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

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. Highlights of Synergy’s Report: ... MORE »

What Should Colocation Look Like in the Digital Era?

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 ... MORE »

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

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 ... MORE »

Destruction of Service Attacks: A New Kind of Cyberthreat

As informational and operational technology converge, businesses need to improve their security positioning. Recent incidents such as WannaCry and NotPetya show the rapid spread and wide impact of cyberthreats. According to Cisco’s 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report, cyberattacks will only ... MORE »

Exploring the WannaCry and Petya Cyber Attacks

The WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks have had a massive impact globally. The attacks hit in May and June, respectively, causing devastation at many of the world’s largest companies, including advertising firm WPP and pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. ... MORE »

Four Ways to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is malware that blocks access to your computer files by encrypting them until a ransom is paid to the hacker that deployed it. The WannaCry and Petya attacks both urged users to make a $300 bitcoin ... MORE »

Why Enterprises Turn to Data Centers

The short answer is growth and reach. The long answer is a bit more complicated. Companies turn to public or third-party data centers for several reasons, chief among them are the interconnectivity that top-flight data centers provide and the ... MORE »

Client Spotlight: MetricStream Sponsors GRC Summit 2017

In a few weeks, MetricStream is sponsoring the GRC Summit 2017, an annual event that brings together the best minds in government and business to discuss and debate strategies and solutions needed to build better governed, more risk-aware and ... MORE »

4 Takeaways from Facebook’s Foray into Telecom

The telecom industry is welcoming a new member to its ranks, whether it “likes” it or not: Facebook. It started as an off-the-cuff idea in a break room conversation. According to a recent Business Insider article, a group of Facebook ... MORE »

vXchnge CMO Ernie Sampera Weighs in on Data Center Connections

  Late last month, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal held a panel discussion on the state of the industry for data centers. vXchnge CMO Ernie Sampera joined moderator Amanda Othoudt along with fellow executives from other data center operators. The discussion ... MORE »


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