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Does Chicago Colocation Have Market Oversupply Problems?

Posted by Mark Burdon

Jan 21, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Chicago is a city of many names.

The Windy City

Chitown

“My Kinda Town”

The City of the Big Shoulders

Paris on the Prairie

One nickname you won’t likely find lurking around the internet is “The City of Too Many Data Centers”. Chicago colocation services are growing rapidly, and service providers like CenturyLink, Equinix, Level 3 and Colocation America are thriving. 

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Topics: colocation data center

Which San Francisco Colocation Providers Have the Best Connectivity?

Posted by Don Pope

Jan 19, 2016 12:50:00 PM

With San Francisco colocation data centers competing with services offered, one key factor differentiating providers is connectivity. The ability to connect with multiple networks, and to provide robust interconnectivity are important for IT success. What determines good connectivity may differ between businesses.

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Topics: colocation data center

Should a Data Center Consultant Manage Design and Building?

Posted by Andrew Zola

Jan 14, 2016 11:51:00 AM

There is nothing easy about building and managing a data center. These facilities are highly complicated and usually most companies only have a few members of staff that actually fully understand the whole IT process (within the facility). So it’s always a good idea to get a data center consultant involved to manage the design, building infrastructure, and migration.

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Topics: colocation data center

Are New Orleans Data Centers Making Green Strategies a Priority?

Posted by Rose Keefe

Jan 12, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Green IT France recently estimated that the 3,700 data centers scattered around the world account for around 2% of global electricity consumption. The millions of servers that these centers host account for 25% of the Internet-produced greenhouse gas emissions, in contrast to the 47% generated by actual users. 

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Topics: colocation data center

What Does Data Center Equipment Cost?

Posted by Hadley Jones

Jan 8, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Looking for that shopping list to see if you have the budget? You’ll never know what data center equipment really costs you until you acquire it and start using it. However, a few rules of thumb can help to put things in context and understand how different elements drive expenses.

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Topics: colocation data center

Growing Your IT Managed Services Firm

Posted by Jennifer Feinberg

Jan 6, 2016 10:30:00 AM

If you’re looking to grow the revenue of your IT managed services firm, you may have a lot of ideas swimming around on your front burner.

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Topics: managed services

How IT Consulting Companies Find Great Clients

Posted by Joshua Feinberg

Jan 4, 2016 2:30:00 PM

A lot of IT consulting companies hit a plateau where they have a few really great clients, but the bulk of their client list is anywhere from marginally profitable to woefully unprofitable.

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Topics: computer consulting business

Top 5 Data Center Environmental Monitoring Systems

Posted by Mark Burdon

Jan 1, 2016 10:59:00 AM

Take a deep breath. Hold it in for a count of ten.

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Topics: colocation data center

Do Omaha Data Centers Face Challenges from Server Huggers?

Posted by Don Pope

Dec 30, 2015 9:56:00 AM

Server huggers. A term often used pejoratively to refer to IT executives who can’t let go of their physical in-house server infrastructure. Rather than treating them as dinosaurs, Omaha data centers should welcome their existence. It’s their insistence on having IT infrastructure under their control that allows markets like Omaha to thrive.

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Topics: colocation data center

Data Center Cabinet Costs with Shrinking Hardware Size

Posted by Andrew Zola

Dec 28, 2015 2:39:00 PM

Data centers have been growing rapidly and this phenomenon is expected to double with the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). As businesses grow, they will also require more colocation space to manage their data center operations. So data center operators need to consider several variables to manage the increased need for storage. Managers will have to calculate the cost to power and cool the facility and the cost of new data center cabinets.

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Topics: colocation data center

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