Infrastructure Availability

How to Budget for Cloud Computing Services

Posted on 08.12.2015 in Cloud Computing, Infrastructure Availability

Cloud Computing Services The trend to migrate to cloud computing continues to grow. Most likely, your company is somewhere in the midst of its migration plan or about to begin one. Budget for cloud computing costs now as your enterprise continues to migrate its IT infrastructure to a solely cloud-based platform. A Goldman Sachs study published in […]

Technology Considerations for Data Center Efficiency

Posted on 06.25.2015 in Data Centers, Infrastructure Availability

Data Center Efficiency Going green continues to grow in popularity as many companies and industries look to adopt “green,” eco-friendly policies in the workplace. The data center industry is no different. Colocation providers will need to modernize and become more energy efficient as requirements, and expectations for green facilities continue to grow. Data centers are […]

The Value of Around-the-Clock Support

Posted on 06.22.2015 in Data Centers, Infrastructure Availability

“The most important part of working in the Operations Support Center is giving people the best possible customer service while quickly and efficiently solving problems.” -Sam Larkin, Expedient Engineer, Operations Support Center Every hosting provider should guarantee around-the-clock support and customer service through the management and monitoring of infrastructure and cloud services, 24 hours a […]

What Are the Differences Between Backups and Disaster Recovery?

Posted on 05.28.2015 in Disaster Recovery, Data Centers, Infrastructure Availability

What Are the Differences Between Backups and Disaster Recovery? Disaster recovery planning is an integral part of any business’s IT strategy, and is becoming more prevalent as security breaches and network outages have become common threats, and the cost of downtime has steadily increased. In the beginning stages of disaster recovery planning, decision makers are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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