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Blair Felter

As the Growth Marketing Manager at vXchnge, Blair is responsible for managing every aspect of the growth marketing objective and inbound strategy to grow the brand. Her passion is to find the topics that generate the most conversations. If you have a topic idea, feel free to reach out to Blair through her social platforms.

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The Future of Data Centers Service Assurance & Expectations

By: Blair Felter
July 12th, 2018

In 2019, 60% of digital services will fail to meet desired customer adoption levels. Why? Because providers of those services are unable to monitor and respond to performance, utilization, and cost degradations as effectively or expediently as is necessary. The demands of next-generation applications and IT architecture are too great for many data center facilities.

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The Real Consequences of Noncompliance in Your Data Center

By: Blair Felter
July 3rd, 2018

Let’s play a quick game of word association: What comes to mind when you read the words “regulation” and “compliance?”

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Data Center Migration Checklist

Data Center Migration Checklist

Use this checklist to help protect your investment, mitigate potential risk and minimize downtime during your data center migration.

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5 Edge Computing Use Cases With Huge Potential

By: Blair Felter
June 27th, 2018

Edge computing is an exciting development in network infrastructure that is only beginning to realize its potential. While it’s easy to find explanations about what edge computing is and how it works, most companies really want to know how it could affect their business. Here are five use cases that show how several industries stand to benefit immensely from the latest developments in edge computing.

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What is Edge Computing and Is It the Next Big Thing? What Business Leaders Need to Know About Edge Computing

By: Blair Felter
June 19th, 2018

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.

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Adhering to ISO 27001 Fortifies Your Data Security & Bottom Line

By: Blair Felter
June 13th, 2018

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.

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Types and Tiers of Data Centers: A Primer

By: Blair Felter
June 12th, 2018

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.

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