Managed Colocation from Rackspace® Hosting is all the things you want from traditional colocation, such as freedom and control, and none of the things you don't-like the hassles of infrastructure management.
Understand how much of your company's time and efforts will be focused on managing servers or on driving innovators for your business and decide which hosting solution best supports what you want to do.
Published By: StrikeIron
Published Date: Aug 01, 2013
For internal and external applications, Web API’s provide flexibility and unlock the value of your data and software. However, ongoing API development, deployment and delivery require extensive domain knowledge in operating an enterprise-class infrastructure. Without this expertise, scalability, reliability, and security are compromised.
As IT advances, organizations are adopting infrastructures that enhance agility and improve efficiency.
Data centers are evolving to a state that is almost unrecognizable from only a few years ago. Numerous forces, such as cloud computing and powerful orchestration solutions, are combining to fundamentally change data centers, making them more powerful, sophisticated, flexible and efficient. Many organizations are adopting a hybrid infrastructure data center model that combines a variety of technologies and methodologies, including virtualization, private clouds and other internal IT resources, along with external options such as hosting, colocation, Software as a Service (SaaS) applications and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings.
This whitepaper outlines issues that arise when planning for growth of IT infrastructure and explains how the colocation of data centers can provide scalability, enabling users to modify capacity quickly to meet fluctuating demand.
When faced with the decision of upgrading an existing data center, building new, or leasing space in a retail colocation data center, there are both quantitative and qualitative differences to consider. The 10-year TCO may favor upgrading or building over outsourcing, however, this paper demonstrates that the economics may be overwhelmed by a business’ sensitivity to cash flow, cash cross-over point, deployment timeframe, data center life expectancy, regulatory requirements, and other strategic factors. This paper discusses how to assess these key factors to help make a sound decision.
Published By: Hostway
Published Date: Jun 13, 2012
In this video, experts from Gartner, Microsoft and Hostway provide trends, information and advice for evolving your cloud strategy beyond testing and development to database-intensive and mission-critical application storage.
As businesses and agencies face increasingly complex security requirements, it makes less and less sense for these organizations to invest resources in the operation and management of their own data centers. Enterprises are leaving the data center business, opting instead to seek a partner for their data center, colocation and cloud needs.
Cloud computing vendors and colocation data centers make every effort to maximize the scalability, efficiency and agility of their data centers. As a result, more and more of them are looking into replacing older, transformer-based centralized power protection schemes with distributed architectures in which uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) reside in the white space (or data hall).
This white paper describes the advantages of positioning UPSs in the white space as well as the essential qualities to look for in a white space-ready UPS.
Published By: CyrusOne
Published Date: Jan 19, 2012
This paper explores issues that arise when planning for growth of Information Technology infrastructure and explains how colocation of data centers can provide scalability, enabling users to modify capacity quickly to meet fluctuating demand.
Not all colocation providers offer the same value and functionality, and many come with inherent risks. When choosing a colocation provider, careful consideration is essential. This white paper discusses: Rregional considerations in selecting a colocation provider, Las Vegas as an alternative to California markets and Phoenix for serving West Coast end users, Power, civic infrastructure, and weather as advantages to colocating in Las Vegas
Published By: FORTRUST
Published Date: Jul 07, 2015
Now that the technology sector as a whole is becoming increasingly user friendly, transparent and hands on, it makes sense for colocation data centers to offer a higher level of insight and transparency into their clients’ individual environments.
IT organizations use colocation centers for a variety of reasons, but not all colocation providers offer the same value and functionality, and many come with inherent risks. When choosing a colocation provider, careful consideration is essential. This guide will show you how to choose the right provider.
With core competencies like security, facility management, and carrier access, CenturyLink provides comprehensive global colocation services that extend your infrastructure into a more efficient virtual environment.
7 Best Practices for Buying Colocation is a step-by-step handbook for organizations actively selecting a colocation provider. It offers tips and tricks from experienced colocation buyers to help you narrow down your choices, see through the sales pitches, and select the colocation vendor who will best suit your needs.