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Archive of posts from 2014

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 7: Change in Leadership or Ownership

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 7: Change in Leadership or Ownership

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 1 min.

Leadership and/or Ownership Change Leadership changes often cause short-term uncertainty within a business. New leaders bring fresh ideas and expect fast results. It’s important for leaders and their teams to focus on core business objectives and avoid the distraction that sometimes go with maintaining a high capacity, highly available IT infrastructure. During a time of executive transition, it is...

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 6: Recent Outage

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 6: Recent Outage

Devon Cole
Read Time 1 min.

Experiencing an IT Outage Experiencing a natural disaster or an unplanned outage is a valid reason to look at moving your IT environment to a professional data center provider. In doing so, you will benefit from multiple layers of built-in redundancy for power, cooling and network connections. The burden and stress of ensuring resiliency and uptime shifts from your...

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 5: Hardware Refresh

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 5: Hardware Refresh

Bryan Smith
Read Time 2 min.

Is your hardware reaching the end of its life cycle? A hardware refresh can be complex and cumbersome, and may require a significant capital expenditure. When purchasing hardware, you must forecast your needs well into the future. As a result, you are most likely paying for capacity that you do not need in the near-term, or risk performance issues as...

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 4: Cost Reduction

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 4: Cost Reduction

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

How would your business benefit from reducing the cost associated with your IT infrastructure? The cost of running an internal data center can greatly exceed the cost of utilizing a cloud services provider in many ways. One of the single greatest benefits of cloud technology is cost reduction not only from a capital basis, but also from an operating...

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 3: New Application

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 3: New Application

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 1 min.

New Application Development Developing and managing a new application can be a complex undertaking. Doing so while managing and maintaining an internal data center can also tax an IT organization and may ultimately delay the successful completion of your project. So the question is, can you afford to manage the infrastructure components while giving equal attention to developing the...

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 2: Accelerated Growth

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 2: Accelerated Growth

Devon Cole
Read Time 2 min.

Are you experiencing increased business growth? When the pace of business is on the rise, IT demands become greater and more complicated. At times, the demands of managing an internal data center in the midst of such growth can inhibit your IT team from focusing on new projects. It is key to maintain a comprehensive understanding of the expenses...