The latest in industry trends based on cloud, colocation, data centers, interconnectivity, security & compliance, and sustainability.
When it comes to optimizing uptime, managed services providers (MSPs) are fighting two battles — meeting customer expectations for network availability and managing requirements for application integration, speed and security. And given the high costs of outages, MSPs are increasingly urged to find proactive ways to fight those battles. The question is, where do you start?
The managed services sector is growing rapidly. Research and Markets has projected the market to accumulate over $240 billion by 2021, with key segments like software-as-a-service (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) expected to generate well over $30 billion individually in 2017. But while demand for these services is high, uptime requirements for managed service providers (MSPs) are even higher. In fact, according to the ITIC 2017 Global Reliability Survey Mid-Year Update, 99.99% uptime is now the minimum reliability required by nearly 80% of organizations.
Use this checklist to help protect your investment, mitigate potential risk and minimize downtime during your data center migration.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks has become a part of life for American business. Is it Russian hackers or just some bored kid in his bedroom? If you are a Network Administrator, CIO, or anyone concerned about the health of your business, it doesn’t matter who the attacker is. All you know is that your servers are down, your website is unresponsive, and in a digital economy, that means you are losing money every second.
ISO 27001 is an information security international standard. The framework provides a powerful way for companies to protect their data as well as providing other benefits. “ISO 27001 is the only auditable international standard that defines the requirements to effectively manage and measure an information security management system (ISMS).”
Hurricane season is well underway and many of us have memories of the destruction they can cause for friends and family. It’s comforting to know that while the storm rages outside, your applications and data will be protected.
Companies are betting on colocation. According to Forbes, the global colocation data center market will be worth $36 billion by 2017, which represents a 58 percent increase over 2015. Part of the reason for this shift comes down to cost: Many businesses can no longer justify the expense of maintaining their own data centers or paying for space in a traditional off-site center. There's a competing instinct, however, in the drive for higher quality; companies want colo services that offer value-added features to improve overall IT performance. When it comes to balancing cost and quality, where's the middle ground?