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5 Essential Considerations When Moving Your IT Infrastructure to the Public Cloud

As of 2020, 96% of organizations had at least one public cloud environment, up from 91% in 2019. The ease and range of benefits offered by public cloud solutions make it an alluring option, but making the move isn’t a simple rip and replace. Moving to public cloud requires careful…

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What is a multicloud strategy and is it right for your infrastructure strategy?

As with any technology, cloud solutions have evolved and expanded over the past decade to meet different use cases and needs. Now, organizations can create multicloud strategies that fit your individual business needs and workloads. This flexibility is increasingly important as your customers and staff become more geographically dispersed, creating…

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The Importance of Virtual Data Center Tours

By now it’s cliché to say that we’re in unprecedented times and COVID-19 is forcing a “new normal.” But the fact remains that it’s true, and companies across the globe are adjusting the way they conduct business. “Adjusting” is the key word there, because business and critical projects can’t just stop.  For many organizations looking…

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AI’s Impact on Data Centers: AI & Data Center Efficiency

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning have made it infinitely easier for data center teams to monitor equipment performance and proactively predict replacement needs. But these same tools can also help teams monitor and address real-time data center efficiency on a day-to-day basis. When applied to an overall facility (rather than focused on a…

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AI’s Impact on Data Centers: AI & Performance Monitoring

According to Gartner, “30 percent of data centers that fail to sufficiently prepare for AI will no longer be operationally or economically viable by 2020.” With that milestone upon us, artificial intelligence (AI) is now — or should be —part of a comprehensive and modern approach to data center maintenance and operations. …

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Where Colocation Thrives in Today’s Data World

Predicting data center trends is fun (and important when it comes to staying current with client needs), but that doesn’t mean data centers can forget the bread and butter of their service offerings. That’s the crux of this recent 451 Research report, “Dear datacenter industry, let’s get back to the…

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Data Center & Colocation 2020 Predictions

As the year draws to a close, it’s exciting to think about what’s to come and how the colocation and data center industry will change over the next 12 months. While no one has a crystal ball, there are some past trends that are likely to continue, some anticipated trends…

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Who’s a Good Fit for Colocation?

Cloud and on prem solutions aren’t perfect for every company or use case. See where colocation shines and if it’s the right fit for you.

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CAPRE Mega Summit 2019 Recap

I recently attended and spoke at CAPRE’s “Two-Day Mega Summit,” part of the organization’s International Data Center Series. The first day was dedicated to the Women of Mission Critical Summit and day two was the 7th Annual CAPRE Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit. There was a lot of great content, discussions…

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3 Must-Haves for Modern Data Centers

Earlier this year, Drew Leonard, VP of Strategy for Evoque Data Center Solutions, spoke at The Future of the Data Center Panel Discussion hosted by the Southern California chapter of AFCOM at Evoque’s Hawthorne, California data center facility. During the discussion, Leonard mused on how data centers have changed in the past…

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Do You Really Know the Top 5 Data Center Markets?

451 Research’s Datacenter KnowledgeBase regularly looks at global data center markets to shed light on the current and future state of the industry. Instead of just looking at the overall size of the market per city, 451 Research took a more nuanced approach and identified the top five cities for…

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Data Solution Preferences Still Mixed

Cloud solutions are an undeniable juggernaut in the data world, but how those solutions factor into data center and digital modernization strategies is still settling. As the enterprise moves away from “traditional” on-prem IT infrastructure, use of public cloud, on-premise private cloud, and colocation services are all increasing, according to…

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