Thought Leadership

Learn about different topics in the data center and colocation industry from our team of experts.

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Plan Hybrid IT Like You Would Plan Your Family Vacation

Whether we are talking about technology or travel, one thing is clear: it's 2016 we want things to be efficient, safe and flawless. We plan our vacations around these requirements, why not plan our IT infrastructure the same way? So, if hybrid IT were a vacation, what would the travel options look like?

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Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud: What’s Best?

Hybrid IT offers flexibility for delivering new software applications and enhanced features quickly—critical agility in the age of digital business. Choosing the right cloud services can be challenging. Better understand the pros and cons of public and private clouds to determine where your workloads belong.

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How to simplify a hybrid cloud deployment

The evolution of cloud has seen many businesses move from private to public cloud platforms – a trend that Gartner projects will continue. It has become evident that while some workloads and applications require a private, dedicated environment, others operate more efficiently on a public cloud platform with a pay-as-you-go usage model.

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Hybrid cloud and colocation

As the evolution of data continues to drive requirements for high performance scale at lower cost, cloud computing is inevitably a topic of discussion. Enterprises are increasingly migrating select applications and workloads from a dedicated, on-premises data center to public or private cloud environments as business requirements fluctuate. When IT departments move to this hybrid IT architecture, they need to consider how easily they can connect to the cloud providers they leverage today, and which clouds they may need to access in the future.

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Hybrid cloud case study: A day in the life of IT

Large public cloud platforms are a common point of entry for enterprises to begin evaluating a hybrid IT solution. The following case study is an example of the type of customer that CoreSite supports and how we serve as the scalable, high-performance point of connection between traditional IT and cloud platforms.

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7 Tips for Choosing the Right Data Center Company or Colocation Provider

Selecting a data center or colocation provider is a big decision for your business. After all, you'll be housing your mission-critical infrastructure within someone else's facility. Before you make a selection there are a number of criteria you should take into account. This list isn't intended to be the definitive list of questions for every business, but it's a good starting point. You can use these criteria as the basis for your search or your data center RFP.

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Data Centers: Build vs. Lease

Outsourcing data requirements to a third party for the first time can be nerve-racking. Endless requirements paired with an increased expectation for data performance puts IT in the hot seat. It is our job to make sure that our customers feel confident in whatever decision they make. Below is a list of key considerations we hear from our prospects that are deciding whether to build vs. buy, along with our thoughts relating to the decision.

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