The latest in industry trends based on cloud, colocation, data centers, interconnectivity, security & compliance, and sustainability.
Fog and Edge computing are all the rage among organizations looking for ways to expand the reach and reliability of their networks. The terms are often used interchangeably, which has contributed to the idea that they refer to the same thing. While fog and edge computing share a number of characteristics, they do have some differences that make it worthwhile to think of them separately.
Edge computing is an exciting development in the ongoing search for network infrastructure solutions that deliver speed and reliability across a wide range of industries. Often touted as the “next big thing,” many companies are surely wondering how edge computing differs from more traditional data processing solutions and how it could benefit their business.
Use this checklist to help protect your investment, mitigate potential risk and minimize downtime during your data center migration.
The Internet of Things and the growing list of devices we use on a daily basis is driving monumental changes in computing. In Cisco’s latest Global Cloud Index, the company forecasts that by the end of 2021, our collective devices will create 847 zettabytes (847 trillion GB) of data per year. Cisco also projects annual global data center IP traffic to reach 20.6 ZB.
According to the 2017 Cost of Data Breach study by IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the odds of suffering a data breach are as high as one in four. The prevalence of these damaging issues has compelled many organizations to take more proactive steps to protect their data and their customers’. Many of those forward-thinking businesses have followed the security guidelines outlined by ISO 27001.
Not all data centers are created equal. The Uptime Institute (UI), the IT industry’s most trusted global standard for the proper design, build, and operation of data centers, has developed strict standards in order to separate the very basic from the very best. Rather than assign grades, UI classifies data center types by four tiers. Each tier represents different levels of availability, hours of interruption per year, and data center facility and system redundancy standards.
According to the 2017 Frost & Sullivan survey, 68% of businesses leverage colocation services in their hybrid IT environment. 70% of IT leaders also plan to increase their colocation deployments over the next two years.