Data Centers

Outages, Vol. I: Power

Posted on 11.12.2014 in Disaster Recovery, Data Centers, Infrastructure Availability

In the world of data centers, there are three common causes of outages: power failure, loss of connectivity and human error. No matter the cause, it’s common knowledge that unplanned data center outages result in immense costs to unprepared businesses, including: Brand and reputation suffers Legal and regulatory ramifications Equipment damage Lost confidence among stakeholders […]

Disaster Recovery Planning: Geographic Diversity

Posted on 11.10.2014 in Disaster Recovery, Data Centers

What Do You Have to Gain From Geographic Diversity? In the world of data centers, what is geographic diversity, and why is it significant? Geographic diversity is an important disaster recovery term—it describes adequate distance between primary and secondary (or backup) sites. Why is geographic diversity important? Geographic diversity is imperative when it comes to […]

Why Expert,
On-site Staff Matters

Posted on 11.03.2014 in Data Centers, Infrastructure Availability

When utilizing the services of a hosting provider, you’re entrusting your critical systems to a third party. While working with a trustworthy hosting provider brings many benefits, it’s important that your partner can ensure your data will remain secure. Part of security means the ability to depend on expert staff who are on site, 24x7x365. […]

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 7: Change in Leadership or Ownership

Posted on 10.21.2014 in Data Centers

Leadership changes often cause short-term uncertainty within a business. New leaders bring fresh ideas and expect fast results. It’s important for leaders and their teams to focus on core business objectives and avoid the distraction that sometimes go with maintaining a high capacity, highly available IT infrastructure. During a time of executive transition, it is […]

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 6: Recent Outage

Posted on 10.16.2014 in Data Centers

Experiencing a natural disaster or an unplanned outage is a valid reason to look at moving your IT environment to a professional data center provider. In doing so, you will benefit from multiple layers of built-in redundancy for power, cooling and network connections. The burden and stress of ensuring resiliency and uptime shifts from your […]

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 5: Hardware Refresh

Posted on 10.13.2014 in Data Centers

Is your hardware reaching the end of its life cycle? A hardware refresh can be complex and cumbersome, and may require a significant capital expenditure. When purchasing hardware, you must forecast your needs well into the future. As a result, you are most likely paying for capacity that you do not need in the near-term, […]

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 4: Cost Reduction

Posted on 10.10.2014 in Data Centers

The cost of running an internal data center can greatly exceed the cost of utilizing a cloud services provider in many ways. One of the single greatest benefits of cloud technology is cost reduction not only from a capital basis, but also from an operating expense perspective. Making use of the cloud can reduce IT […]

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 3: New Application

Posted on 10.07.2014 in Data Centers

Developing and managing a new application can be a complex undertaking. Doing so while managing and maintaining an internal data center can also tax an IT organization and may ultimately delay the successful completion of your project. So the question is, can you afford to manage the infrastructure components while giving equal attention to developing […]

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