The latest in industry trends based on cloud, colocation, data centers, interconnectivity, security & compliance, and sustainability.
Evan Harrison has been with vXchnge since April of 2015 and works out of his home office in Fairfax, Vermont. Roughly 4,000 people live in Fairfax, and the town sign has a painting of a cow on it. As an Inside Sales Specialist for vXchnge, Evan handles the growth and retention of over 65 customer accounts. He is also responsible for converting prospective customers into net/new customers. When he is not working, he enjoys managing his comic book collection (of over 4,450 issues), rooting for the Buffalo Bills (let’s go Buffalo), and hanging out with his wife (Alice) and two puggles (Bruce and Ricky).
Edge computing is quickly finding its way into a variety of industries as internet of things (IoT) devices become more commonplace. One of the most promising edge computing use cases is in the industrial manufacturing sector, where new technologies could potentially lead to massive productivity gains.
Use this checklist to help protect your investment, mitigate potential risk and minimize downtime during your data center migration.
In today’s fast moving, hyperconnected economy, a company’s IT solutions can either empower it to compete in increasingly crowded markets or hold it back. Developing a strategy for technology infrastructure is no longer just a concern for large-scale enterprises, but also for the smallest businesses. If an organization doesn’t have a plan in place to address its future data and computing needs, it can be caught in a situation that makes it impossible to respond to changing circumstances or take advantage of unexpected opportunities.
As internet of things (IoT) devices become more common and edge computing applications expand to accommodate them, many industries are thinking of ways to make the best use of this technology. The healthcare industry may not always be associated with the latest innovations in IT infrastructure, but it stands to benefit immensely from the expanded use of IoT devices and edge computing.
Ricardo Rodriguez has been with vXchnge since November of 2010 and works out of our site location in Chappaqua, New York. As the Lead Site Technician for vXchnge, Ricardo handles the day to day operations of the Chappaqua data center. He is also responsible for ensuring that the security and facility checklist are being completed appropriately along with scheduling routine maintenances for our sites infrastructure. Ricardo enjoys learning about the functionality of the sites infrastructure and executing new orders for both new and existing customers. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and going to the movies!
Tomorrow’s world will be interconnected to an extent that is difficult for people to imagine even now. Between mobile phones and computers, people are already connected to the internet during most of the day. However, a new generation of devices is already entering households and businesses that will completely transform retail commerce, the service industry, and commercial manufacturing.
Just a decade ago, the prospect of self-driving vehicles taking over the highways still seemed a little far-fetched. While there are still a number of difficulties facing the widespread implementation of autonomous vehicles, both the tech and automotive industries increasingly see them as the inevitable future of transportation. Whether it takes ten or twenty years, self-driving vehicles are coming. The real question is how quickly network infrastructures can adapt to prepare for the massive challenges this technology presents. One way or another, edge computing will be a critical part of this future.
The last few years have seen the Internet of Things (IoT) grow from a theoretical concept to a major priority for many organizations. As companies integrate IoT devices into their network infrastructures, they are looking for new ways to utilize them and manage the data they collect. With the end of the year approaching, it’s worth looking ahead to some IoT statistics.
Today’s data centers are increasingly high-tech and more extensive than ever. That’s why some companies are experimenting with creative ways to design them in future-focused ways.
Nathan Larscheid has been with vXchnge since March of 2015 and works out of our St. Paul, Minnesota Data Center. As the IT Manager for vXchnge, Nathan manages his team and IT support for vXchnge. He is also responsible for server infrastructure, Cloud services, backup infrastructure and systems security that keeps our employees and data centers operational. Nathan enjoys working with his team, vXchnge staff, complex systems and issue resolution. When he’s not working, Nathan enjoys camping, fishing, spending time with his family and homebrewing when he has time.