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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.
September 12, 2016
Making matches between enterprises and services inside a colocation facility is getting easier with tools that act like LinkedIn in the data center.
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A colocation marketplace is an online platform that connects colocation users with managed service providers, IT vendors and potential business partners. Continue Reading
PaaS is the least-known XaaS category. However, it is a great way to bootstrap custom app development and increase IT productivity. Continue Reading
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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
In any multi-tenant IT environment, noisy neighbors can be an issue. Here's a closer look at how the challenges differ in the public cloud versus colocation. Continue Reading
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As mobile technology improves, smartphone apps for IT administration help data center managers monitor and troubleshoot infrastructure -- regardless of where they are. Continue Reading
The tech industry seems fixated breaking things apart into ever-smaller units for greater levels of "granularity." Traditional standalone applications are maligned as "monoliths" that must be broken apart in to their component pieces, or "... Continue Reading
Most businesses have existing on-premises technologies up and running, and they aren't in a rush to move entirely to the cloud. This means data center teams are increasingly asked to manage IT resources that are located partly on premises and ... 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