Posted on October 31, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla
It is no secret that the world revolves around data. This data might take many forms, and for those people with child-like imaginations it might seem as if the data is floating by in the air just out of reach. However, the reality is far simpler: data needs to be stored somewhere, which has led to a boom in data center construction across the world. From micro-embedded data centers to submerged ocean data centers, companies are rapidly expanding their global data center portfolios. The question that remains is, "why?"
Posted on October 24, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla
Just a few years ago there were roughly 15 billion devices connected to the IoT, or "Internet of Things". By 2020, that number is expected to grow to 30.7 billion - representing about $1.29 trillion across all markets. Countless products - from industrial sensors, workspace management applications, to wearable devices - are all connected to the Internet, and to each other. This is allowing them to create and share valuable data every second of the day.
For business leaders, this is cause for celebration - to an extent. While it's true that IoT as a concept brings powerful benefits in terms of productivity, efficiency and cost savings, it also brings with it its fair share of challenges. These challenges often lead to projects stalling out before they've even had a chance to begin.
In this blog post, we’ll go into detail about the top three challenges you are most likely to face when beginning an IoT implementation - and how to address them in the most effective ways.
Posted on October 16, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla
A Rack Power Distribution Unit (PDU) is exactly what it sounds like. In layman's terms, a PDU is a device that is fitted with numerous outlets. Each outlet distributes electric power to storage devices, networking equipment, and servers within the cabinets or racks of a data center. However, it is important to note that not all PDUs are created equally.
Posted on October 8, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla
The Dominion KX III is an enterprise level KVM-over-IP switch that offers the ultimate solution for increasing productivity, enhancing security, avoiding unnecessary travel to offsite locations, and supporting higher uptime for your equipment. What makes the Dominion KX III so great? In addition to the aforementioned benefits, this unique Raritan product can provide remote management for 8, 16, 32, or 64 servers via a single switch. This capacity coupled with its ability to provide 1, 2, 4, or 8 users with BIOS-level remote management makes it the ideal choice for both general computer and dynamic broadcast applications.
Posted on August 30, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla
Data breaches are nothing new. Unfortunately, they are unwanted events that wreak havoc on North American organizations across industries. As discussed in Part 1 of our series, these breaches constitute a theft of an individual's personal or confidential information, including name, Social Security number, financial data, medical record, or credit card information. While the cost of data breaches can vary, one thing is certain: some industries are at a higher peril than others.