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December 18, 2017
It's essential to stay ahead of the data center industry news, as the market moves quickly. See which product launches and acquisitions made headlines in 2017.
September 28, 2017
Colocation data center buyers are needlessly captivated by impressive features at data centers that distract them from important decision-making information.
August 18, 2017
Nearly half of enterprises do not save money with the public cloud, and say they have figured out how to beat public cloud costs with their own private cloud.
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.
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IoT is still an emerging field, but data center admins should at least consider certification options to make their resume stand out in the long haul. 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
Proper IT budget planning and cost optimization can extend the life of your infrastructure, help guide refresh decisions and prepare you for software-defined architectures. Continue Reading
During IT budget planning for a software-defined data center, maximize value by accounting for predictable demand spikes, and evaluate resources to avoid losing funding later on. Continue Reading