Data became perhaps more hotly debated than ever when the 2016 election results came out. On November 7th, one day before the election, polls showed Clinton at 46.8% and Trump lagging behind at 44.3%. The following day, these polls were turned on their head as the country watched Trump win the race. This lead to a debate in the world of media as to what the value of this type of data actually is. Read More
5th generation wireless networks — abbreviated as 5G — isn’t a thing of the present, but more and more data centers are preparing for it to soon be a reality. Companies like Google, AT&T, and Nokia are already starting testing 5G’s capacity, determining what 5G will be when it enters the global market. As 5G transforms from a concept to a reality over the next several years, data centers need to be ready. Read More
One big story in recent tech news is that Microsoft has opened the doors to its first European Internet of Things (IoT) lab in Munich, Germany. There are already two other such labs located in Shenzhen, China and Redmond, Washington. Expanding into the European market makes sense, as industrial companies all over the world are eager to keep their operations ahead of the tech curve. Read More
Your company may be relocating across the country and planning a big data move, or your company may simply need better data management. Either way, all of your data must be secure and insured. Improper handling of data can result in costly lawsuits, loss of important data, a damaged reputation, and beyond. Read More
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a huge driver of contemporary technological advances. IoT devices, of course, are common household or personal products that, when connected to the Internet, can be controlled using smartphones or tablets. While you likely wouldn’t be surprised that the IoT is changing the way people think about common items, you might be more surprised about the way the IoT is changing the data center. Here, we’ll talk about three ways the continued popularity of IoT devices has and will continue to change the data center. Read More
If you think your company is unlikely to be threatened by a data breach because of your company’s nature or size, think again. Data breaches have started to increase in scale and frequency, and any business could be a target. These breaches have ranged from the large-scale Yahoo data breaches to the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System’s data breach that affected thousands of patients. Read More
It may not seem like the physical location of your data center is important. However, even as more and more data center management moves to the cloud, the fact remains that the security of the physical perimeter of your location is still important. In fact, many experts suggest that security around data centers should be amped up even further. Skeptical? Here, we’ll describe ways to keep your physical data center more secure.
2017 is the year when the International Data Corporation (IDC) suggests that the number of data centers will peak at 8.6 million. Every year after, the IDC suggests that the number of data centers will decline. What gives? Do these declining figures mean that data centers are no longer necessary? Here, we’ll answer four of the most common questions about IDC’s surprising data center prediction.
Approaching the task of choosing a data storage vendor can be a difficult one. From supported platforms to connectivity, company viability to disaster recovery, there are countless variables involved in deciding which company fits your business’ needs. Below are a few questions to get you started on the journey to picking the perfect data storage vendor. Read More
One of the most significant factors that increases data center cost is one that is often overlooked: memory. The reason, according to experts, that data centers have to get much bigger and expensive is because of the need to increase memory, and in recent years, that memory increase has often focused on DRAM. Here, we’ll answer four of your questions about DRAM and the role it plays in data center management.