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Kaylie Gyarmathy

Kaylie Gyarmathy

As the Marketing Manager for vXchnge, Kaylie handles the coordination and logistics of tradeshows and events. She is responsible for social media marketing and brand promotion through various outlets. She enjoys developing new ways and events to capture the attention of the vXchnge audience.

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Data Center

What You Need to Know About Machine Learning and Data Center Outages

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy
December 11th, 2018

Machine learning is frequently used interchangeably with artificial intelligence, and while the two are similar, they’re not quite the same and have different implications for data centers. Artificial intelligence refers broadly to a machine’s ability to simulate human intelligence by performing human-like tasks while adjusting to new situations and stimuli. Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence research that focuses specifically on a computer’s ability to learn new tasks or to perform existing tasks more effectively on its own without human direction.

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employee spotlight | meet our team | vXchnge

Employee Spotlight: Brian Lee

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy
December 7th, 2018

   Brian Lee has been with vXchnge since May of 2015, and works out of the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota Data Centers. Brian is a Solutions Architect and helps customers create and implement complex IT environments. He has an extensive background in Data Center Facilities, IT Networking, Managed Services and is an advocate for cybersecurity being top of mind.  When he is not working, he enjoys getting out into nature with his family.

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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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industry trends | data center management

3 Reasons Reducing Human Error is Crucial to the IT Space

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy
December 6th, 2018

Companies often invest millions of dollars into their IT infrastructure, building systems to their exact specifications to deliver the performance their business needs. They can go to great lengths safeguarding the system’s security, building in multiple paths of redundancy, and backing up both servers and offsite data to ensure that availability is maintained at all times. They use predictive analytics to anticipate user traffic and its impact on power and cooling demands to better manage their system’s health and optimize its performance.

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industry trends

How to Redefine the Business Value of IT in the Digital Space

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy
December 4th, 2018

Many organizations have difficulty when it comes to assessing the business value of their IT infrastructure. Unless delivering IT services is the core function of the company, such as a managed service provider (MSP), it can be challenging to determine just how to measure the effectiveness and benefits that IT brings to the table.

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employee spotlight | meet our team | vXchnge

Employee Spotlight: Tony O'Yang

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy
November 30th, 2018

Tony O’Yang has been with vXchnge since May of this year and works out of our CA01 data center/office. As the Regional Vice President of Sales for the West, Tony leads a newly assembled team of Sales Professionals (Client Business Executives) focused on driving new logo business to the company while growing our existing client relationships. His team includes industry veterans from CenturyLink, Equinix, Sungard, and QTS and are strategically located in California, Texas, and Washington. Away from vXchnge, Tony enjoys spending time with his family and pet Mochi (Maltese-poodle mix), coaching junior basketball, playing tennis and basketball. As a Northern California native, Tony enjoys rooting on his (no longer underdog) Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers.

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Cloud | Data Center

Understanding Lift and Shift and If It’s Right For You

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy
November 29th, 2018

Organizations are increasingly making the decision to migrate their IT operations to a cloud environment. Whether the move is driven by cost considerations, flexibility, or security reasons, transferring from an on-premises infrastructure to a cloud-based one can be a considerable undertaking. Not only must data be transferred, but any applications and operations currently deployed in physical servers will also need to make the move.

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channel partner | data center uptime

How Optimizing Network Performance Can Help Your Uptime

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy
November 27th, 2018

System downtime is one of the most pressing concerns for today’s organizations. With so many businesses shifting to cloud-based IT deployments and utilizing a wide range of online productivity applications and tools, there are few industries remaining that don’t have to worry about servers going down. From lost revenues and diminished productivity to brand damage and missed opportunities, the consequences of system downtime on today’s organizations can be equal parts extensive and expensive.

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DDOS | security

Why Your Business Needs to Be Preventing DDoS Attacks

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy
November 26th, 2018

What starts out as a day like any other for your business can quickly turn into a nightmare when you notice an influx of traffic putting strain on your network. At first glance, you may think that you’re in for a record-breaking day of profits, with more visitors than you’ve ever had before. But then the traffic keeps coming. Struggling to keep up with the influx of visitors, your network buckles, slowing down to a near crawl before the system becomes completely unresponsive as it drowns in a never-ending tide of access requests.

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employee spotlight | meet our team | vXchnge

Employee Spotlight: Charles Davenport

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy
November 23rd, 2018

    Charles Davenport has been with vXchnge since May of 2015 and has over 13 years experience in the colocation datacenter industry. As Site Manager for the vXchnge Datacenter in Portland, Oregon, Charles directs the local Operations Team in the safe, reliable operation of the Portland datacenter and their ongoing support of customer activities and requests. Charles takes pride in always looking for the solution that best serves the business needs of both vXchnge and his customers. In his spare time, Charles enjoys reading classic Sci-Fi novels, spending time with friends, and video games.

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data center security

How Physically Secure is Your Data Center

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy
November 22nd, 2018

Most companies are quite aware of the threat posed by cyberattacks. After all, there’s no shortage of high profile DDoS or ransomware attacks in the media today. While companies may be right to be concerned over these attacks, they should also consider the less obvious physical threats posed to their IT infrastructure. From sophisticated industrial espionage to simple carelessness on the part of unwitting employees, physical data breaches have the potential to be even more damaging than those resulting from a cyberattack.

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