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data center | Data Center Architecture | network redundancy

Network Redundancy Primer

By: Blair Felter
February 6th, 2018

Reliable networks are more important than ever, as businesses use them to access corporate and cloud resources. Users are constantly connected via mobile devices throughout the day and night. For these businesses, network outages can be costly, with an average downtime of 7 ½ hours for private data centers, cloud, and traditional hosting. Every minute of this downtime quickly translates to lost revenue.

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industry trends | data center | Google | Google Espresso | Network performance | SDN strategy

Google Gives Last Mile a Shot of “Espresso”

By: Blair Felter
April 19th, 2017

Last week, Google announced it was using “Espresso” to improve the performance of its data center infrastructure. “Espresso” being the name of the search-engine giant’s new software-defined networking stack designed to accelerate Google’s services for end users at the edge of networks.

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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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hack | industry trends | cloud | cyber | data center | Data Center | DDOS | security

DDoS Attacks Set to Increase in 2017

By: Blair Felter
February 10th, 2017

Larger more frequent attacks increase business risk requiring 'Smarter' Solutions 2017 is set to be the year of the DDoS. Deloitte warns that this year DDoS attacks will become far more sophisticated, requiring innovative measures to prevent your business from becoming the next victim. From 2013 to 2015, the average DDoS attack increased 30 percent in size. However, 2016 saw the first two attacks running at greater than one terabit per second.

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data center | Data Center Architecture | data center cooling | raised floor

Why Is A Raised Floor Important?

By: Blair Felter
May 19th, 2016

A raised floor is an elevated floor that is built two inches to four feet above a concrete floor. It creates a space that can be used for cooling, electrical, and mechanical services. In data centers, raised floors are also used as a plenum chamber to distribute cold air. By using a raised floor, you will not only reduce the amount of air needed, you will require less energy and improve temperature distribution across all of the cabinets. “The installation of a raised floor system can change the thermal behaviour of the building by reducing the interaction between heat gains and the thermally massive concrete slab,” according to Influence of raised floor on zone design cooling load in commercial buildings.

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industry trends | IoT | IPv6 | data center | internet of things

Taking the Time to do IoT Networking Right

By: Blair Felter
March 24th, 2016

With all the buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT), many companies will jump onto the IoT bandwagon by creating software-defined IoT-widgets and management applications then distribute the IoT-widgets and hope for the best. However, without proper planning, this can be an expensive mistake.

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enterprise application software | ERP | in-memory computing | big data | data center | data center infrastructure | data center services | distributed data center | geographic proximity | internet of things | latency | Podcasts | SAP | SAP HANA

Podcast: Beating Data Latency and Building Data Centers for Modern Applications

By: Blair Felter
November 19th, 2015

Today speed is more than a competitive advantage, it's a best practice. People expect stuff quickly, and this new reality is impacting millions and trillions of dollars of business for your customers and their customers. Today's podcast discusses how a modern distributive data center infrastructure can address data latency issues. Joining us is John Panzica, Senior Vice President Sales at vXchnge, Deepak Aher, SAP Startup Focus, Global Go-to-Market and Market Enablement at SAP and Kyle Ackerman, Marketing Manager at Approyo.

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