One of the reasons for the evolution from public- or private-only models is the growing realization that not everything fits neatly into a single, traditional deployment environment. Digital Realty’s Rick Moore, Senior Director of Global Cloud Services, explores how a hybrid cloud approach can help data centers operate efficiently without sacrificing security and management control.
The cloud has brought a new way of looking at scaling capacity and resiliency through availability zones (AZ). Cyxtera’s Randy Rowland explores why, when and how to apply the concept of availability zones to dedicated infrastructure in colocation.
As 2019 kicked off, data center industry followers were eager to learn about the top trends that will shape the industry this year. Popular reads for January also tracked moves by Google, Cologix, EdgeConnex, Equinix, Compass Data Centers and more.
One of the most compelling benefits of cloud connectivity is the ease with which businesses are able to tap into ever-evolving software, services and industry platforms. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, cloud interconnection expert Eric Ballard of Stream Data Centers discusses the shortcomings of legacy cloud solutions — and the advantages that innovative SDN partners can bring to cloud data centers and their customers.
After the early days of cloud computing, IT teams quickly turned to multi-cloud solutions that promised to meet multiple business needs, but multi-cloud solutions aren’t without their own challenges. The new report from Digital Realty explores a computing solution that tackles some of these challenges and connects private infrastructure over a dedicated connection accessing public cloud resources while bypassing the internet.
Although the commercial and operational advantages of hybrid IT are compelling, for financial services and healthcare organizations as well as enterprises that market their services to the government sector, security and regulatory compliance are non-negotiable. Mark Houpt, Chief Information Security Officer at DataBank, takes a look at key security and compliance factors when adopting a hybrid IT strategy for your business.
The three major cloud platforms – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google – continue to shift the data center landscape. Here’s a look back at the Big 3 in 2018.
2018 has been a big year for hyperscale computing, as the size and speed of deals for major cloud computing platforms and social networks continues to influence how the data center industry does business.
DCF’s Voices of the Industry columns provide expert insights from industry leaders. Here’s a look at the Top 10 Voices columns of 2018 focused on trends like renewable energy, IT security, and data center construction.
Frontier Spotlight November 2018 covers the latest movement in the Northern Virginia data center market, as well as closer looks at the economics of vertical data center design and Microsoft’s undersea data center.