Cloud or Colo? Why not both?

Every organization seeks to derive maximum value from its data, whether it’s to enhance the customer experience, improve decision-making or create competitive advantages. At the same time, there is a cost to storing and managing data, a cost that only

The Rahi Approach to Data Center Migration

There are a number of reasons why an organization might need to relocate data center equipment. As IT demands increase an organization may run out of data center space and need to move to a larger facility. Conversely, consolidation projects

Day 1 in the Data Center: Prepare for Constant Change

Maybe you’ve just completed a data center buildout and moved all of your racks, cabinets and IT equipment into the facility. Or maybe you’ve moved your data center from one facility to another, or expanded into additional space. Congratulations! You’ve

Do You Have the Data You Need to Prove the Value of Your IT Investments?

By Marc Eisenberg Technology investments can create value for the organization by reducing costs, increasing productivity, enhancing customer service, or supporting growth. But many IT leaders are hard-pressed to prove that value and therefore justify their expenditures. IT teams typically

Data Migration Requires Careful Planning and Execution

A U.K.-based bank recently discovered the risks and challenges associated with data migration. When it was acquired by a Spanish banking group, the bank was faced with transferring customer data from one system to another. Many things went awry, resulting

How to Streamline the Deployment and Management of Your POP Sites

In our last post, we discussed why many organizations are building out their own Internet points of presence (POPs). Rapidly increasing IP traffic volumes are creating bottlenecks in the POP sites of traditional ISPs. In addition, most ISP POP sites

Why Organizations Are Building Out Internet Points of Presence

Consider these statistics from the Cisco Visual Networking Index Complete Traffic Forecast (2016-2021): Global IP traffic will reach 3.3ZB (zettabytes) per year by 2021. That’s 278EB (exabytes) per month. An exabyte is 1 million terabytes and a zettabyte is 1,000

GDPR Broadly Impacts Data Center Decision-Making

Organizations around the world are focused on May 25th, the date that the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), goes into effect. The GDPR mandates strict protections for the personal data of anyone living in the EU. Any

Your 10-Step Plan for a Successful Data Center Migration

Many organizations will face the need to relocate their data centers at some point in time. They may find that they are out of physical space due to increasing IT demands, or they may decide that it makes sense to

A ‘Green’ Data Center Strategy Is More Important than Ever

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to transform entire industries by creating never-before-imagined efficiencies and providing new business insights. It also has a dirty little secret. A paper published in November 2017 by U.S. researchers estimates that the information and

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