Key Data Center Physical Security Measures
What comes to your mind when you think about data center physical security? Cyberattacks? Data storage? Maybe business uptime? Sure, data center physical security plays a crucial role in all of the above, but that’s not all there is to these facilities. Besides helping businesses store and transfer information safely, data centers must ensure their […]
How to Optimize Data Center Interconnect and Network Performance
In a digitally connected, networks play a vital role in connecting data centers while providing greater agility, operational simplicity, and scalability to organizations enabling them to keep up with the expanding capacity and performance requirements. The demand for reliable data exchange has risen recently as cloud services and mobile device connectivity continue to experience exponential […]
Why Should You Move Your On-Premises Workloads to Colocation
Growth is essential to the long-term of any business or organization. With rapid growth, however, comes the need to expand your data storage capacity. While your IT infrastructure can handle your business’ data volume during the initial phases, most organizations struggle to store data effectively when they scale to the next level. And, if the […]
What’s The Difference Between Interconnect, Direct Connect, and Cross Connect in Data Center?
The amount of data generated every day is truly astounding. The current estimates stand at 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. And by 2025, there’ll be 175 zettabytes of data in the global atmosphere. With such huge amounts of data being created and stored, forward-thinking organizations must focus on network performance. That way, they can deliver […]
How Colocation Data Center Support Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity?
Think about it. How long can your business continue to operate in the event of an unplanned outage? The 2023 FAA system outage, which resulted in widespread flight disruptions across the United States, demonstrated the importance of having a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place. Such a plan can help organizations minimize the impact of […]
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 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?
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
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 […]