The Difference Between Lit Fiber and Dark Fiber

Businesses are shifting to fiber rapidly as fiber offers higher bandwidth and faster speeds over longer distances. According to IBISWorld, the fiber-optic cable manufacturing industry has already reached $4 billion over the last five years. As you’ve been reading about fiber network and how it works, you might have come across the terms “lit fiber” […]

Data Center Interconnection (DCI) Types and Definitions

data center interconnection

Data center interconnection could be the missing link in your data center strategy. In fact, when looking for a data center, you’ll want to consider its interconnection capacity. You see, an immense amount of data is being managed, distributed, and exchanged between businesses globally. In essence, this means that for business continuity, your IT infrastructure must […]

Should Healthcare Organizations Continue to Maintain On-Premises Data Centers?

on-premises data centers

Healthcare facilities haven’t always been fans of cloud computing.  Not too long ago, the prevailing opinion was that the cloud wasn’t secure enough for healthcare data, and it was safer to store it on-site – On-Premises Data Centers. Fast forward, the healthcare industry is choking with data.  Consider, for instance, the 2018 Statista projection that […]

What is a Meet-Me Room and Why Is It Crucial in a Data Center

Every forward-thinking data center should have a meet-me-room (MMR). First, MMRs enable data centers to provide reliable, low-latency connections to customers. On top of that, they help lower network costs. This post examines meet-me-rooms and their relevance to data centers and colocation providers. What is a Meet-Me Room?  A meet-me-room is a secure room inside […]

Exploring The Advantages of Switching to Dark Fiber

Dark Fiber Advantages

The demand for dark fiber is on the rise. Research commissioned by MarketsandMarkets projects the fiber market to reach $8.7 billion by 2026, up from $5.2 million in 2021. That’s an impressive 11% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). According to MarketsandMarkets, this growth is attributed to the following two factors; The rising demand for reliable […]

What’s Driving the Adoption of Edge Computing in the Healthcare Sector

edge computing healthcare

The healthcare industry is drowning in data. According to a 2020 Dell survey, healthcare and life sciences data grew by a staggering 900% over the last two years, with 10 to 15 devices connected to the hospital bedside. New tools are being deployed by modern health systems, hospitals, and providers, and new models of care […]

The Critical Role of Colocation Data Centers in the Healthcare Industry

Data Centers for Healthcare

The amount of data healthcare churns per second is almost incomprehensible. Further, research by RBC capital markets forecasts that the compound annual data growth rate for healthcare will reach 36 percent by 2025. This growth rate is significantly faster than forecast for other industries like entertainment, media, financial services, and manufacturing. Yet, healthcare professionals must […]

Planned vs. Unplanned Downtime: What’s the Difference?

Unplanned Downtime

Downtime is bad for business. It is disruptive, costly, and unacceptable in today’s super-competitive business landscape. Whether scheduled maintenance or unexpected outage, being unable to access your systems during working hours can lead to productivity losses, missed opportunities, data loss, damage to your brand, and hefty Service Level Agreement (SLA) payouts. Still, you can curtail […]

Generating Customer Value Through Colocation Data Center Compliance

data center compliance

Compliance audit! For many organizations and business leaders, compliance audit is synonymous with fear, confusion, headaches, and a ton of stress. Understandably so. You see, compliance, at its core, is a super-rigorous process, which, if not properly done, can lead to lawsuits and hefty fines in the future. On top of that, managing records, workflows, […]

Why Should You Take Our New Miami Data Center Virtual Tour

data center virtual tour

Our all-new Miami Fort Lauderdale data center is now complete. And, we’re inviting you to take a 360° virtual tour!  The tour is part of Volico’s provisioning process, allowing our customers and prospects to see where their IT infrastructure will live while confirming the security and reliability of our data center.  So, What is a […]