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Why Amazon’s Rule Over the Cloud Is Good for Colocation Providers

By: Blair Felter
November 8th, 2017

The cloud market continues to grow, driven primarily by Amazon Web Services’ (AWS’) ever-growing market share. TechCrunch covered AWS’ cloud infrastructure explosion in a recent article, citing findings in Synergy Research Group’s Q3 cloud market report.

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What Should Colocation Look Like in the Digital Era?

By: Blair Felter
October 12th, 2017

Why Colocation in the Digital Era? The challenge of optimizing organizational systems and processes for a technology-first marketplace — all while managing infrastructure and “keeping the lights on” — is leading many IT leaders to embrace hybrid environments that encompass a range of on-premise, remote and cloud deployments.

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Iowa to be the Home of Apple’s Next Data Center

By: Blair Felter
October 3rd, 2017

Apple Inc. is invading the farmland with a new 400,000-square-foot data center in Waukee, Iowa. The $1.3 billion investment is an effort to better serve U.S. customers of popular Apple products like iMessage, Siri and the App Store. Construction of the state-of-the-art data center will begin in early 2018, with a goal of having it online by 2020.

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Destruction of Service Attacks: A New Kind of Cyberthreat

By: Blair Felter
August 14th, 2017

As informational and operational technology converge, businesses need to improve their security positioning. Recent incidents such as WannaCry and NotPetya show the rapid spread and wide impact of cyberthreats. According to Cisco’s 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report, cyberattacks will only become more destructive and sophisticated, requiring a fresh look at security measures. These new cyberthreats are known as destruction of service attacks (DeOS) and are potentially far more damaging than ransomware, leaving victims with no way to recover their data.

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Exploring the WannaCry and Petya Cyber Attacks

By: Blair Felter
July 12th, 2017

The WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks have had a massive impact globally. The attacks hit in May and June, respectively, causing devastation at many of the world’s largest companies, including advertising firm WPP and pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. in the U.S., consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser in England and DLA Piper, a multinational law firm. Meanwhile, mystery concerning the perpetrators and operation of the malware outbreaks remains. Nonetheless, the scale of the cyberattacks has driven many companies to learn more about the technicalities of the attacks as well as how they can protect their networks in the future.

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Four Ways to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

By: Blair Felter
July 6th, 2017

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is malware that blocks access to your computer files by encrypting them until a ransom is paid to the hacker that deployed it. The WannaCry and Petya attacks both urged users to make a $300 bitcoin payment.

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