Tag: data center

Committing to Excellence in Data Center Operations

CenturyLink announced our commitment to certify all 57 of our worldwide data centers to meet the Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) guidelines. We will be the first company to be evaluated at the global portfolio level for the Institute’s … Read more…

Value of a Hybrid IT Environment

CenturyLink is a premier sponsor of the upcoming Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) Management Conference. The theme of this year’s event is Leading I&O:  Delivering New Levels of Innovation and Productivity and will be held in Las Vegas … Read more…

How To Harness The Cloud For Business Success: Tips From Structure 2014

Cloud cover. That’s the technology forecast at many enterprises. And it’s a good thing, because as more IT resources become cloud-based, businesses see more agility, mobility, cost savings, and competitive advantages. To see the most benefit, however, IT and business … Read more…

From Disaster to Happily Ever After? A Roundup of Recovery Trends

Disasters happen. And though business and IT leaders like you can’t prevent them, you can curtail the losses and costs that disasters cause — by ensuring that Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) plans are in place at your organization.

Hurricane season, flooding, tornadoes and other severe weather threats remind us once again just how important it is to be prepared with strategies that protect buildings, systems, equipment, and personnel — and also have contingencies for the loss of any or all of them. Read more…

What Will Your Corporate Data Center Look Like in 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The rise in cloud computing is bringing about an evolution in business IT structures, particularly when it comes to the data center. The data center of 2013 has become smaller, more agile, and more powerful than those of several years ago.

But what will we see in 2020? Will companies still run their own data centers, or will the transition to cloud infrastructure render the corporate data center obsolete? Take a look at what the experts have to say: Read more…

Green Data Centers: Good for the Environment and Business

We celebrated Earth Day this week, but for many organizations, supporting the environment isn’t just a one-day affair. That’s because companies have learned that by taking steps to go green, particularly when it comes to the data center, they are helping protect the environment — and in the process, their business.

Why is the data center an important place to look to when greening an organization? For one, an estimated 2 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions come from IT sources, studies have shown. Additionally, replacing an old server with a more energy efficient design could save up to 1 ton of carbon emissions, according to Intel. Read more…

How Much Is Your Data Center Really Costing You? [INFOGRAPHIC]

We understand that increased data usage and the adoption of cloud environments are putting a strain on your current data center requirements. And for those of you who are still running your own data centers, the costs and growth are … Read more…

Do You Know the Cost of Data Center Downtime? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Time is money. And when it comes to your data, downtime can be a disaster.

According to a survey by the Aberdeen Group — illustrated below — organizations lose an average of $138,000 for every hour their data centers are down. For companies with more than 1,000 employees, that’s $1.1 million per year. Read more…