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What is the Cloud?

By Matthew Maennche | June 18, 2021

In basic terms, the cloud is the Internet, but more specifically, it is all the things you can access remotely over the Internet. When something is stored in the cloud, it simply means it is stored on Internet servers instead of your computer’s local hard drive or a local server. Made up of servers in…

How Many Data Centers Are Too Many?

By Matthew Maennche | March 17, 2021

Did you know that nearly 600 zettabytes of new data get created annually? Although this number may already seem incredibly large, it is actually around 200% more traffic than current data centers were able to process in 2018.

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What Does “Data Center as a Service” Mean?

By Matthew Maennche | March 3, 2021

The challenges organizations face with maintaining their own IT infrastructure has encouraged them to seek alternatives to meet their data and computing needs.

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10 Trends Affecting Digital Infrastructure and Operations: The Redefinition of the Data Center

By Matthew Maennche | October 27, 2020

In the past, any time a business would request new applications or services, IT organizations would have to determine how they would be able to build the application to fit into their existing architecture.

10 Trends Affecting Digital Infrastructure and Operations

By Matthew Maennche | August 25, 2020

With the range of challenges that accompany running an infrastructure and operations organization, it is often hard to keep up with emerging trends that could potentially improve day-to-day operations.

What are the Different Types of Data Center Facilities?

By Matthew Maennche | July 21, 2020

Data centers are buildings that host servers, network, and storage hardware. This facility also hosts a range of other systems, including security, network connectivity, and electrical/mechanical systems (MEP).

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The Data Center Debate of Build vs. Buy: New Twists on a Traditional Data Center Quandary.

By Matthew Maennche | August 11, 2016

  In part 4 our series on IT infrastructure planning with Jeff Gilmer of Excipio Consulting, the conversation turns to the age-old debate of “Build vs. Buy”. With virtualization now part of the equation and more data center data center leasing options, how have the fundamentals changed in considering whether to build and operate your…

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How Does IT Impact Your Overall Data Center Strategy? What You Need to Know for a Data Center Consolidation.

By Matthew Maennche | July 8, 2016

A great many factors go into developing your organization’s data center strategy. There are numerous elements that influence future space, power, cooling, and compute needs. Those elements are different than they used to be, and continue to change. Not properly understanding your future needs can lead to significant problems, both operationally and financially. If you…