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DCIM | Cloud | Data Center Architecture

Welcome to the vXchnge Blog

By: Blair Felter
March 1st, 2018

Designing the next-generation, intelligent, software-defined data center requires experience and knowledge of scalable, high-density infrastructure; efficiencies around power, space and cooling; data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and more. Data centers have changed a lot in recent years as technology has improved and increased server density. Several factors like blade servers, virtualization, the demands of cloud computing and big data have, and continue to play a role. These next-generation data centers must be engineered from the ground up to meet not only the current needs of cloud and virtualized deployments, but also be able to scale for the future.

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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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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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Cloud | Data Center Architecture

Four Steps to Developing a multi-cloud migration plan

By: Blair Felter
January 17th, 2018

Determining your organization’s right mix of public, private and hybrid cloud options sets you up to make a smart approach to cloud migration. And all successful migrations begin with a migration plan.

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Cloud | Data Center Architecture

Three Challenges to Optimizing Multi-Cloud Architecture

By: Blair Felter
January 16th, 2018

Determining business and technical requirements and considering technology options may be the first two steps to launching a multi-cloud architecture, but step three, understanding your challenges, often proves to be one of the most critical. In the third entry of our five-part blog series, we’ll explore why that is and highlight three specific challenges that shackle many multi-cloud deployments.

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Cloud | Data Center Architecture

Best Practices for Evaluating Your Multi-Cloud Architecture Options

By: Blair Felter
January 3rd, 2018

After going through the rigorous process of defining requirements, considering technology and addressing potential challenges, evaluating your multi-cloud options should be the fun part. The good news is you have plenty of options to evaluate, and your greatest advantage is understanding all of them.

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Cloud | Data Center Architecture

Considering Next-Gen Technologies for a Multi-Cloud Architecture

By: Blair Felter
November 28th, 2017

The first step to constructing and implementing a multi-cloud approach is determining your needs. But once needs are determined, then what? Learn here in the second blog of our five-part blog series.

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