Data Center Infrastructure Redundancy – N, N+1, 2N  

The duplication of critical systems provide backup if failure occurs

Life is filled with uncertainty. It’s the same with your IT infrastructure. And the more you have, the more you need to be protected from the downside risks of uncertainty. From powerful summer storms to unexpected utility power outages, it’s impossible to know what could happen to your business, or your data center. Therefore, ensuring…

Top 6 Factors to Consider When Making A Data Center or Colocation Purchase  

Key Data Center Decision – Lease or Build Your Next Facility

Outsourcing IT requirements to a third party can be a bit overwhelming given the on-going business requirements, obscure contract terms, different pricing methods, and fixed and variable costs to consider. Below is a list of key considerations to understand when deciding whether to build versus lease space for your IT infrastructure. 1. Control Control is…

Why is Colocation Important Today?  

Colocation in third-party data centers provides key benefits.

Despite the growing popularity of the cloud, many data center professionals firmly believe some applications simply aren’t meant to run on virtual machines but need to be placed on physical servers. There are several reasons which include software licensing and compatibility, which could be interpreted as an argument to upgrade. It can also be due…

AWS Outposts Brings AWS Cloud Hardware On-premises  

Talk to Citadel about AWS Outposts

Amazon Web Services is launching its own data center hardware called AWS Outposts, which essentially brings AWS cloud hardware on-premises. AWS Outposts includes configurable compute, storage racks, and is fully managed, in order to enable customers to run compute and storage on-premises and also connect to the rest of AWS's cloud. AWS Outposts facilitates a…

Five Artificial Intelligence Trends Executives Should Know  

Forrester Research shares how firms use AI, the rise of new ‘digital workers’ and increased competition for AI skills.

With AI efforts, most organizations find 'no pain, no gain' Forrester Research recently shared its top predictions for artificial intelligence in the coming year. The report sees major changes in how organizations use AI, the rise of new ‘digital workers’ and increased competition for data professionals with AI skills. Here are the five top trends…

10 Technology Predictions Every Business Leader Must Know  

Data Economy provides 10 key predictions on future technology trends

Data Economy recently gathered predictions made by companies, researchers and executives who use various methods to conclude what next year has in store. 1. Internet traffic trends increase Cisco’s VNI Forecast for 2017 to 2022 revealed several big predictions regarding the internet’s future. In the next four years, it’s predicted that there will be around…

Majority of SMBs feel ill prepared to defend against cyber attacks  

New average cost of each attack estimated at $383,365

Small and mid-sized businesses increasingly face the same cyber security risks as larger companies, but only 28 percent rate their ability to mitigate threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks as “highly effective,” according to a study by the Ponemon Institute. The report is based on interviews with 1,045 IT and security practitioners from companies in the U.S.…

Five Executive Leadership Trends to Watch  

CEO Today shares emerging leadership trends CEOs need to know to succeed

Today’s leaders face a number of challenges. The commercial challenges are often clear to see and the responses they demand, such as innovation, efficiency and adaptability, are generally well understood. However, one of the biggest challenges for today’s leaders is managing their people strategies. Unsurprisingly, C-level executives will continue to prioritize the development of next-generation…

2019 Top Digital Transformation Trends  

Forbes publishes key trends for executives to know

Forbes recently published its top 2019 digital transformation trends. You can read the full article here. Below is a synopsis. All leaders know that technology in and of itself does not equate to digital transformation. The customer, culture and employees must be a key part of each technology investment. Here’s what to expect in the…

Key Selection Criteria When Selecting a Data Center Provider  

Partnering with the right colocation provider is critical.

Large firms specializing in cloud, internet, healthcare, social media, and technology continue to grow at rapid rates, they often see their IT footprints doubling or tripling in size in a short time period. However, these companies can be so focused on growth, they don’t plan for future IT expansion. A lack of planning can be…

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