Data Center Fire Suppression: Is Your IT Infrastructure Protected?

OVHcloud Data Center Fire in France In March 2021, OVHcloud’s five-story, 5,400-square-foot SBG2 data center in Strasbourg, France was destroyed by ghastly fire that took over six hours to extinguish. Not only was the company’s SBG1 facility heavily damaged, but

How to Choose the Right Enterprise Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Solution

Present-day enterprises are increasingly turning to network virtualization as an alternative to physical devices. This is especially true in branches where there are often space, power, and support constraints. By embracing network function virtualization (NFV), it is possible to reduce

How to Choose Between Hot-Aisle and Cold-Aisle Containment

Aisle containment is a proven technique for optimizing data center cooling. It builds upon the best practice of arranging racks and cabinets with the fronts of racks in one row facing the fronts of racks in an adjacent row. That

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

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