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
Moving technical equipment is an art. Some people like to finger paint on t-shirts, others use oil paints on chapel ceilings. Both strategies have merit, however, they do yield very different results.
Check out our infographic below to see some of the key differences in server/storage/network equipment packaging strategies. Read More
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.
Data Centers and Renewable Energy: Which Data Centers Made the Grade?
Data centers often aim to be sustainable and energy efficient both to help the planet and to save money. But, aside from the internal benefits of these improvements, data centers also get graded on their environmental efficiency by outside agencies. The well-known environmental protection group Greenpeace is one organization that gives out an annual “Clicking Clean” report, ranking tech companies on their use of renewable power and their encouragement of other tech companies to also be environmentally-aware.
Wondering about the factors considered in the report and how well-known companies fared? Here, we’ll talk about the most important factors of Greenpeace’s recently-released 2016 report. Read More
There’s no doubt about it: the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing. By 2020, specialists predict there will be 25 billion devices connected to the Internet. Further, in 2017, the technology and services revenue from the IoT is expected to grow to $7.3 trillion, up from $4.8 trillion in 2012.
This hyper-connectedness, means, of course, that there will be a greater need for data center storage, communication, and asset management. So, what does this mean for your data center exactly? Here, we’ll talk about three ways the increasing reliance on the IoT will affect your data center. Read More
With upwards of 80 percent of enterprises and 63 percent of small and medium sized businesses investing in big data projects over recent years, and budgets of $1.6 million to $7.4 million, the question of data storage is at the forefront of many companies’ minds. One decision facing such companies as they look to store data is the choice between internal server rooms or external data centers. Here are some key components to consider as you make the data storage decision.