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 […]

7 Steps to Building Your Business Continuity Strategy

Business happens online. So what happens when the network goes down? An effective backup strategy isn’t just a best practice, it can mean the difference between business continuity and closing the doors. Estimates of downtime costs vary, from $500/hr for a business with a few employees sitting idle, to $100,000/hr when loss impacts customer transactions, business logistics, etc. Gartner reports that, on average, downtime costs […]

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 […]

6 Advantages of Colocation for Your Business

Colocation is a hosting option utilized for businesses of all sizes for a variety of reasons.  Small businesses can obtain needed features of a large IT department without the capital investment. Medium to large sized enterprises can expand their infrastructure capacity without undertaking costly construction or facility leasing. Colocation allows you to store your equipment in a cabinet located in a secure data center with […]

9 Reasons Companies Choose Colocation

More and more companies are moving network and server operations offsite to free up space and budget. Companies that choose colocation generally have the staffing, skills and IT strategy to design and maintain their own environments. Colocation offers them the benefits of having and controlling their own servers, storage and network so that they can manage costs and tune performance. IT departments that choose colocation […]

3 Cloud Migration Resources to Make Your Life Easy

Cloud computing offers organizations a cost-effective approach to agile, flexible and dynamic IT management. The cloud computing industry has achieved phenomenal growth as more and more companies are taking steps to move operations to the cloud. Forbes’ roundup of cloud computing growth forecasts predicts that cloud computing is projected to increase from $67B in 2015 to $162B in 2020 attaining a CAGR of 19%. Cloud […]

Comparing Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Windows Azure and VMware Cloud Services

The public cloud services market is booming with innovation and demand. Researchers predict that Amazon Web Services (AWS) will reach $43B in revenue, and be 8.2% of all cloud spending by 2022. “The continued growth of the cloud services market will result from the adoption of cloud services for production systems and workloads, in addition to the development and testing scenarios that have led as […]

IaaS vs. PaaS: Understanding the Differences

You’ve probably read the stats, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) will achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41.3% and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) will achieve 27.7%, through 2016. But what does that mean for your company, and how do you determine which service would be the best fit for you?   Whether IaaS or PaaS is right for an organization depends on many factors, including budget and the […]

8 Cloud Computing Predictions for 2014

Gartner predicted that 2013 would be a year of growth and they were spot on. And, since all 5 of our predictions for 2013 came to pass as well, we’ve decided to give it another go for 2014.   Prediction #1: IT Gets Top Dog Status For years, the IT group has been the forgotten department. But this year, more than ever, enterprises will begin […]