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Figuring out what networking technologies you need

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These days, your network must move your data from where it’s gathered to where it’s analyzed, then to where it fuels automated operations and real-time decisions. And your network must do this at scale, at speed, and securely across multiple devices, data centers, services, clouds, and, increasingly, edges of clouds — at all the times and in all the places where you conduct business.

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Managing your network in the age of complexity

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Until recently, the chief culprit in unplanned network downtime was power failure. These days, however, network errors and IT system problems play the main villains — and network errors were identified as the primary cause for 32% of outages in 2018.

That number becomes even more alarming when you consider that just a year earlier network errors accounted for only 19% of outages.

So why was there a 68% jump between 2017 and 2018 in the rate that network errors triggered unplanned downtime? Continue reading

Is a co-location center the best place for your private cloud?

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By 2025, 80% of enterprises will give up their on-premises data centers and move workloads to co-location and/or cloud and managed services.

It’s pretty simple, really: a confluence of new technologies (serverless computing, AI/machine learning, the internet of things, 5G, edge computing, software as a service, etc.) and skills shortages have made it prohibitively expensive to keep on-premises data centers up-to-date and competitive. So most organizations are rethinking their IT infrastructures — and moving them to cloud and/or co-location environments. Continue reading

Five signs you need managed/hosted services in a cloudy world

Cybersecurity in 2019: Not in Kansas anymore

Do you see your assorted cloud services as, in effect, satellite data centers with mostly the same old operational and management issues?

In fact, your increasingly cloud-centric IT environment is becoming an ever more complex hybrid that needs to be managed in entirely new ways. Unless your organization is large, your best option is to turn to a trusted managed service provider with deep cloud experience. Continue reading