Can Your Data Center Support Containers?

Organizations are increasingly leveraging containers for their high degree of configuration flexibility and agility, empowering them to rapidly adapt to market trends and customer demands. However, not all data centers are equipped to handle containers. In order to support highly agile container configurations, businesses need state-of-the-art colocation facilities that guarantee the highest levels of bandwidth

Colocation: The Perfect Complement to Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud architectures integrate private clouds and third-party public clouds, with each one handling different workloads and processes. This gives organizations the ability to move workloads between private and public clouds as needed, providing greater flexibility and agility.

Need for Speed: Why Finance Needs Colocation

When it comes to financial transactions, every millisecond counts. In order to remain competitive and profitable, financial institutions depend on lightning-fast, errorless data, in vast quantities. Colocation data centers, located geographically close to users, provide the near-zero latency financial companies require and enable optimal scalability and flexibility while supporting cost-effective, sustainable growth.

How Colocation Enables Machine Learning as a Service

Over the last decade, what began with software as a service (SaaS) has proliferated into more advanced offerings such as platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Now, even something as complex and data-intensive as machine learning can be offered as a service—if you have enough bandwidth.

The Connectivity Gap in Rural Education

As we leave the industrial age behind us and move into the information age, education is undergoing a profound transformation, becoming significantly more individualized and technology-based. There is, however, one key component to unlocking all of these new advancements and strategies: High-speed internet connectivity. And in rural areas, that component is significantly lacking. According to

Rural Businesses Need Broadband to Prosper

Broadband access generates economic growth and job creation, accelerates business development, and attracts businesses looking to relocate or expand to areas with a strong broadband presence. Not having the ability to upload, download, communicate, stream content, and process data at the speeds and capacity broadband provides, or integrate broadband-dependent tools, apps and devices into your

Smart Government: No Longer an Oxymoron?

In order to meet the needs and expectations of a technology-empowered populace, government needs to function in a modern, data-driven way. When it comes to providing services in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner, edge computing is essential, not optional. As edge computing becomes a necessity for government entities, so will connection to local, interconnected

Smart Farming: How IoT and The Edge Will Feed the Human Race

As the IoT revolution transforms modern agriculture, farms will generate a tremendous amount of data that the cloud simply won’t be able to accommodate. It is estimated that the average farm will generate over four million data points a day by the year 2034. In order to feed the planet, farms in the near future

Why Broadband Is Crucial for Rural America

Roughly one-third of rural Americans lack access to high-speed broadband, compared with just 4% of urban Americans. The internet service that many rural Americans can access is slower, has limited capacity for downloading and uploading, and costs more than in urban areas. This prevents millions of Americans from participating in the digital economy and deprives

Data Center Security – Can a Data Center Ever Be 100% Secure?

Every company strives to ensure that its IT infrastructure and data are secure. And data centers need to do everything they can to support these efforts on the part of their tenants. There are two additional dimensions of security that data center operators in particular need to lock down: physical security and logical security. 

Content Delivery Networks – Making the Data Trains Run On Time

The majority of web traffic today is served through CDNs, and the need for CDN services is only growing with the proliferation of streaming services, e-commerce, and cloud-based applications that require increasingly high performance. CDN providers operate their own network points of presence (POPs), and cache their content in third party-owned data centers, or a