On May 28th, the EU will introduce strict new privacy laws. The GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation) is intended to increase privacy protection for everyone in the EU, including non-citizens who travel to EU countries. Because the new regulations are so much stricter than the previous EU privacy regime, it’s almost certain that US… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Colocation
The SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) model has transformed the way we think about delivering applications and services. Consumer and enterprise applications routinely use the web platform to create flexible interfaces powered by API-delivered backend data services, often improving the quality, security, and user experience of applications.
A lot of (digital) ink has been spilled debating the relative merits of Windows Server and Linux as server operating systems. There are many differences, but both are capable operating systems that meet the requirements of a business deploying colocated servers. But, a choice has to be made, so let’s have a look at some… Read more »
With so many options for web hosting, it can be difficult to figure out which solution is best for your website. You’ll want to think about factors like budget, the amount of control over your server that you’d like to have, and your own technical skills. It ultimately comes down to what’s best for your… Read more »
When choosing a colocation data center provider, there are many factors to consider, including connectivity, reputation, services, support, and cost. But one of the most important is location — where the data center is in the world. Location is central not just because location itself matters, but because location has an impact on many of… Read more »
In the modern corporate environment, almost no one wants to build and manage a data center. With very few exceptions, building a data center is not economical and the results rarely meet the standards of the best data centers in the world, which is why so many companies turn to colocation data centers to house… Read more »
In a recent article, I argued that when IT deployments reach a certain size, colocation is the most cost-effective infrastructure option. Supporting that argument is a new report from 451 Research, which shows that private clouds often have a lower total cost of ownership than public cloud platforms. A private cloud is a cloud platform… Read more »
The number of server hosting options available to businesses seems to multiply by the day, but behind the marketing fluff there are really only a few options worth considering: on-premises, cloud, colocation, and dedicated server plans. Each has its place, but I’d like to take a closer look at the types of organization that choose… Read more »
The colocation industry is home to a vast range of vendors with wildly varying capabilities. At the bottom end of the market, all it takes is the room, power, and bandwidth to house a few servers and keep them connected to the internet most of the time. At the top end of the market are… Read more »
Incremental back-ups hosted on secure colocated servers are the best defense against ransomware attacks like those that hit healthcare operations across Europe last month. Without isolated, verified back-ups in a secure data center, there’s little an organization can do if its data is lost to a ransomware attack.