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” […]

What Is Ceph Storage Cluster & Why Our Data Center Customers Love It?

More organizations and businesses are moving to Ceph storage as data production crystallizes around edge computing. While Ceph was designed for High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments, it has attracted the interest of organizations looking for a unified cluster system that can handle blocks, data lakes, and high-growth files. Backup and storage solutions assume paramount importance these […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Your Business May Need Both Smart Hands & Remote Hands

Smart Hands Support

Despite the rising adoption of cloud computing, many businesses are still maintaining their applications and services on-premises. Sure, shifting to the cloud is a progressive way of doing business. However, you’re better off running some business-critical operations on a physical data center. Datacenter services are an essential step that requires careful planning and preparation. Control and […]

Calculating the Size of a Firewall For Your Network

We live in a world where security breaches and data losses are expected. According to a study done by IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a data breach (from a sample of 500 companies interviewed) is $3.86 million. Moreover, mega data breaches, which result in the loss of 1 million to […]

Pros and Cons of Managed Colocation Services

Managed Colocation

Colocation services have moved on. Sure, you still have the choice of an empty warehouse to fill as you wish. But these days, you have several options right up to more sophisticated data center colocation providers that offer managed services. If for nothing more, managed colocation is one to watch as digital business transformation gathers momentum. […]

Managed Security Service Provider vs. In-House SOC

Managed Security Service Provider vs. In-House SOC

What is a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)? An MSSP is a third-party company responsible for providing security for the outsourcing organization’s systems and networks. Their services operate 24/7 and have the responsibility to protect their servers and data against cyberattacks. A few accurate operations are anti-virus vulnerability and configuration testing, managing firewall, or the […]

Managed Firewall vs Unmanaged Firewall: What Are The Differences?

Managed Firewall vs Unmanaged Firewall

Traditional security measures can no longer keep up with the threats of modern days; therefore, the need for next-generation solutions that can provide advanced application-level security is becoming increasingly important. Even though firewalls have become such a common solution for combating security threats, many companies are still struggling to manage and use firewalls at their […]

Changing the Data Storage Game with Ceph Storage

Ceph Storage

Scaling solutions for data storage has always been one of the major issues faced by companies that grow to outscale their IT infrastructure. Of course, storage is not the only problem faced by growing companies, but it is definitely one of the most troublesome issues since there are not many data storage solutions that can […]