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Chronicling and exploring the evolution of cloud to edge, with insightful analysis of the most significant data center trends and developments.

Technical Innovation

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 the nonprofit Education Superhighway’s 2018 State of the States report, there are 1,356 schools in America without broadband. And about 80% of these schools are in rural areas.

Interconnected Data Centers

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.

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 the nonprofit Education Superhighway’s 2018 State of the States report, there are 1,356 schools in America without broadband. And about 80% of these schools are in rural areas.

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 business operations and processes, makes it nearly impossible to compete in a global digital economy.

Local Interests

Lessons from Hurricane Harvey: Ensure Your Data Center Can Weather Any Storm

On the East Coast and near the Gulf of Mexico, hurricanes are one of the most serious threats to IT infrastructure. When systems go down as a result of their ferocity, it not only impedes business and government operations, but it also affects communications, equipment, and services that play a vital role in emergency response. So, how do data centers ensure they can remain up and running during even the most catastrophic weather events?

St. Louis Biotech Spotlight: The Growth Engine Behind the Region

St. Louis, Missouri has one of the most robust and distinguished biotech industries in the world. Home to an extraordinary concentration of world-class scientists, major multinational biotech companies, emerging enterprises, first-rate universities and research institutions, St. Louis is a world leader in corporate and academic bioscience research and development.