How IT Modernization Initiatives are Impacting Federal Agencies

The global Internet of Things (IoT) market is predicted to reach $457B in 2020 reach a CAGR of of 28.5%. Technologies like IoT, machine learning, artificial intelligence and digital transformation are giving rise to big data and big data analytics in both public and private sectors.  The same trends that are driving data growth within the enterprise are impacting Federal Agencies as well. Agencies are […]

How Opus Interactive’s Customized Approach to Cloud, Colocation, and IT Services Helps Modern Organizations Achieve Their Business Goals

Portland-based Opus Interactive has been providing clients colocation and cloud hosting solutions from Tier III+ datacenters across the US for more than 20 years. Today, under the leadership of CEO and majority owner Shannon Hulbert, the woman-owned business is working to unite people and technology through a customized, white-glove approach to web hosting solutions, server virtualization technology, and managed IT services. We sat down with […]

How IoT, Efficient Data Distribution, and Edge Computing are Fueling Change in the Datacenter Ecosystem

Billions of sensors are turning physical objects into internet connected devices and generating a demand for edge computing in the datacenter ecosystem. Devices that operate from a single sensor like a lightbulb controlled by a mobile app to a plethora of sensors that guide a driverless semi to millions of sensors that make up the infrastructure on a connected city. Gartner calculates that around 8.4 […]

Building the Business Case for Cloud Computing

Gartner predicts that the public cloud service market will grow to $383.3 billion by 2020. With cost to implement limited to setup and migration, the consumption-based pricing model for cloud computing can benefit the enterprise in a number of ways. Top benefits for cloud computing include; – Cost – Increased security – Improved agility, innovation and reliability Cost benefits The savings from cloud computing go […]

Evolution and Connectivity in the PNW Tech Industry

Panel discussion takeaways from regional experts representing JLL, Iovation, ScienceLogic, Opus Interactive, Infomart, and EdgeConnex.  End users demand seamless connectivity. New technologies are being adopted by the enterprise to streamline delivery of workloads, products, and services in the fastest, most efficient ways possible. Innovation bridges people, places, and things by incorporating everything from edge computing, to peering networks, to hybrid cloud, to hyperscale clouds, to […]

How Edge Computing, Transpacific Submarine Cables, and the New Administration are Disrupting the Data Center Industry

The last five years have seen significant change in connectivity and data expansion. As data accumulates, the market evolves to create faster, more efficient, ways to deliver seamless connectivity to meet demand. Market participants already feel a change in the air. Caprate’s 5th Annual Data Center Summit brought together hundreds interested in learning more about what’s on the horizon. Panelists from Facebook, Invest in Denmark, […]

What’s Fueling the Tech Revolution?

“An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator… these are NOT three separate devices! And we are calling it iPhone! Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone. And here it is.” – Steve Jobs In 2007, we were introduced to the first iPhone.  It created a tech revolution that changed the world as we knew it. Today, our lives are digital and analog, and […]

Cloud Hosting vs. Traditional Hosting

In an era of tight budgets many businesses, from enterprise level to small and medium sized business, are looking for efficient new ways to manage their web hosting needs. The hosting environment is changing, and some are now looking beyond traditional setups, and into the possibilities of cloud hosting. Traditional Hosting Traditional hosting comes mainly in two forms, dedicated and shared. With dedicated hosting, a […]

5 Advantages of Choosing a Dedicated Hosting Provider

Business large and small are faced with a wide range of options for hosting their website,  web application, or mail server. The most common option option is shared hosting, where a single server’s resources are shared by a number of different websites. But a company looking for more power and control may need a service provider who offers dedicated hosting. With dedicated hosting, a client […]

Benefits of Server Virtualization

Server virtualization is a method by which software is used to partition a single physical server into what appear to be multiple virtual machines. To the user, the virtual environment appears as if it it’s own standalone piece of hardware. In data centers and IT departments, this technology is used to better utilize server resources. Specific applications may require isolated environments or a different OS […]

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