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The CoreSite Marketplace Makes Interconnection Your Edge

Many organizations migrating on-premises and public cloud infrastructure to colocation data centers think about the move in terms of space, power and ...
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A CoreSite X-Factor: Remote Hands Services and Professionals

Organizations migrating to colocation data centers often cite their desire to slash costs, reduce risks, improve interconnection and enable their IT staff to ...
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50G-Enabled Virtual Networks Gaining Traction as Organizations Shift Away from Traditional Fixed Networks

Innovation begets invention. It’s fascinating to see what our customers already are doing with the freedom virtualization and software-defined networking ...
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GPU and Bare Metal Service Providers Need Private Networks to Handle AI-Scale Big Data

AI, ML and other data-intensive workloads are making the old definition of big data quaint. Today's Performance Intensive Computing as a Service (PICaaS) ...
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Interconnection In The Digital World: A Forbes Technology Council Post by Juan Font

In his new Forbes Technology Council article, CoreSite President and CEO Juan Font dives into how interconnection helps enterprises fully leverage the ...
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Can the Cloud Help Support Sustainability?

Cloud sustainability is becoming a priority for enterprises. Companies can reduce their carbon footprint by following some recommended best practices for cloud ...
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Reduce Cloud Costs with These 5 Technologies

Cloud is transformative, dynamic, flexible – and unfortunately increasingly expensive. Even so, moving workloads to the cloud can save your organization money, ...
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Healthcare Industry Trends: Digital Health, Cloud and Data Analytics

Healthcare organizations are investing in digital transformation and hybrid IT, but some experts say they need to step up the pace. Read about healthcare ...
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Colocation Can Provide Big Benefits for Small Businesses

Increasingly, small businesses are choosing colocation services as a way of realizing the technology and business advantages large enterprises have been ...
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PSM Partners and CoreSite Colocation Provide a Foundation for Growth

CoreSite welcomes Greg Schrenker, Senior Account Executive at PSM Partners, as a guest blogger on Connect[ed]. PSM Partners is one of Chicago’s top IT ...
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Working At Full Power: Data Centers in The Era Of AI

If ever there was a moment in which technology defined the cultural zeitgeist, it’s now. Artificial intelligence (AI) innovation has shaken every industry and ...
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What to Expect on Your Data Center Tour

Data centers are engines of connectivity, platforms for the infrastructure needed to store, compute and transfer vast amounts of data – which we experience as ...
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Anna Figueroa: A Rising Star Women Can Look to for Data Center Career Inspiration

Sometimes the stars align. In this case, it’s “rising star” Anna Figueroa, DCO Tech, and International Women’s Day. Read about Anna’s journey and learn why her ...
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Colocation and Renewable Energy Certificates Can Help You Reach Sustainability Goals

Over the past 60 years, the annual growth rate of atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased nearly 100 times faster than previous increases. In 2022, the ...
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Solving Tomorrow’s Cooling Challenges with Liquid Cooling

Data centers are entering a new era of high-performance computing, driven by technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) as well as graphics rendering, ...
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Use 2023 State of Data Center Report to Guide 2024 IT Modernization

Digital transformation (DX) has been a headline for years. Aren’t companies done already? The fact is businesses are at all stages of DX, which we are often ...
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EdTech Industry Trends: The Move to Colocation and Cloud Accelerates

In my previous post on EdTech trends, I discussed the rapidly expanding use of state-of-the-industry technologies in educational settings. In this post, I dig ...
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How CoreSite and DATAMOB Partner to Simplify IT Sourcing and Data Center Colocation

Technology – specifically the supporting IT systems and infrastructure – is the primary catalyst for organizations to effectively execute their digital ...
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Virtual Routers Simplify Interconnection and Reduce Networking Costs

In previous posts and articles, we’ve discussed the importance of interconnection, particularly in the context of enterprises transitioning to modern, ...
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2023: The Year of the AI Gold Rush

The artificial intelligence gold rush is on! The overall excitement and buzz are something I have not experienced since the advent of the internet. The ...
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It’s All About Connections: Wireless/Wireline Framework in a Hyperconnected World

Let’s say you’re working from a laptop in your favorite coffee shop. While you’re working, you’re simultaneously listening to music streaming from Spotify. At ...
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Moving at the Speed Of Change: Connectivity, Data Centers and Information Exchange

Imagine what the world of work would have been like if the pandemic began in 2010 instead of 2020. To put it bluntly, we all would have been sent home and ...
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Where Is Manufacturing Headed? Three Industry Trends to Watch

Manufacturers are leaning into digital transformation more than ever. Nearly 30% of worldwide digital transformation spending by 2026 is forecast to come from ...
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Direct Cloud Connection vs. Public Internet: What Is Best for Your Use Case?

“Gartner® predicts that by 2026, 75% of organizations will adopt a digital transformation model predicated on cloud as the fundamental underlying platform.”1 ...
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CoreSite and Aplena Ease Data Center Migrations, Offering 100% Uptime SLA

A data center relocation is a big undertaking for any enterprise, involving much more than just physically moving hardware and software from one location to ...
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What Does Customization, Resilience and Scalability Have to Do With Data Center Relocation?

CoreSite welcomes Scott Arnett, CEO at Arnett Services Group, as a guest blogger on Connect[ed]. Arnett Group offers IT services encompassing all aspects of ...
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An Opportunity to Keep Serving, and Happy Veterans Day!

More than 15 million military veterans will be honored on November 11. I am one of them. And so are many of my colleagues. About 37% of data center operations ...
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5 Reasons Why Data Center Colocation Makes Sense for a Remote and Hybrid Workforce

Remote work is an employment revolution. Prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the work-from-home (WFH) phenomenon has now become the “new normal” for more and ...
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Disruptive Technologies: Forging the Future of Computing and Data Centers

The world is and always has been shaped by innovation. While many significant technologies have been built incrementally over years or even decades, every now ...
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How Small Businesses Benefit from Colocation

Data is critical to many of the 33.2 million small businesses in the U.S.1, and a data center is an essential asset, but small and medium-sized enterprises ...
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6 Best Practices for Optimizing Data Center Cooling

Cooling is a top priority in data center operations, and airflow management is vital to keeping equipment cool and functioning properly. However, it is not ...
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Advancing Educational Missions with EdTech

Many people credit a teacher for providing encouragement or challenges that made a profound difference in their lives. Today, according to a 2020 global survey ...
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STN Data Management, CoreSite Colocation Optimize Backups & DR

CoreSite welcomes Sabur Mian, CEO at STN Inc., as a guest blogger on Connect[ed]. STN is an IT managed services provider offering consultation and solutions ...
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Data Resilience and IT Resilience: The Foundation for Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Success

We’ve blogged before about the importance of business continuity and disaster recovery planning and execution. What we haven’t talked about is IT resilience, a ...
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Top Trends Shaping the FinTech Industry’s Future

There’s a quote about innovation that rings true time and time again for me.
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8 Advantages of Cloud-Native Application Development

If you are building software to run in a cloud environment, you can be more productive and ensure high quality if you develop and test those applications in ...
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Thinking About Data Center Relocation? JK Technology Services Ensures “Status Green” Business Continuity

Every experienced IT professional knows that a data center migration is a complex undertaking, one that involves relocating hardware and software, and choosing ...
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AI Models, AI Providers and Data Centers Keep Learning

Sometimes, the best way to start a conversation is to state the obvious: Artificial intelligence is the most disruptive technology since…let me think for a ...
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Why It Pays to Be a CoreSite Partner – Interview with Maile Kaiser and The Channel Company

I recently met with Katie Bavoso from The Channel Company to discuss how IT services and solutions providers can create more business by partnering with ...
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The Open Cloud Exchange: What It Is, What’s New and Why Use It

Data centers have always been a point of interconnection – remember “carrier hotels?” Today, thanks to digital transformation (DX), data centers are crucibles ...
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Five Types of Data Centers

One-hundred and eighty-one zettabytes. That’s the volume of data and information that is projected to be consumed by 2025.1 181 zettabytes. ...
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Dark Fiber vs. Lit Fiber Networks Pros and Cons

Prior to the 1970s, communication networks ran over copper wire. By the 1990s, however, with the internet taking off, it became clear that organizations would ...
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“Go Digital” is the New Command for the DOD and Government Agency Contractors

The U.S. Department of Defense and the extensive ecosystems of defense contractors and federal system integrators are in the midst of sea change. In some ...
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Digital Government Industry Trends Are All About Enhancing Customer Experience

Since the U.S. Digital Government Strategy was launched in 2012, digital transformation is full steam ahead. The objective is to elevate the customer ...
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Interconnection, Data Resiliency New Drivers for Colocation Data Centers in 2023

The more things change, the more they stay the same, right? Not really, especially when it comes to why enterprises of all sizes and across multiple industries ...
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We’re a Fan of a Different Approach to Data Center Environmental Control

“Joseph Liccardo! Are you really running the air conditioner with the windows and front door wide open? You think I’m paying to cool the neighborhood?” Am I ...
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Facing the Data Center Power Density Challenge

In today's big data world, massive amounts of data are analyzed to run businesses, conduct research, build products, advance healthcare and more. All this ...
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The Physical Aspects of Data Center Security

Data centers contain valuable, sensitive and proprietary information that must be safeguarded. Cybersecurity is a major focus of data center operations, and ...
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How the Metaverse Is Energizing Media and Entertainment

The media and entertainment (M&E) industry has chalked up several metaverse firsts. Enterprises cast the usual suspects to produce immersive experiences: ...
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Multi-Tenant Data Centers: When it’s Time to Move Off-Site

Not long ago, businesses were accustomed to controlling and managing their IT infrastructure in-house. But the way the world does business has changed ...
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How Cloud Improves Application Performance

In the digital world, a consistent, high-performance user experience for clients, interconnected business partners and employees is a mission-critical business ...
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Data Center Cooling Technologies

Heat is a very good thing, if you happen to live in Fargo, Duluth or elsewhere on the Canadian border during the dead of winter. But even in those frigid ...
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Where Is the Fintech Industry Headed?

According to fintech provider Broadridge, more than half of C-level executives in financial services firms agree that digital transformation is currently the ...
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What is a Digital Ecosystem?

If you’ve been around the data center world for a while, you’ve probably heard the buzzword “digital ecosystem.” It’s an industry term alluding to the entire ...
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What is an Internet Exchange?

The Beatles great Ringo Starr sang, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Today’s global internet is a massive kumbaya of IT infrastructure friends of ...
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What Is the CoreSite Any2Exchange?

What Are Peering and Peering Exchanges? Before we jump into a discussion of the CoreSite Any2Exchange®, which is an internet peering exchange, let’s set the ...
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New Report, iMasons Climate Accord Membership Mark Next Steps in CoreSite’s Sustainability Journey

We are “all in it together” when it comes to sustainability in the data center industry. Our latest Sustainability Report documents the progress we made on our ...
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Data Center Sustainability: 2021 Lessons Confirmed and 2022 Trends Predicted

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) themes became more prevalent in 2021 and will continue to do so in 2022. In light of the pandemic, climate concerns ...
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Optimizing the Content Journey – From Creation Through Consumption – for the Media and Entertainment Industry

To stream or not to stream? The answer is “to stream,” according to Nielsen, who reported that streaming services captured more viewers than cable or broadcast ...
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Why Choose Colocation? Here Are Seven Good Reasons

In a data-driven, highly connected world, organizations require an IT infrastructure that can deliver access to data and applications quickly and reliably to ...
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Blockchain Isn’t Just for Crypto Anymore

Every now and then out comes an innovation that completely upends the way we do things. Telephones. The internet. Artificial intelligence. And then there is, ...
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Is “The Last Mile” a Problem or Innovation Catalyst?

Feeling a little “on edge” as you’re trying to address your last mile problem? Well then, your head might be in exactly the right place. Forgive the wordplay, ...
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As Partners, We Can Reduce Data Center Energy Consumption

Did you know that the recommended ambient temperature range for data center equipment is 64.4 to 80.6 degrees F (18 to 27 degrees C)?1 That variance of 16.6 ...
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International Data Center Day 2023 – Inspiring Careers and Innovation

International Data Center Day isn’t celebrated only to raise awareness, it’s meant to inspire people to get involved in a diverse, vibrant industry. What’s ...
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Which Workloads Should You Move from On-Prem to the Cloud?

We know that business and IT are one and the same these days. You’re never going to successfully execute a business strategy without the technology supporting ...
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#EmbraceEquality in STEM Fields on International Women’s Day 2023

International Women’s Day (IWD) is recognized annually on March 8 to celebrate the achievements of women and build awareness around the inequities that still ...
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Tackling the Challenges of Public Sector Data Center Consolidation

In the IT world, the pace of expansion in all aspects of innovation, adoption and implementation sometimes feels as if it is only exceeded by the rate of ...
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Thinking About a Career in Data Centers? We Can Help You Make an Informed Decision

Truth be told, I found my career in the data center industry by accident. Many years ago, after the business I was working for closed and I took a job that ...
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What Is Blockchain?

Blockchain is considered disruptive technology because it radically changes how people and organizations manage data and conduct transactions. Although many ...
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Data Center Technician Profile: CoreSite DC Operations Technician Stephanie Rogers

Security at CoreSite data centers is a combination of physical security technology and experienced, trained professionals.
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What Are the Basics of Cryptocurrency and Crypto Mining?

Cryptocurrency and crypto mining. Some people see them as the future of trading and exchanges, while others view them as enigmas. Love it or hate it, many ...
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Top 10 U.S. Data Center Markets and Why They Are Hot

Choosing where to house IT infrastructure is a key concern for enterprises, and with more than 2,700 U.S. data centers to choose from, IT leaders have a lot of ...
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How to Think About Workload Placement

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Identify the Best Data Center for Your Business: The Ultimate Interconnection Buyer’s Guide and Checklist

Data center interconnection capabilities and management solutions are cited time and again at the top of the list of companies’ criteria for choosing a ...
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Looking Ahead: Growth, Sustainability and 5G in 2023

Welcome to 2023! It’s only natural that, as the year begins, we look back at what we learned in 2022 and consider what’s ahead for our customers, the data ...
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Cloud-to-Cloud Connectivity: Open Cloud Exchange Enables Integration Between Major Clouds

Speed, scalability, savings. These goals form the backbone of most enterprise IT strategies. So, it’s no surprise that businesses are soaring to the cloud to ...
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Five Reasons to Migrate to Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud

Although references to the cloud have been around for decades, it remains a fuzzy concept for many people, even including some in IT positions. As a ...
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What is the Metaverse?

The Metaverse The mere mention of the term in conversations or trade and consumer publications elicits a broad range of definitions, assumptions and ...
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What is a Hyperscale Data Center?

“Where does a 400-pound gorilla sit?... Anywhere it wants to.”
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Why a Miami Data Center is Good for Business

Miami has a lot to offer, and it is not just great night life and white sand beaches. The city is a major international hub for business and technology. In ...
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What is the IoT? How Does Colocation Impact the Internet of Things?

The age of Big Data is behind us. We’re now into the “Ginormous Data” era, in which data volumes measured in gigabytes, terabytes and petabytes are giving way ...
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It’s Time to Evaluate Your Data Center Provider and Set Goals for 2023…and Beyond

Many people are preparing for an end-of-year job performance evaluation as the fourth quarter rolls around. Did you meet all your goals? Knock key performance ...
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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Industries Now

In a new white paper, Artificial Intelligence: Charting the Way Forward for AI, Analyst Simon Stanley reported that 82% of IT leaders and service providers ...
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A Wealth of Services: The Data Center’s Digital Ecosystem

In today’s digital economy, many businesses are evolving their IT ecosystems by deploying applications and workloads to colocation data centers. Why? ...
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Problem Solved: Boosting Network Performance with a Hybrid IT Approach

While all of us in the information technology industry have different titles and responsibilities, we’re all in the business of solving problems. Not just ...
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Rethinking Commercial Real Estate for Hybrid Work and Hybrid IT

When it comes to making decisions about leasing, buying or building commercial real estate, “the times they are a-changing.” Driven by employee demands for ...
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Accelerating Wireless and Wireline Network Convergence

5G might serve well as a metaphor for the times we are in – everything is moving faster. The network is 10X faster than 4G. So is the rate of adoption. A ...
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What is Colocation?

Businesses have been moving away from on-premises data centers because data center operations require a great deal of time and expertise. Indeed, it is ...
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When the Grid is Strained, CoreSite Reduces Data Center Power Draw

California set some records during the week of September 5, 2022 – unfortunately, it was for the highest temperatures ever in some places. Anticipating the ...
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Data Center Power: The Difference Between Three-Phase and Single-Phase Power

Data center architects consider current and future power requirements so they can design data centers that aren’t under- or over-powered. The use of too much ...
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It’s Time to Move to Zero Trust Security

It’s unfortunate, yet painfully true, that we live and work in a world in which trust is a quaint, almost archaic, quality. Nowhere is this more true than in ...
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What Is Machine Learning?

References to machine learning (ML) pop up in many contexts, often in connection with artificial intelligence (AI). What’s the difference between ML and AI? ...
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Determining Colocation Power Requirements

There’s a lot to consider when you are selecting a data center colocation provider – location, security, network density, cloud connectivity and support, to ...
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Hybrid Work and Colocation Support “Flexagility”

According to a Pew Research Center January 2022 study, “among those who are currently working from home all or most of the time, 78% said they’d like to ...
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Simplifying Multi Cloud Networking for Hyperscale Clouds

Arrcus and CoreSite have teamed up to simplify multicloud network connectivity by enhancing the provisioning functionality within the Open Cloud Exchange® ...
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Understanding Data Center Customer and Provider Responsibilities

Increasingly, companies (network providers, cloud providers and enterprises) are moving from on-premises data centers to colocation facilities according to ...
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9 Reasons for Moving On-Premises Workloads to Colocation

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Artificial Intelligence: The Types, Value and Applications

Does Google’s Language Model for Dialogue Applications, or LaMDA, have consciousness? Is their artificial intelligence-driven conversational agent (commonly ...
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CoreSite’s Open Cloud Exchange Is Nearly Impossible to Replicate. Why Even Try?

As many DIY enthusiasts may know, seemingly straightforward projects very often turn out to be much more complicated than first thought. After much ...
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CoreSite and CIO Release 2022 State of the Data Center Report

Successful IT leaders have ability to balance and optimize resources – which includes personnel, the services and workloads in multicloud deployments, risk and ...
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Cross Connect, Direct Connect and Interconnect – What’s the Difference?

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is this: “Can you please explain what cross connects, direct connects and interconnects are, and what ...
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Hot or Not? How Data Center Thermal Standards Impact Energy Use and Costs

It’s no secret that energy consumed by data centers will mushroom as the demand for digital services and higher computing power continues to grow. Every ...
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Seven 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 ...
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New Markets, More Opportunities – CoreSite Expands with Atlanta and Orlando Data Centers

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Data Center Security: When Security Gets Physical

Expect the unexpected: A mantra that I repeat everyday when it comes to the physical security of our data centers. In the world of data center security, you ...
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De-Risk IT Infrastructure with the Open Cloud Exchange

The Risk:Reward ratio is often associated with financial investments such as equities, bonds and mutual funds. Financial advisors would tell you that decisions ...
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Set Up Direct Private Cloud and Cloud-to-Cloud Connections in a Few Clicks

Cloud connections continue to be a challenge for some organizations, just when simplifying and streamlining hybrid IT are priorities. Recent enhancements to ...
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Reimagining Wireless Infrastructure: Three Topics to Deep-Dive at Connect (X)

Note: This blog was first posted on the American Tower website on May 10, 2022. Some changes have been made to align with CoreSite’s blog post format. CoreSite ...
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Data Center Sustainability: Even Better Than Renewable Is Energy Not Used

Data center capacity increased by 600% and storage capacity by 25x from 2018 to 2020, but energy use only grew by 6%.1 How does that happen? One reason is ...
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Interconnected Ecosystems – the Real Value of Digital Transformation?

What is the proven value of digital transformation? We ask because recent research shows “two out of five organizations say digital transformation initiatives ...
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Digital Supply Chains, Digital-First Thinking and Future-Proofing

Conversations about digital transformation increasingly include questions about digital supply chain – a newish concept. Here’s our take on it.
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Boston Data Center Checks All the Boxes For Multicloud, Hybrid Cloud or Hyperscale Infrastructures

When you think of Boston, you probably conjure up images of Harvard, MIT or Tufts, institutions famous for business, engineering and medicine. These days, it ...
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What is Cloud Direct Connect and 5 Key Advantages

I’m confident that your company either is or will soon be utilizing public cloud as part of its multi-cloud strategy. Why am I so sure? As vice president of ...
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The Democratization of Connectivity

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Five Ways to Gauge Your Data Center Customer Experience

The customer experience can make or break a business. Across all industries, customers have options. If one business does not satisfy their needs, another is ...
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Top Public Cloud Service Provider Highlights and Connectivity Tips

Enterprises increasingly turn to hybrid IT strategies as they pursue digital transformation (DX). Hybrid IT environments can include a mix of private cloud, ...
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Celebrate International Data Center Day by Raising Awareness of a Great Career Opportunity

What are you looking for in your career? Let’s say your top five must-haves, in no particular order, are:
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A Different Kind of Acquisition

Since the inception of American Tower, we’ve grown our portfolio through builds and acquisitions, both domestically and abroad, to more than 220,000 ...
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CoreSite Doubles Down on Digitizing and Innovating Customer Experience

You invest a lot of time, money and people into your data center infrastructure. It’s critical to get the competitive advantages you expect from that ...
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Direct Connections: Native Onramps Optimize Hybrid Cloud Value

A recent survey found that 92% of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy, and 80% have a hybrid cloud strategy.¹ The high adoption rate of hybrid IT says a ...
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Future-Proofing Healthcare IT with Compliant, Network-Rich Data Centers

Healthcare providers are expected to deliver world-class patient care while cutting costs and growing revenue. To meet these demands, healthcare organizations ...
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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022 and #BreakTheBias

In support of International Women’s Day, a CoreSite communications specialist sat down with Leslie McIntosh, Senior Vice President of Human Resources. The 2022 ...
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Conquering Supply Chain Uncertainty with Bare Metal

Supply chain disruptions are causing lead times as long as 52-weeks for data center switches, routers and servers. That trend began a few years ago, when the ...
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Optimizing Workloads for IT Modernization

“The mix is getting mixier,” said IDG Analyst John Gallant about five minutes into a webinar on hybrid IT trends identified in the 2021 State of the Data ...
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Rethinking Your Infrastructure for IT Modernization

I have been with CoreSite for 13 years, which has put me in a great position to witness the evolution of the cloud and the role colocation has in helping ...
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Supporting Remote Work with Colocation

When COVID-19 burst onto the scene in March 2020, IT departments raced to provide a suddenly distributed workforce with the necessary resources to perform ...
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Strengthening Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery with Colocation

The impacts of unanticipated downtime are intensifying as businesses increasingly rely on digital solutions to drive operations and work to elevate customer ...
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Top Strategies for IT Modernization at the Edge and in the Data Center

For so many reasons, 2021 will likely be remembered as the year that digitization became imperative. I’m betting that 2022 marks the advent of intelligent IT ...
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Financial Services’ Hybrid Cloud Imperatives

Financial services institutions (FSIs) pursue cloud deployment to satisfy customer expectations for a full-service remote experience and to remain competitive. ...
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The Open Cloud Exchange: Frequently Asked Questions About Interconnection

Previous blogs about the Open Cloud Exchange® (OCX) explain what it is and why to use it, along with deployment scenarios and tips. This blog provides answers ...
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The Open Cloud Exchange: What Is It and Why Use It?

Enterprises pursue digital transformation (DX) to keep up with requirements of cloud migration, remote work, cybersecurity, compliance and growth and to ...
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Welcome to the New CoreSite, an American Tower Company

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How to Bring Colocation into Your Evolving Hybrid IT Mix – 3 Key Strategies

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Government IT Modernization Compels the Question: Where Should Workloads Live?

There is a micro-economy in the Washington D.C. area, comprised of a wide variety of industries and driven by a “digital community” of managed and professional ...
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Why Colocation Data Center Compliance Creates Customer Value

Regulations, standards and compliance frameworks such as SOC1 Type 2, SOC2 Type 2, ISO 27001, NIST 800-53, PCI DSS, and HIPAA set targets against which data ...
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Enable Digital First Customer Experiences with a Managed Cloud Network Strategy

One of the main themes to emerge in parallel with digital transformation and digital-first business is the expectation of an exceptional customer experience.
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Building a Colocation Strategy to Take on AI

The artificial intelligence (AI) market is growing quickly and on track to reach a market value of $267 billion by 2027. This is not surprising when you ...
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What Is Hybrid IT and 5 Reasons Enterprises Take This Approach

Depending on the search term you use to learn about hybrid IT, you may need to weed through hybrid cloud, hybrid workplace and hybrid cars! So let’s make this ...
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Ride Interconnection to Third Wave Cloud Adoption

Here comes the third wave of cloud and colocation adoption. It began forming when COVID-19 showed that being digital-first is literally sink-or-swim for almost ...
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Hybrid IT Vocabulary 101: A Glossary for Building Your Knowledgebase

Where you deploy your IT infrastructure matters when your goals include agility, scalability, performance, security, cost and resilience. IT leaders are taking ...
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Media and Entertainment Adapts with Hybrid IT

Connectivity – The tie that binds the various points of the media and entertainment industry The show must go on!
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Solve Wicked IT Problems with Hybrid Thinking: a New White Paper from CoreSite

I have been with CoreSite for 13 years, which has put me in a great position to witness the evolution of the cloud and the role colocation has in helping ...
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Colocate in LA for Digital Transformation, Interconnection and Edge Computing

‍‍With a population of 10 million, Los Angeles isn’t only one of the largest metropolises in the world, it’s the place to be for businesses executing digital ...
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Is the Time Right for Lithium Ion Batteries in Data Centers?

Is the time right for lithium ion (li-ion) batteries to replace valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries in data center uninterruptible power source (UPS) ...
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Breaking Down Data Center Tier Level Classifications

How much downtime can your organization tolerate? Not all data centers are created equal—nor should they be. In a digital age, businesses increasingly rely on ...
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Rethink Your IT Strategy With Our Solutions Architects

The Open Cloud Exchange: How Our Solution Architects Work with You Business and IT leaders talk with our solution architect (SA) team for different reasons. ...
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Securing Complex Hybrid Infrastructure, Don’t Forget the Basics

Seems like you rarely hear about firewalls these days. You remember – the 1990s cybersecurity technology developed when computer viruses were running rampant ...
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In Constant Pursuit of Excellence

Back in the good old days of on-premises IT infrastructure, the life of IT professionals was much simpler. There were fewer systems to manage, applications to ...
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What is Data Center Redundancy? N, N+1, 2N, 2N+1

Organizations are continuing to embrace digital transformation to support operations and drive business growth. As technology increasingly integrates itself ...
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CoreSite Women Share Stories and Advice to Celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day gives us an opportunity to ask ourselves, “How did I get where I am in my career and where do I want to go?” Let’s be frank; we work ...
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The Open Cloud Exchange: Our Solution Architects Connect the Right Hybrid IT Dots

Digital transformation takes businesses down many roads, but nearly all lead to hybrid IT. As you evaluate the optimal approach to achieving your desired ...
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Thanks to Our Teams, CoreSite Named a 2021 Top Place to Work in the Bay Area and Denver

When a company is named a “Top Place to Work,” the people who work there make it happen. I am not talking about taking the time to fill out a survey, although ...
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Data Centers are Incubating the Digital Economy and Hybrid Cloud Growth in Silicon Valley

In the Bay Area, Silicon Valley is known as California’s technology hub. Today, many people include San Francisco when they reference Silicon Valley. Born in ...
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How to Successfully Partner with Hyperscale Cloud Service Partners

Technology service providers (TSPs) are signing up at a record pace with hyperscale cloud service providers (CSPs) like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. Gartner ...
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Low Latency, High Security, Flexibility: How Financial Services Can Get More from Hybrid IT

Enterprises are becoming more reliant on networking, whether they realize it or not, as a byproduct of their reliance on public clouds and SaaS providers. This ...
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A Checklist for Evaluating Colocation and Interconnection Providers

Colocation is a core infrastructure element because it can simplify and accelerate digital transformation (DX), including hybrid cloud and multi-cloud ...
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Eavesdrop on a Conversation Between Corning and CoreSite, Partners in Interconnection

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Transforming Healthcare: Connecting Patients, Systems and Data with Hybrid IT

Over the last 18 months, businesses of all shapes and sizes – across all verticals including healthcare, financial services and media and entertainment – have ...
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Interconnection Opens a World of Options for Digital Businesses in Silicon Valley and Beyond

You might have seen a recent press release announcing that Google Cloud Dedicated Interconnect is now available at CoreSite’s Silicon Valley campus, offering ...
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On-Net Access to Google Cloud Interconnect in Chicago Makes it Easy to Do Business Better

People from the Midwest are known for being friendly and eager to help out. Don’t just take my word for it. Researchers from the University of Cambridge ...
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Colocation Can Play a Starring Role in Maximizing Content Monetization

In the media and entertainment (M&E) industry today, “that’s a wrap” signals the start of a production race calling for real-time and near-time ...
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The Open Cloud Exchange: Deployment Options to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Many enterprises find that a hybrid model with the right mix of colocation and cloud accelerates their digital transformation initiatives – emphasis on ...
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The Open Cloud Exchange: Hybrid Cloud and Multicloud Deployment Tips

The Open Cloud Exchange® (OCX) enables enterprises to customize their interconnection use cases in support of digital transformation, cloud adoption, agility, ...
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Bring AWS Cloud Services Closer with AWS Outposts and Direct Connect

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What We Learned From COVID: REIT in a Post-Pandemic World

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Is Your Data Center Ready for 2025?

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How to Survive (and Thrive) in the Ultra-Competitive SaaS World

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Growth in Northern Virginia: A Celebration of Excellence

On October 3rd in Reston, VA, CoreSite hosted the grand opening of our newest facility – VA3!
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4 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore in 2020

Every year, the web is flooded with predictions — some good, some not so good — that range from realistic and expected to pipe dreams with no reasonable ...
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Globalization 4.0

The concept of globalization, or the increasingly integrated state of global economy, is nothing new. It is a trend that dates back nearly a thousand years, ...
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Q&A with Faction CEO Luke Norris

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Rent vs. Buy: If Cloud Were a House, Which Would You Choose?

Ask any financial advisor about the best long-term investment vehicle, and it's almost certain that real estate will be one of the top answers. Unlike renting, ...
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Big Leagues, Big Demands

When we watch a baseball game from our couches at home, we are usually focused on strikes, outs, homeruns and maybe even snacks. The farthest thing from our ...
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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 ...
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Managing Data: Colocation Pricing Isn’t the Only Factor

Enterprises are moving data off-site. In a survey conducted by IDG, 41% of organizations said they plan to move their entire data center within a multi-tenant ...
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Go With the Air Flow: Remember the Basics to Keep Servers Running Cool

You’ve evaluated RFQs, compared RFPs, met with vendors and hammered out a deal. You’re finally ready to move out of your old, 2+ PUE enterprise data center ...
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Laying the Foundation for Smart Cities with Corning

Converging optical and wireless networks allows for the bandwidth needed to power smart cities. As more and more devices are connected, how will the landscape ...
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Hybrid Cloud and Colocation

The Evolution to Hybrid IT As the evolution of data continues to drive requirements for high performance scale at lower cost, cloud computing is inevitably a ...
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Would You Like a Side of Business Continuity? Maybe Some Disaster Recovery to Go?

Why do I need a data center? I am in a high-rise structure in Denver and my IT is always up. Every day, I come to work and my phones, IT servers, and Wi-Fi are ...
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Find the Right Data Center Partner to Optimize Your Hybrid Cloud

The question is no longer, “Are you considering a hybrid cloud strategy?” but rather, “Is your current hybrid cloud environment optimized?” According to a ...
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How Can IT Support the Massive Data Needs for the IoT?

Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) and most of what is being said is steeped in massive assumptions. Gartner talks about 20.8 billion ...
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How Automation is the Precursor to AI in the Data Center

AI will be the foundation of the future digital data center in which the infrastructure is smart, and spaces are optimally managed together. As solution ...
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4 Strategies for Creating an Environment for Supercomputing

In 1964, Control Data Corporation (CDC) introduced the CDC-6600. The steady-state computer could sustain 500 kilo flopson standard mathematical operations, ten ...
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Watts and Volt Amps – What’s a KVA and How is it Calculated?

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How Healthcare Can Go All-In on Digitalization

Independent digital health applications, like ZocDoc and MyFitnessPal, are disrupting the healthcare game. With digital maturity directly corresponding to the ...
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Forecasting the Future of Cloud

I think most of us are intrigued with the current cloud and data center landscape and how it will change in the near future. I have seen three fundamental ...
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Changing the Data Storage Game with Blockchain

In the Digital Age, data is the coin of the realm. It powers — and empowers — virtually every element of modern business.
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What Time is the Right Time for Colocation?

When does a small company decide to outsource data storage?
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The Four Cs that Define Your Cloud Architecture

There’s little doubt that the public cloud is completely transforming the way businesses, large and small, work. Analysts project that 83% of all enterprise ...
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Executive Corner: Data Centers and the Future of Hybrid Cloud

For IT leaders and other senior executives, the current technology environment is the best of times and the worst of times. Best, because there have never been ...
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Eliminating Wasted Spend with Hybrid Cloud

As cloud-based services continue to augment, and in some cases replace, traditional on-premises IT systems and workloads for businesses, concerns continue to ...
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Enhancing Business Agility and Flexibility: the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange

By now you have likely heard that cloud is changing how companies develop and deploy applications. Whether you’re running enterprise apps like ERPs and CRMs or ...
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Hybrid Cloud Case Study: A Day in the Life of IT

Case study: What does the move to hybrid cloud look like? Large public cloud platforms are a common point of entry for enterprises to begin evaluating a hybrid ...
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NetFoundry: Meet Me in the Middle

No man is an island unto himself, the saying goes. The same could be said for companies. In today’s digital-first and application-centric global economy, ...
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How to Simplify a Hybrid Cloud Deployment

Public cloud adoption is changing the IT landscape The evolution of cloud has seen many businesses move from private to public cloud platforms—a trend that ...
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Lithium Ion in the Data Center?

As uninterruptible power source (UPS) technology changes and improves, data centers are opening up to the idea of using lithium ion (li-ion) batteries with ...
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How AI Will (Cautiously) Transform Banking

For years, the tech industry has dominated the spotlight when it comes to the introduction of brilliant or disruptive solutions to the world stage. We ...
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Growing up in the Data Center Industry

Research says that the average worker will change jobs approximately 12 times throughout their career. But Brouk Eshetu wasn’t interested in being a statistic. ...
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Data Centers: Build vs. Lease

A list of 7 common considerations enterprises encounter when making a data center or colocation purchase Outsourcing data requirements to a third party for the ...
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Avoid Downtime - 3 Types of Cloud and Colocation Models to Know

Did you know that the amount and cost of downtime has increased over the past few years? It’s counterintuitive, almost as surprising as the fact that 25 ...
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