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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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How Data Availability is Changing Business Needs

By: Blair Felter
December 5th, 2018

As organizations consider their data infrastructure options, many of them must make the critical decision about whether or not to entrust their data and IT assets with a data center provider. For some companies, colocation of existing hardware can translate to significant savings on power and cooling, while others choose to scrap their existing physical infrastructure altogether and opt for a completely virtual “data center as a service” (DCaaS) solution.

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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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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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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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channel partner | data center | industry trends

How is Demand Driving Data Center Market Growth

By: Joseph Mileo
November 16th, 2018

Technology is rapidly changing the economic landscape and creating new opportunities for more organizations to consider how they can expand their IT solutions to capitalize on emerging markets. However, many companies aren’t giving much thought to how data centers, especially smaller operations can play a significant role in helping support leveraging new technologies in a way that will allow them to be more effective and efficient.

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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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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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Data Center | industry trends

Why Amazon’s Rule Over the Cloud Is Good for Colocation Providers

By: Blair Felter
November 8th, 2017

The cloud market continues to grow, driven primarily by Amazon Web Services’ (AWS’) ever-growing market share. TechCrunch covered AWS’ cloud infrastructure explosion in a recent article, citing findings in Synergy Research Group’s Q3 cloud market report.

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What Should Colocation Look Like in the Digital Era?

By: Blair Felter
October 12th, 2017

Why Colocation in the Digital Era? The challenge of optimizing organizational systems and processes for a technology-first marketplace — all while managing infrastructure and “keeping the lights on” — is leading many IT leaders to embrace hybrid environments that encompass a range of on-premise, remote and cloud deployments.

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Apple | data center trends | industry trends | Iowa

Iowa to be the Home of Apple’s Next Data Center

By: Blair Felter
October 3rd, 2017

Apple Inc. is invading the farmland with a new 400,000-square-foot data center in Waukee, Iowa. The $1.3 billion investment is an effort to better serve U.S. customers of popular Apple products like iMessage, Siri and the App Store. Construction of the state-of-the-art data center will begin in early 2018, with a goal of having it online by 2020.

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