Operational Excellence: The Key to Safeguarding Your IT Infrastructure


Technology can streamline mundane tasks, enable people to more easily keep in contact with family and friends around the world and allow TV shows and movies to be viewed almost anytime and anywhere. However, when it doesn’t work correctly, it can be very frustrating.

Active-active vs. Active-passive: Which Data Center Architecture has the Advantage for Disaster Recovery? – Part 2


As I noted in part one of this blog, active-active and active-passive data center architectures are often used in businesses’ disaster recovery and business continuity plans. Without such plans in place, companies may face outages which hurt them financially while risking their brand reputation. An active-active data center architecture enables businesses to improve system availability, reduce or eliminate disruptions in service and provide quick and reliable failover in case of an outage due to a disaster.

Active-active vs. Active-passive: Which Data Center Architecture has the Advantage for Disaster Recovery? – Part 1


Companies in multiple industries continue to utilize colocation for their mission-critical IT infrastructure and data due to the scalability, reliability, resiliency and security it provides. It enables them to enjoy increased bandwidth, higher network speed and connectivity, carrier diversity, remote and on-site support services and meet compliance regulations while freeing IT staff to focus on initiatives that can help grow their business. Through colocation, companies also benefit from secure disaster recovery capabilities that allow them to mitigate various business risks and ensure business continuity.

Data Center Connectivity: Continual Improvement


Companies that utilize colocation need to have access to strong network connectivity, especially with the rapidly increasingly amounts of data prompted by “big data” and the Internet of Things (IoT). This enables them to keep connected with their customers through a network that offers high availability and low latency.

Talking Trends: The Data Center Industry in 2017


January is often a time to look toward a new year and perhaps find ways to improve from the one prior. It’s also a time for people to forecast what might happen in the near year, whether it’s a new sports team rising to the top, warmer weather or new political trends.

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 them for form rather than function. Similarly, some people looking to buy a house may want a grand structure with a swimming pool, while others may want a smaller house that doesn’t require much upkeep.

CenturyLink Data Centers: Building Carrier Density and Cloud Connectivity


The best technology likely won’t work correctly if it’s not operated correctly. You can buy the most expensive computer available, but it won’t of much use to you if you don’t know how to utilize it.

Gartner Data Center Conference 2016 – Unleashing the Power


You’ve most likely heard the phrase “What happens in Vegas stays in Las Vegas.” Though that may be the case in some instances, CenturyLink’s participation in the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas included too many highlights not to share.