What Do Financial Service Firms Need to Know About Colocation?

Posted by Chris Isham on Jul 14, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Running an in-house data center requires significant investments in time and money. First, you incur a major capital expense to build the facility and install equipment. Then, you have ongoing operational expenses for managing and maintaining the data center. Colocation for financial services firms can help address challenges and deliver business-transforming benefits. 

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Compliant Colocation vs. Cloud? Which to Choose

Posted by Chris Isham on Jul 12, 2017 9:06:00 AM

Businesses continually demand their IT teams deliver more services, in less time, and at an affordable cost. However, lean staff, limited resources, and aging infrastructures create considerable challenges to accomplishing these goals. 

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What to Look for in a Managed Colocation Hosting Provider

Posted by Chris Isham on Jul 5, 2017 9:10:00 AM

Managed colocation hosting services have become increasingly popular. Businesses understand they can gain significant efficiencies through outsourcing data center services. 

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Trends in Compliant Data Center Colocation

Posted by Chris Isham on Jun 29, 2017 9:17:00 AM

Data center colocation continues to grow. The Uptime Institute 2016 Data Center Industry Survey notes that colocation data centers already house 20% of all IT assets. By 2021, the researchers expect the market to reach $55.31 billion, thanks to a 14.45% compound annual growth rate. 

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Top Considerations for Compliant Colocation Solutions

Posted by Chris Isham on Jun 22, 2017 10:25:00 PM

Colocation has become the fastest-growing segment of the data center industry. According to a DCD Intelligence report, the global number of colocation facilities rose from 7,440 in 2012 to 9,540 in 2016. This increase results from more businesses and government agencies looking to minimize CAPEX costs to and move to more predictable OPEX savings. Shifting responsibility for data center operations to a colocation services provider helps accomplish this goal.

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Trends in Managed Cloud Solutions

Posted by Chris Isham on Jun 13, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Here are six trends in managed cloud hosting that are changing the landscape of how managed service providers offer their solutions:

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Managed Cloud Servers and Healthcare: Best Practices

Posted by Chris Isham on Jun 6, 2017 9:05:00 AM

Moving your organization's healthcare applications to the cloud is a substantial move for any company. You need confidence the hosting provider you choose for managed cloud servers has the experience and expertise to help you comply with HIPAA safeguards.

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Key Considerations for Enterprise Cloud Hosting

Posted by Chris Isham on May 30, 2017 8:30:00 AM

As enterprise IT responsibilities shift from maintenance and upkeep to a more strategic and innovative role, companies are moving their IT services into the cloud. With the high capital expenditures associated with operating and maintaining advanced technology in-house, the benefits of managed cloud hosting, become more attractive.

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Why Successful Companies are Moving to Managed Private Cloud Hosting

Posted by Chris Isham on May 26, 2017 8:33:00 AM

With exploding private cloud computing options going mainstream in recent years, companies big and small are utilizing the cloud to save money, redeploy IT resources more strategically, and take advantage of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). IDG Enterprise surveyed IT professionals and found that they have already moved 45% of applications and infrastructure to the cloud. Of those surveyed, over half expect their IT environment to be fully in the cloud by 2018.

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Managed vs. Virtual Private Cloud Hosting

Posted by Chris Isham on May 24, 2017 8:44:00 AM

Virtualization offers companies an option to the expense of a dedicated cloud environment and allows for sharing of resources, so you're not paying for an entire cloud by yourself. To better understand the differences between a virtual private cloud and a managed private cloud, let's discuss a few definitions.

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