The New Norm: Predictions for Digital Post Pandemic Demand

As the planet continues to adapt to changes in response to the global health pandemic, unprecedented change continues to unfold. How it started: COVID launched accelerated adoption of cloud-based services across all sectors. In short, as social distancing guidelines emerged in response to the pandemic cloud became the way of the world. If your business wasn’t cloud-based, you very quickly found a way to deliver […]

How IT Modernization Initiatives are Impacting Federal Agencies

Driven by modernization, cyber, cloud, and AI, Government-wide IT spending across all agencies is projected to be $90.9B for FY2021. Agencies are undergoing the largest digital transformation in history and are faced with challenges like legacy infrastructure, growing data delivery needs, and navigating the complex web of solutions with a limited pool of trusted advisors. They are accomplishing this while also navigating social distance requirements […]

Connectivity: Bridging the Digital Divide in America

This brave new digital world we’re building every day requires a high-speed broadband connection. Many rural areas in the United States are unable to take advantage of digital services and capabilities that are an everyday part of life for urban residents – from running and growing a business to completing school assignments, applying for a job, accessing high-quality health care, keeping up with the news, […]

Unlocking the Secrets of the Hybrid Cloud

Right sizing and distributing workloads across a hybrid environment makes all the difference for performance, cost, security, and scale. But not every cloud is the right cloud and not every data center is the same. The secret to unlocking the hybrid cloud is understanding how the benefits of all available options in the mix can help you to more effectively deploy assets to where they […]

2019 Healthcare IT Trends

At the close of 2018, there were more than 16 million people working in healthcare – an estimated 11% of all jobs in the US economy. Industry growth and demand for new technologies and digital health tools that enable healthcare professionals to collaborate and engage patients in their own healthcare journey is also on the rise. Digital health tools that deliver a seamless healthcare experience […]

Satellite Constellations vs. Submarine Cables

Analysts from Gartner, 451 Research, and Forrester came together at PTC 2019 to share industry insights on trends for the year ahead. Long story short, all things submarine cables, connectivity, data centers, cloud, and constellations. Long story, long. This…. Everyone wants their own submarine cable. Datacenter and telecom players are exploring mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships to meet enterprise and hyper scale needs through connectivity and […]

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 […]

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