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September 28, 2017
Colocation data center buyers are needlessly captivated by impressive features at data centers that distract them from important decision-making information.
September 12, 2017
The all-in-one appeal of VMware Cloud Foundation is aimed at VMware shops that want someone else to run their private cloud on a modern, software-defined data center stack.
July 25, 2017
Enterprises that rent racks inside one of the many data centers that have changed hands in 2017 should carefully evaluate changes to connectivity options, service and prices.
May 10, 2017
From containers and faster networking to IoT and edge computing, these trends continue to define the role of IT pros in future data centers and the skill sets they need to hone.
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Despite a rapidly changing IT industry driven mostly by cloud, the on-premises data center is here to stay, according to a survey by the Uptime Institute. Continue Reading
With new frameworks for data privacy and sustainability, such as Privacy Shield and the Paris Agreement, data center teams may need to rethink their compliance strategies in 2017. Continue Reading
From hyper-convergence to public cloud, data center teams will have their hands full in 2017. Here are five industry trends experts say to watch closely in the year to come. Continue Reading
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New procurement services, such as Inflect and UpStack, offer a central location to compare prices, services and features from colo companies for easier buying decisions. Continue Reading
To avoid the disaster recovery safety net, build an IT business continuity plan for your data center. But before you do, weigh the pros and cons of using colocation vs. cloud. Continue Reading
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