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

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

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

Managed Services Providers: Enabling Everyone to Optimize IT

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) leverage the entire ecosystem of networks, connectivity and delivery to ensure robust, cost-effective solutions and services for internet users. As third-party contractors, MSPs can deliver IT services and expertise that may not otherwise be available to an organization due to limited budgets, knowledge or resources.

What Makes a Data Center an Ecosystem?

As demands for performance and capacity have increased, the data center has changed. And central to that change is interconnection between the tenants in the data center. In essence, the interconnected data center looks less like an apartment building filled with strangers, and more like an ecosystem whose inhabitants depend on and interact with each