Data Foundry Blog - Colocation

Enterprise Data Centers and Edge Data Centers: What’s the Difference?

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Due to the pandemic, organizations have recently pivoted to a remote-work model. Understanding the difference between enterprise data centers and edge data centers could help you navigate and understand your organization’s mission-critical IT needs.

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Unify IT with a Hybrid Model: Cloud and Colocation copy

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In the race to digitally transform and maintain competitive advantages in the face of expanding requirements and a changing business environment, the cloud has become a key component in modern IT. When trying to optimize speed, efficiency, scalability, and agility, the cloud offers a range of services that enhance data mobility, application performance, and more.

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Expert Tips For Pivoting Your Enterprise IT For Remote Work

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Many business functions have shifted online in recent months. Between social distancing protocols, quarantine, and protective measures, the remote workforce is stronger than ever and more dependent on connectivity and networking.

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Are On-Premises Data Centers Scalable?

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While there may be some benefit to housing your enterprise data in-house, the cons will typically outweigh the benefits. The problem is that it costs a lot of money to get your data needs met -- and it’s not just the money you’ll spend now. It can be hard to predict the ways not only how your organization’s data needs will change, but to predict on a large scale how your scalability needs will shift. Data needs like large-scale file sharing, streaming, remote worker collaborations, e-commerce, and most importantly top-tier security.

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Are Data Centers Physically Secure?

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Colocation data centers have fast become the go-to route for any company or organization that has colocation, data storage, or cloud computing needs. A data center represents an alternative to the expense of building your own IT hub. That said, for most businesses data center security will be a huge factor in deciding on a possible candidate.

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Should you Build your Own Data Center?

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Despite the importance of building robust, high-quality and highly effective data centers, one important phase of deployment often remains an enigma, even to those familiar with the industry: commissioning. Commissioning has been a part of the construction industry for decades, but the standards and processes involved are continuing to evolve as digital demands do the same. Misunderstandings and missed opportunities here can lead to lackluster results and less than ideal performance. These are two things that simply can’t be a part of the data center environment.

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How Secure Colocation Protects Against PDoS Attacks

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In the evolving world of cybersecurity, learning about new risks and potential disruptions is a key to avoiding them. While many may have heard of the more infamous DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack by now, today we’re examining the lesser-known PDoS attack.

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How Much Does it Cost to Own a Data Center?

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Edge computing has never been more popular. With virtually all types of business utilizing cloud technologies these days, an edge data center is often a crucial step in making sure that your data is there when you need it. That’s not hyperbole, edge computing can be the kick that allows for better processing large amounts of data, which in turn can lead to better ecommerce, more reliable networks, and any number of other applications for business.

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Data Center Migration: Creating a Winning Relocation Strategy

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As business needs evolve, footprints grow and data strategies sometimes change, it’s common for enterprises to relocate their data or find a new colocation data center. Migrating to a new data center may seem intimidating and scary at first, but with the right partner and strategy at the helm, you will be able to navigate a migration with expert support at all times.

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Does A Purpose-Built Data Center offer business scalability?

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Data center jargon can make searching for the right colocation facility challenging for businesses, and when it comes to terms like “purpose-built,” enterprises might be left wondering exactly what that means, why they should pay attention to it or if they even need that at all. Luckily, in the case of this data center term, it’s relatively self-explanatory but that doesn’t mean a closer look at its meaning and the benefits it offers isn’t necessary to guide businesses as they choose their ideal data home. So, if you’ve ever wondered about what the advantages of a purpose-built data center (PBDC) are and why they’re important in today’s digital business, look no further.

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