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

    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...

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    Five Cloud Questions Every CFO Should Ask

    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?...

    Cloud Computing

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

    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...

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    The Right Way to Evaluate Cloud IT Performance

    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...

    Cloud Computing

    How the Cost of Cloud Computing is Calculated

    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,...

    Cloud Computing