Technical Innovation

Challenges at the Edge: The Rocky Road to 5G

Although 5G does live up to its hype when it comes to drastically increased bandwidth, faster speeds, and lower latency, it will not come seamlessly. The full rollout will be longer, more complex, and more expensive than industries, government, and citizens would like. However, no matter how long it takes or how much it costs,

Cyber-Security Essentials: Next-Generation Anti-Virus Protection

Next-generation anti-virus (NGAV) protection is a new breed of security solutions designed to counter rapidly-evolving security threats. Functioning as a necessary supplement to the traditional methods used to protect enterprise IT, NGAV solutions combine traditional endpoint protection platforms (EPP) and modern endpoint detection and response (EDR) technologies in order to offer the advanced detection and

Cyber-Security Essentials: Cloud Security and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

As mobile workforces and cloud services continue to rapidly proliferate, applications that were once hosted in traditional data centers have moved to the cloud. Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is a new network security service model that addresses the security challenges associated with distributed, mobile workforces by shifting the focus of network security to the

Cyber-Security Essentials: Next-Generation Network Access Controls

In the face of rapidly changing network infrastructure, traditional Network Access Control (NAC) solutions are no longer adequate for endpoint security. Next-generation NAC solutions must evolve to fully coordinate endpoint visibility, vulnerability assessment, access controls, and automated threat responses.

Cyber-Security Essentials: Vulnerability Management Programs

Ransomware attacks are growing more than 350% annually. One of the biggest challenges in dealing with cyber-attacks is that vulnerability is never static. New vulnerabilities in IT systems are constantly emerging, creating new cyber-threats. To protect themselves, it’s crucial for organizations of all types to employ a robust vulnerability management program (VMP). A VMP identifies, prioritizes,

Challenges at the Edge: Security

Edge computing is growing exponentially and is part of a cybersecurity landscape with new risks that organizations must be aware of and prepared for. As the need for edge computing in IoT environments grows, so will the need to connect to local, interconnected data centers. Colocation facilities can provide the low latency and processing speeds

Challenges at the Edge: Distributed Data

Although the edge is very much here, and edge systems are proliferating across the globe, edge databases will help overcome data processing limitations and unleash the power and promise of the edge, IoT, and 5G.

Challenges at the Edge: The IoT Skills Gap

No matter how vibrant and modern your workforce may be, the success of IoT invariably depends on ultra-low latency, two-way connectivity between sensors and devices. Traditional cloud and legacy networks can’t adequately respond to and serve an ever-growing number of IoT devices. This means that interconnected data centers will be crucial to the success of

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.