Tag: data centers

International presence has become table stakes for cloud infrastructure providers

International presence has become table stakes for cloud infrastructure providers

As we watch the biggest Infrastructure-as-a-Service players battle it out for dominance, it’s becoming apparent that building a worldwide presence has become a requirement to compete in this market. If you doubt that supposition, consider that we are seeing announcements...

/ March 19, 2018
Oracle plans to build a dozen data centers in massive cloud expansion

Oracle plans to build a dozen data centers in massive cloud expansion

Never let it be said that Oracle chairman Larry Ellison does anything halfway. It took him some time to embrace the cloud, but now that he has, he’s put the considerable financial weight of his company behind the idea. This...

/ February 15, 2018
Forecast sees massive reduction of traditional data centers by 2021

Forecast sees massive reduction of traditional data centers by 2021

Cisco made a brazen prediction in its Global Cloud Index report this month. The company forecast that by 2021, just three years from now, only 6 percent of workloads would be processed in what they called traditional data centers. That means...

/ February 8, 2018
Data centers became big business in 2017

Data centers became big business in 2017

Data centers were a hot commodity in 2017. In fact, a report released by Synergy Research this week found that sales reached $20 billion, surpassing the totals of 2015 and 2016 combined. How active was the data center market last...

/ January 4, 2018
data platforms
Rapid proliferation of data platforms creates significant opportunities for MSPs

Rapid proliferation of data platforms creates significant opportunities for MSPs

Increased complexity is generally a good thing for managed service providers because it adds more stress to IT environments, which usually creates demand for additional managed services. Lately, the greatest complexity involves the number of places data gets stored. Once...

/ October 12, 2017
data centers
MSPs need to evolve as data centers transform

MSPs need to evolve as data centers transform

Managed service providers need a two-pronged approach to managing data centers that takes into account both the short-term needs of customers and the rapid rate at which advances in IT management are occuring. When it comes to providing managed services...

/ August 22, 2017