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Data Centers

Data Center Outages, Vol. 2: Connectivity

Ken Hill
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Another cause of service outages is network connectivity. A loss of connectivity resulting in downtime can lead to a number of negative business impacting events. What causes a loss of connectivity? Equipment failure Software crash Human error Denial of service (DoS) attacks Fiber cuts Companies that manage network connectivity in-house to support mission critical applications are more susceptible...

White Paper: Exiting the Data Center Business

Devon Cole
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White Paper: Is It Time to Start Thinking About Exiting the Data Center Business? Companies make a choice to either redirect IT management functions to partners, or continue to maintain IT services internally, for a variety of reasons. From allowing staff to focus on what’s important to ensuring proper disaster recovery planning, turning to a third party provider typically...

Disaster Recovery Planning: Geographic Diversity

AJ Kuftic
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What Do You Have to Gain From Geographic Diversity? In the world of data centers, what is geographic diversity, and why is it significant? Geographic diversity is an important disaster recovery term—it describes adequate distance between primary and secondary (or backup) sites. Why is geographic diversity important? Geographic diversity is imperative when it comes to...

Why Expert, On-site Staff Matters

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When utilizing the services of a hosting provider, you’re entrusting your critical systems to a third party. While working with a trustworthy hosting provider brings many benefits, it’s important that your partner can ensure your data will remain secure. Part of security means the ability to depend on expert staff who are on site, 24x7x365. Hosting providers that function as...

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

Ed Dzurko
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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...