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January 27, 2017
Colocation fees can pile up if you're not savvy. Negotiate with your provider and predict the scale of your organization to avoid surprises on your next bill.
December 07, 2016
Enterprise customers in Verizon and CenturyLink's colocation data centers should expect better cloud and network connection options -- but not upheaval -- after being sold in 2017.
November 08, 2016
Competition is surging in the colocation market, and providers are adding new features to differentiate. IT pros should look for new services around cloud connections, green energy and more.
October 18, 2016
The rapid evolution of data centers and cloud hinges on these 10 key IT trends, from hybrid infrastructures to IoT and smartly managing capacity -- and new IT roles to manage it all.
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Creating a robust disaster recovery plan is no small task for IT teams. Explore how cloud and colocation can bolster an enterprise DR strategy and help IT prepare for the worst. Continue Reading
As colocation providers expand their services, look for companies that offer features you need not just for today, but years down the road. Then, get ready for the big move. Continue Reading
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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
As mobile technology improves, smartphone apps for IT administration help data center managers monitor and troubleshoot infrastructure -- regardless of where they are. Continue Reading
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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
The lack of capable infrastructure hinders a typical cloud bursting architecture. Choose one of these four paths to better implement cloud bursting. Continue Reading
Head into 2016 with a positive outlook, a plan for new projects, and a well-rounded set of data center skills. Continue Reading