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December 23, 2020
This year proved to be a banner year for data center mergers and acquisitions with 113 deals valued at over $30 billion, a pace that is unlikely to slow in 2021.
October 08, 2020
IBM will spin off its Managed Infrastructure Services unit as a public company to focus on hybrid cloud and AI.
June 17, 2020
Seeing an increasing trend of data protection buyers, Flexential has rolled out a new backup-as-a-service offering and introduced a cheaper, 'self-service' tier.
July 19, 2019
An additional Microsoft Azure function can place VMs associated with a multi-tier application inside the same cloud data center to reduce latency.
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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
Off-site hardware upkeep can be tricky and time-consuming. With remote hands options, your admins can delegate routine maintenance and monitoring to trained, on-site service staff. Continue Reading
Renegotiation, legal action and cancellation are all options if your colocation service agreement isn't up to par. But each option requires research to avoid big fees or downtime. Continue Reading