Supply, Demand and Internet Taxation What the Paris Attacks Mean for Encryption Industry Outlook: The State of DCIM Growing Scope of Ransomware

Supply, Demand and Internet Taxation

The Internet often operates (in many users’ minds, anyway) as though supply is unlimited. Unlike other utilities such as electricity and water, the typical user ...

What the Paris Attacks Mean for Encryption

Erosion is the slow but inevitable process by which the constant forces of nature wear away a structure of some sort—be it a mountain, a ...

Industry Outlook: The State of DCIM

Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers ...

Growing Scope of Ransomware

Time was when websites were a tacky mishmash of flashing text, animated GIFs, the requisite visit counter and a horrifying background that made text virtually ...

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How to Increase IT Self-Service Adoption

December 1st, 2015

Self-service is everywhere. More and more consumers are using do-it-yourself stations to book movie or flight tickets, withdraw cash from ATMs, or simply make other banking transactions. Embracing this trend, many IT organizations have a self-service portal to the help desk to catch up with the increasing ticket volumes, to reduce efforts and costs and, most importantly, to automate routine incidents that don’t require a technician’s assistance. Doing so allows organizations to handle more business-critical responsibilities. Contrary to [...]

Drinking From the Firehose: Strategies for Overcoming Network & Application Performance Challenges

November 30th, 2015

Today’s applications have a fundamentally different delivery and build than their predecessors. The introduction of high-speed connections, virtual server architecture, and virtual and collapsed network techniques are contributing to dramatically greater in-flight network deployments. With a wide array of disparate links spread across geographically large distances, as well as organizational demarcation boundaries, the network is a complex system that can present a manager with a myriad of challenges. As a result, more than anything else, t[...]

Supply, Demand and Internet Taxation

November 25th, 2015

The Internet often operates (in many users’ minds, anyway) as though supply is unlimited. Unlike other utilities such as electricity and water, the typical user pays a monthly fee for as much Internet as he or she can consume. But as with any resource, demand will eventually run up against the limits of supply; one possible culprit could be the flood of connected devices that Internet of Things (IoT) proponents expect to arrive soon. When t[...]

Getting the Network Up to Speed: The State of Network Appliances Today

November 24th, 2015

Big data has left the realm of catchphrase and entered the realm of stark reality for communications-service providers (CSPs) and network-equipment providers (NEPs), which must devise strategies to manage it. Not only is this data—generated by the billions of smartphones, mobile devices and sensors connected to the Internet—being generated in history-making quantities, but it is also coming in at network speeds of up to 100Gbps. Heavy Reading recently conducted a survey of these providers to eva[...]

Managing Insider Threats With Active Directory Security

November 23rd, 2015

“You mean this was an inside job?” It may seem like a scenario straight out of the movies, but insider threats to business data are real, frightening and costly. Whether caused by negligence or malicious intent, employees, service providers and business partners are in an unparalleled position to compromise data and cost companies an estimated $5 million from a single data breach, according to the SANS Institute. Perhaps no single system is as popular a target for ins[...]


Your Survival Guide to Cloud Migration

December 1st, 2015

The concept of seamlessly moving workloads from an on-premise environment to a third-party cloud-service provider is a goal for many organizations today. As technology continues to evolve, the options for facilitating such a move improve, whereas the risks involved for IT shops decrease. The real trick today is knowing what..more...

Press Releases

Green House Data Expands HIPAA-Compliant Data Center Services to Washington Facilities

December 1st, 2015

Green House Data, a national provider of data center services including cloud hosting, colocation, and disaster recovery, announced today that its three Washington state data centers have passed their first..more...

COLO-D Continues Strong Growth and Announces Opening of a Second Mega Data Center in Quebec in 2016

November 30th, 2015

COLO-D is proud to announce the opening of a second mega data center in Montreal, Quebec (Canada). This new 35 megawatt (MW) capacity colocation facility, will be commissioned in 2016..more...

Cologix Completes Acquisition of New Jersey Data Center Company Net Access

November 23rd, 2015

Cologix, a network neutral interconnection and data center company, today announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Net Access, LLC, a colocation and workspace recovery provider with over..more...

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