As of April 26, 2017, Facebook’s Data Center in Fort Worth, Florida is about to get even bigger. Already worth $1 billion USD, the ink is barely dry on an agreement to expand the data campus by another 400,000 square feet. This lofty addition will cost Facebook an impressive $267 million. Alongside previous construction projects begun by Facebook in 2016, Fort Worth’s expansion will effectively triple the data center’s size from its original square footage! Read More
Nobody is immune to data breaches. Companies from department stores to social media giants have suffered staggering security breaches in recent years. The fallout can be costly and embarrassing for a business. Huge corporations like Yahoo, Facebook, and Target have a lot of resources at their disposal to help them bounce back after such a disaster, but what about smaller businesses? Do you have a plan of action in place should a breach occur at your company? You should. Here are some tips to help you recover if it happens to you.
Healthcare generates big data, but is still behind in effectively and securely managing and analyzing electronic health records, test results, emails, private communications, and research. Healthcare organizations and hospitals are turning to data centers to safely store information on and off campuses. Read More
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
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
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.