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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.

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

Internet Exchanges – The glue that holds the internet together

As data travels across the internet, it is constantly being re-routed and re-directed between networks. Oftentimes, traffic on one network has to switch onto a different network owned and controlled by someone else. Internet exchanges enable this kind of data transfer through a process called “peering,” which allows networks to hand off customer traffic between