Topic: Data Center Selection

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Network Diversity: Expanded Options

Having a lot of options is usually a good thing, especially when investing a lot of money through a purchase. For example, many people buy cars, but some buy them to fit a family with small children while others buy … Read more…

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Predicting the Unpredictable: Consider the Cloud (#2 in Series)

As I mentioned in my most recent blog, anticipating and responding to the unpredictable is essential for businesses, especially when it comes to their IT needs. The three biggest areas I see as crucial for long-term planning for IT infrastructure … Read more…

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Data Center Strategies: Predicting the Unpredictable in Scalability (#1 in Series)

Many things in life are unpredictable: the weather, the economy, the outcome of sporting events and more. In fact, as the wise character Remy in the Disney movie “Ratatouille” said, “The only thing predictable about life is its unpredictability.” Though … Read more…

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The IoT and Business IT: a New Environment

Every year brings new industry buzzwords, and 2016 is no different. I see terms like big data, actionable analytics, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things pop up in almost every newspaper article, white paper and blog I read that has … Read more…

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Tornado Season: Can Your Data Center Handle a Natural Disaster?

Spring is a beautiful time of year: flowers blooming, the baseball season starting and warmer weather slowly making way for barbeques and pool parties. However, it’s also the time of the year when tornados show up unexpectedly and wreak havoc … Read more…

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What CIOs Should Know About The Future Of Data Centers

Enterprise IT systems are increasingly being deployed in a hybrid architecture, running workloads on the platform is best for a particular application, whether it’s on-premise or off, public cloud or private, custom or third-party app. As companies move toward this … Read more…

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The Power of Green: Driving IT Energy Efficiency in Central Washington

The sheer volume of information online is staggering. Researchers at the University of California recently calculated it’s taken nearly 4 billion years to achieve the current data set found in all living DNA. Yet, they expect less than 100 years … Read more…

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DCIM: First Stop on Your Software-Defined IT Journey

Organizations today are on a journey – a trek aimed at capturing the power of cloud computing and software-defined IT.  Enticed by the potential to leverage new cost and resource efficiencies, accelerated agility and enhanced flexibility – CIOs are aggressively … Read more…