Category: Managed Services

Top Motivators for Businesses Switching to Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

In the past, we were concerned with recovering application and data within the confines of the physical data center. Disaster recovery focused on how to rebuild the existing infrastructure of the hardware, software, and applications at a location apart from a compromised operations site. In other words, we needed to have a box to replicate the box.

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Loud Partners Taps IO Modular Data Center Infrastructure To Double Capacity

IO colocation is powering New York City-based Loud Partners’ managed services business. Loud Partners has doubled its capacity at IO, and moved from a shared data center environment to modular data center infrastructure.

IO allows Loud Partners to offer colocation services without them having to invest resources in building and maintaining their own data center.

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Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of April 24th

For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.

Microsoft’s Seven Tenets of Data Center Efficiency – While robots in data centers are a thing of the not-too-distant future, Microsoft already has some of the most efficient data centers in the world. Here are its key data center design principles.

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Preparing for the Data Center of the Future

Steve Carlini is Senior Director of Data Center Global Solutions and Soeren Jensen is Vice President of Software and Managed Services for Schneider Electric.

Data center operators are under more pressure than ever to provide the fastest, most reliable data possible while balancing demands for higher computing power and efficiency.

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Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From … – Business Solutions Magazine

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, StrandVision Digital Signage introduces health/wellness animated templates, Unitrends announces Release 8, and snom adds an expansion module. Also, Tech Data offers Cisco Network Security Solutions and enhances its suite of marketing services. 

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10 Cool Hybrid On-Prem/Cloud Data Protection Solutions For SMBs

Integrated hybrid data protection solutions, which include an on-premise backup and recovery appliance connected to a cloud storage platform, offer a way for traditional solution providers and managed services providers to keep SMBs safe from disasters.

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ViaWest Opens Huge Denver Data Center

ViaWest has opened its fifth Denver-area data center. The Compark facility — the first greenfield construction project the provider has ever undertaken – is a  210,000 square foot building with 140,000 square feet of raised floor.

The news comes about two months after ViaWest launched a data center in Chaska, Minnesota, to serve the Minneapolis market.

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Top Five Functions Outsourced To Managed Services

In a new survey, managed service provider JDL Technologies found that more and more SMBs are turning to managed services for their IT needs, looking to solve a few challenges in particular. Take a look at the most popular reasons a SMB turns to an MSP for help.

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Human Error, Downtime and Design

Rob McClary is the Senior Vice President & General Manager at FORTRUST.

If one of the leading causes of data center outages is human error, why do we spend so much time focused on the tier classification or rating of a data center?  I would agree that the design plays an important part in reliability, but it’s a small part relative to people, process, operations, maintenance, lifecycle and risk mitigation strategies.

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