Category Archives: Managed Services

Re-thinking Colocation in the Age of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has swept through the IT infrastructure industry and made it easier for companies to use servers, storage and software applications on demand and “as-a-service.”

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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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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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Three Key Elements for Successfully Migrating Data Into the Cloud

Migrating data and applications into the cloud can provide better data access and availability and—depending on the types of services you implement—can deliver added protection, security and reliability for your sensitive and mission critical data. The three key elements of automation, control and integration required to successfully migrate your data, mission critical or otherwise, to the cloud can result in one significant overall benefit–business agility.

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