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Archive of posts from 2015

What Are the Differences Between Backups and Disaster Recovery?

What Are the Differences Between Backups and Disaster Recovery?

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 3 min.

What Are the Differences Between Backups and Disaster Recovery? Disaster recovery planning is an integral part of any business’s IT strategy, and is becoming more prevalent as security breaches and network outages have become common threats, and the cost of downtime has steadily increased. In the beginning stages of disaster recovery planning, decision makers are often mistaken...

New Slim-Line 2.0 Cages = Great Space and Cost Savings

New Slim-Line 2.0 Cages = Great Space and Cost Savings

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 3 min.

New Slim-Line 2.0 Cages = Great Space and Cost Savings Opting for a secure, private cage in a data center environment demands a lot of space on the data center floor, making it expensive for the customer and taking away valuable floor space that can no longer be used by other customers. Traditional cages don’t make optimal use of...

Is a Cage Really the Safest Physical Environment for Your Data?

Is a Cage Really the Safest Physical Environment for Your Data?

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 2 min.

Data Center Security Those seeking a dedicated cage environment with a hosting provider are sometimes under the false impression that caged floor space is more secure than other physical options. A common perception is that a dedicated cage environment provides an unparalleled level of security as well as the ability to meet auditing requirements; both viewpoints are not necessarily...

Five Cloud Questions Every CFO Should Ask

Five Cloud Questions Every CFO Should Ask

Brent Meadows
Read Time 4 min.

Data Center Cost Considerations Cloud computing is an important part of many business infrastructures, whether it’s a few SaaS applications or a full-blown infrastructure. The company CIO may be pushing cloud initiatives hard, but before you reach the implementation phase, there are several cloud budget questions you need to address. 1. Would a Single Vendor Infrastructure Reduce Costs?...

Big Data and the Internet of Things’ Effect on Data Centers

Big Data and the Internet of Things’ Effect on Data Centers

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 3 min.

Big Data & the Internet of Things’ Effect on Data Centers Smartphones, laptops, social networking, texting, emails, business, personal – regardless of the medium or setting, there is one common denominator that drives us to be reliant on these tools…data.. This is the reality of the age that we live in. Consequently,  as our lives revolve around data, the...

The Right Way to Evaluate Cloud IT Performance

The Right Way to Evaluate Cloud IT Performance

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 5 min.

How to Evaluate IT Performance the Right Way Socrates is known for saying that the unexamined life is not worth living. Today he’d likely say that the unexamined IT network is not worth maintaining. For companies considering a move to the cloud, it’s important to evaluate your company’s IT infrastructure to ensure your cloud provider’s services will meet your...

How the Cost of Cloud Computing is Calculated

How the Cost of Cloud Computing is Calculated

Joe Palian
Read Time 3 min.

How Do Cloud Providers Decide How Much to Charge? You’ve answered all of your executives’ questions related to “why use cloud computing.” Now, they’re asking whether it’s more cost-effective to go with an Infrastructure as a Service provider (IaaS) than to build your own cloud computing platform. When you ask an IaaS cloud provider for a price quote,...