Dark Fiber. It calls to mind images of ZeroCool or Crash Override and a 90’s neon CG interpretation of the internet – that, or a Tom Clancy novel. In reality, Dark Fiber is both much simpler and altogether more amazing. The term was originally used when referring to the potential network capacity of telecommunication infrastructure. These days it is also used to refer to the now rather common practice of leasing fiber optic cables from a service provider or to the installations not owned or controlled by traditional carriers. What does that all really mean? Read More
In today’s world of modern infrastructure and IT management, data centers have become an integral part of day to day life, whether we know it or not. Our information and data is being stored on servers more and more each day. The Cloud, while considered a mystery, is still contained in racks in a data center somewhere. With all of that data in one location it’s easy to lose track of the little things that can cause down time.
Risk Mitigation. It’s a topic that can send chills up the spine of even the most stalwart of IT professionals. Read More
With Sunday’s announcement that online giant Google is hitting the streets, not just with maps anymore, but cars that actually drive themselves, we here at SilverBack are all saying, Wow, that’s the coolest thing since the hot/cold thermos–I mean, really, how does it know? Anyway, Google has tested their cars over 140,000 miles in California road tests and so far no reported road rage incidents! Read More
The world of data centers and big data is filled with a number of metrics that help technicians and leads keep on top of the many aspects that make up a data center. Power metrics, cooling metrics, and connectivity metrics; there is a veritable handbook on how to check the efficiency of a data center. Read More