Data Foundry Blog

How Enterprises Benefit from Colocation Data Centers

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Colocation data centers are an integral part of countless successful enterprises across the globe. It’s not surprising to anyone paying attention to the industry—using a colocation data center has long given businesses options and flexibility that their in-house hosting simply would never be able to match. This gap just keeps widening, something that has become starkly evident thanks to the dramatic increase in demand for remote access employees during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now more than ever enterprises are turning to colocation data centers for their power, security, and IT requirements.

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DDoS Attacks: What are They, and How Can You Be Prepared?

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What is a DDoS Attack?

It’s an unfortunate truth that the landscape of digital threat is growing parallel to new digital business capabilities, with new cyberattack tactics emerging all the time. DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, however, still remain one of the most dangerous when it comes to online business continuity. Both volumetric and application attacks exhaust targeted resources in order to degrade an enterprises’ website’s functionality. These DDoS attacks may not be as easy to see and can be stealthy, and they can effectively put a halt to your online operation.

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What is Disaster Recovery?: Preparing for the Unexpected

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What is disaster recovery? Disaster recovery is the act of being prepared in the event of a natural disaster, a power outage, a hacking event or any number of other disruptions that can impact an organization’s operation, reputation, and bottom line.

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Decades of Evolution to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs: An Interview with Data Foundry’s CTO

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As part of the group that founded Data Foundry, CTO Edward Henigin has been a member of the data center industry for some time and been witness to the many changes that it has gone through. This includes expanding densities, emerging markets and the overall growth of data—all topics that he got to dive into with his recent interview with David Liggitt, CEO of datacenterHawk.

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Building Robust Networks: Expanding Capability for Remote Work and More

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Since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, more businesses have shifted to remote work models or implemented new virtual capabilities to maintain operations. With these measures, however, has come a steep growth in the demand on networks. Recent reports have discovered that in the midst of this shift, business-hour broadband consumption has gone up more than 41 percent just one week after the Centers for Disease Control declared the coronavirus a pandemic.

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The Importance of Disaster Recovery: Creating Response Plans That Protect Against Uncertainty

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Future proofing enterprise operations has always been critical, but the importance of having disaster recovery plans in place has never been clearer than it is in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Global challenges like the coronavirus affect all businesses, interrupting processes and service delivery and—in some unfortunate cases—compromising a business’s ability to recover.

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COVID-19 Customer Update

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As we monitor the COVID-19 situation developing around the world, our top priority is to maintain the health and safety of our employees, clients and community members while maintaining a consistent level of client service. We wanted to reach out to you to provide an update on what Data Foundry is doing in the wake of the current events.

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Data Foundry's 2020 COVID-19 Response

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General Guidance

Data Foundry follows the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance for business and employers for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for preparation and response. For employees, this guidance is:

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Estimating Data Center Cost of Ownership: 5 Hidden Costs

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Trying to decide if you should build or buy your own data center? An essential step in your decision-making process is estimating the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to understand how the long-term costs of data center operation compare to colocation. Companies often consider the upfront costs of owning a data center, such as buying the building, buying mechanical equipment, and the cost of securing and paying back a business loan. However, some of the recurring costs are frequently overlooked. Here are 5 recurring operational expenses that are commonly forgotten.

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Houston 2’s Completed Expansion Meets Growing Houston Business Demand for Reliable Capacity and More

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The growth and implementation of IoT-enabled technologies and data-hungry applications has been expanding across Houston’s market and changing the demands of local business. When combined with Houston’s status as a top metro for economic growth potential and as a home to the headquarters of 21 Forbes Global 2000 companies, the business community’s impressive growth has created an expanded need for capable and scalable data center solutions. Now, enterprises encompassing a range of verticals, including healthcare, energy and manufacturing, are driving even greater demand for reliable capacity and high-availability infrastructure that is close to the markets they serve.

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