then use the generated information to help drive decision-making.

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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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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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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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