The latest in industry trends based on cloud, colocation, data centers, interconnectivity, security & compliance, and sustainability.
The modern data center is an incredibly complex system. Between managing equipment, maintaining networks, regulating energy and environmental controls, and providing both physical and cyber security, the data center faces a wide array of challenges in a typical day.
Cloud-based data centers are undoubtedly becoming more prominent in the tech sector.
Use this checklist to help protect your investment, mitigate potential risk and minimize downtime during your data center migration.
Today’s digital world generates a lot of data. With the rapid growth of internet-based media and more businesses moving their operations online, it should not come as a surprise that the US alone produces more than 2.5 million gigabytes of data every minute. All of that information has to be stored somewhere, and much of it is flooding into the estimated 1450 exabyte capacity of the world’s data centers.
More and more organizations today are turning to the cloud as a solution for their data and network computing needs. Given the substantial cost savings offered by cloud migration, it’s no wonder that the cloud is fast approaching the status of standard practice. Combined with the possibilities offered by colocation data centers and edge computing, shifting to a cloud architecture provides organizations with unprecedented IT flexibility.
More and more of today’s businesses are migrating their data and computing operations to the cloud. The combination of cost-savings and ease of use make the move an easy decision for small to medium size businesses. A 2016 survey of more than 1,200 small businesses in the US found that 71% of them ran at least one-quarter of their business in the cloud, up from 23.5% just 18 months earlier. Even for larger enterprises, migrating to the cloud provides tremendous advantages in terms of IT flexibility, freeing up valuable tech resources that can be diverted to innovation and delivering better customer experiences.
The threat of a natural disaster looms large in the minds of data center providers around the world. Managing the power, cooling, and security demands of a data center is difficult enough even before taking threats such as hurricanes, earthquakes, or flooding into consideration. Maintaining data access in the event of a disaster can mean the difference between a company’s success or failure. About 70% of companies have experienced data loss due to accident or disaster; even more troubling, 60% of those companies go out of business within six months of losing data due to disaster.