Data Centers

New Slim-Line 2.0 Cages = Great Space and Cost Savings

Posted on 05.26.2015 in Data Centers

New Slim-Line 2.0 Cages = Great Space and Cost Savings Opting for a secure, private cage in a data center environment demands a lot of space on the data center floor, making it expensive for the customer and taking away valuable floor space that can no longer be used by other customers. Traditional cages don’t […]

Is a Cage Really the Safest Physical Environment for Your Data?

Posted on 05.25.2015 in Disaster Recovery, Data Centers

Those seeking a dedicated cage environment with a hosting provider are sometimes under the false impression that caged floor space is more secure than other physical options. A common perception is that a dedicated cage environment provides an unparalleled level of security as well as the ability to meet auditing requirements; both viewpoints are not […]

Demand Drivers for Data Center Services

Posted on 04.28.2015 in Cloud Computing, Data Centers, Virtualization

Demand Drivers for a Cloud Based Data Center Managing a data center is a constant race to keep pace with various elements including, new technology, new security issues, requirements of new applications, power and cooling systems, ensure there is enough infrastructure to support the data that comes with a growing business. It’s also a constant […]

Here’s how one Cleveland company keeps your data on lockdown.

Posted on 03.23.2015 in Data Centers, Big Data

Accessing Expedient Data Center’s newest Cleveland location is a little like entering an exclusive nightclub. Inside an unmarked building, a stalwart doorkeeper buzzes authorized visitors with valid ID through two sets of doors. The premises are constantly monitored with 32 closed-circuit cameras. Such measures are all for the sake of security, which is what the […]

What does Cleveland’s New Data Center mean for the Northeast Ohio Community?

Posted on 02.11.2015 in Data Centers

If you haven’t heard, Expedient completed and went live with their third and newest Cleveland data center facility, adding 13,000 square feet of space. The new available capacity will accommodate the increased demand for cloud services and related managed hosting products as well as colocation services. With the new data center facility comes the opportunity […]

Data Center Outages, Vol. 3: Human Error

Posted on 11.25.2014 in Disaster Recovery, Data Centers, Infrastructure Availability

An additional common cause of outages is human error. A number of miscalculations at the hand of employees can lead to an outage, costing many companies far more than they can afford to pay or lose. What are the most common examples of human error? Incorrect configuration changes—networks, servers, SANs Incorrect backups Load balancing misconfiguration […]

Data Center Outages, Vol. 2: Connectivity

Posted on 11.20.2014 in Disaster Recovery, Data Centers, Infrastructure Availability

Another cause of service outages is network connectivity. A loss of connectivity resulting in downtime can lead to a number of negative business impacting events. What causes a loss of connectivity? Equipment failure Software crash Human error Denial of service (DoS) attacks Fiber cuts Companies that manage network connectivity in-house to support mission critical applications […]

White Paper: Exiting the Data Center Business

Posted on 11.18.2014 in Data Centers, Infrastructure Availability

White Paper: Is It Time to Start Thinking About Exiting the Data Center Business? Companies make a choice to either redirect IT management functions to partners, or continue to maintain IT services internally, for a variety of reasons. From allowing staff to focus on what’s important to ensuring proper disaster recovery planning, turning to a […]

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