Category: Managed Services

5 Years From Now, Will We Still Be Talking About Interoperability?

During a 7-person panel at InfoComm14, the final question from the moderator asked the panelists to pull out their crystal balls and tell us: will we still be talking about interoperability in 2019?

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Hybrid IT: The Best of All Worlds

The IT world is quickly changing and now, more than ever, the challenge revolves around our ability to adapt to these changes and ever-evolving user demands. So what’s at stake?

Most companies cannot keep up with business agility demands using the old, unwieldy IT model of building and operating data centers.

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ViaWest Opens Huge Denver Data Center

ViaWest has opened its fifth Denver-area data center. The Compark facility — the first greenfield construction project the provider has ever undertaken – is a  210,000 square foot building with 140,000 square feet of raised floor.

The news comes about two months after ViaWest launched a data center in Chaska, Minnesota, to serve the Minneapolis market.

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Top Five Functions Outsourced To Managed Services

In a new survey, managed service provider JDL Technologies found that more and more SMBs are turning to managed services for their IT needs, looking to solve a few challenges in particular. Take a look at the most popular reasons a SMB turns to an MSP for help.

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Human Error, Downtime and Design

Rob McClary is the Senior Vice President & General Manager at FORTRUST.

If one of the leading causes of data center outages is human error, why do we spend so much time focused on the tier classification or rating of a data center?  I would agree that the design plays an important part in reliability, but it’s a small part relative to people, process, operations, maintenance, lifecycle and risk mitigation strategies.

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Three Key Elements for Successfully Migrating Data Into the Cloud

Migrating data and applications into the cloud can provide better data access and availability and—depending on the types of services you implement—can deliver added protection, security and reliability for your sensitive and mission critical data. The three key elements of automation, control and integration required to successfully migrate your data, mission critical or otherwise, to the cloud can result in one significant overall benefit–business agility.

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