The latest industry trends based on cloud services, colocation, data centers, interconnection, security & compliance, technology, infrastructure sustainability.
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.
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.
Use this checklist to help protect your investment, mitigate potential risk and minimize downtime during your data center migration.
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks pose a significant threat to today’s companies. Easy to orchestrate, DDoS attacks typically use malware to turn otherwise mundane computer systems into guided missiles that are then directed at a single network as part of a botnet. Overwhelmed by this influx of traffic, most servers end up crashing, disrupting services and costing companies an average of $2.5 million.
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.
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.
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.
For most retailers, there are few days more important during the year than Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. While most of the attention is on the doorbusting sales and deals being offered at store locations, online shopping is quickly replacing the tradition of lining up hours before opening. In 2017, the number of people visiting actual stores declined slightly, but online sales rose significantly, helping contribute to a record $7.9 billion in sales over the four day weekend. With companies looking to bookend the holiday weekend with Cyber Monday promotions, it’s safe to assume that 2018’s figures will be even higher.
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.
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.
Whether you’re assessing your current data center or evaluating a new facility, uptime reliability should be one of your most important criteria. Losing access to valuable data and applications due to a server outage can cripple any business, resulting in reduced productivity, lost revenue, missed opportunities, and brand damage.