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Data Center IT trends to lookout for in 2021

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As we hit the ground running in 2021, we reflect back on what we learned in 2020. Last year presented numerous challenges that greatly impacted the IT world, predominantly shaped by the pandemic. With more and more people required to work from home, supporting a distributed remote workforce was top of mind for everyone and will remain so for much of the new year. This is why ensuring your business is set up for success to support a remote workforce in 2021 is at the top of our IT trends watchlist for 2021.

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How Enterprises Utilize Remote Hands Services for Increased Efficiency

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What are remote hands services and why should enterprises utilize this managed service? We’re glad you asked. If you’re an enterprise looking to scale, it’s going to completely change the way you think about IT -- especially when figuring out ways to have uninterrupted service during a pandemic. First though, let’s start with the basics.

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What To Look For in A Reliable Data Center Provider

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As the role of the data center in the modern enterprise has evolved, so too has the process of selecting a colocation provider. While data centers were once only in charge of server housing and infrastructure maintenance, today they are at the core of hybrid cloud strategies. As data centers become integral to the day-to-day operations and long-term success of today’s businesses, how can organizations make the right decision the first time?

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What is a Data Center Virtual Tour?

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If there’s a lesson to be learned from 2020, it’s the importance of being able to do key tasks from the comfort of your own home at any given time. It’s not just about convenience, it’s about safety. COVID-19 has shown that enterprises need to be prepared for the unexpected. It’s the only way to keep your employees, customers, and most importantly their families safe. So how can you keep business as usual and also safe? A data center virtual tour. We’ll explain.

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Why Planning for A Successful Colocation Deployment is Important

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Despite having served some enterprises well in the past, the on-premises data center is quickly being phased out of the contemporary IT framework. As data demands grow quickly and become increasingly complex, many businesses are looking to step out of the data center ownership role in order to focus on more strategic core initiatives.

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How Data Center Virtual Tours Provide Safe Experiences

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every facet of our lives, from business to everyday routines. From schools to grocery stores and even data centers are having to adapt to virtual and remote work environments. That may seem easy, but a lot of thought and strategy goes into the practice of making a data center tour safe and effective for potential clients and partners.

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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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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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