Entries by CAPS

Seven Alerts for Colocation

Colocation data centers provide tenants with high availability, secure infrastructure hosting. They do this by leveraging investments in redundant power, environmental, networking, and security systems. Continuous monitoring of key parameters is critical to assure data centers function properly. Alerts are generated in real-time whenever a threshold is exceeded. Though there are many conditions that can […]

Data Backup in Connecticut – Just Right

Reliable offsite data backup and restoral is essential to respond quickly to potential disruptions. Whether online data is compromised by Ransomware or something else, the ability to recover a current clean copy is the key to minimizing costly business interruptions. Backup as a Service (BaaS) is popular for organizations looking to ensure they can recover […]

Late Night at a Connecticut Data Center

We often get questions at cocktail parties when people find out we work at a data center. They may ask us to explain colocation or to discuss the difference between a Private Cloud and the Public Cloud. The best offsite data backup practices are another popular topic. However, sometimes questions come from a darker place- […]

How Data Centers Handle Heat

July is usually the hottest month of the year in Connecticut, so this is a good time to consider how data centers cope with elevated temperatures. Heat is a byproduct of the power provided to servers and other IT systems at a data center. Effective heat management is essential because excessive heat can damage these […]

Bandwidth, Public Cloud, and Colocation

Colocation, Public Cloud, and Private Cloud are the three primary alternatives to hosting IT infrastructure on premises. Internet bandwidth availability and price is one of the most crucial factors to consider when determining where to locate IT systems. Bandwidth is the capacity of a communications circuit to transmit data. It is typically expressed in Megabits […]

Colocation Provides a Bridge to WFH

Colocation has been an important IT infrastructure option for decades. Recently, as a direct response to the COVID pandemic, there is a new reason to use colocation. COVID forced many employees to Work From Home (WFH) over the past 2 years. As WFH became more accepted, another use case for colocation has been identified. The […]

High Level Colocation in Connecticut

What are the most important factors to consider when choosing a colocation service provider? Here is a short list- Redundant power Reliable air conditioning to control temperature and humidity levels Resilient internet connectivity with automatic failover Advanced security systems Remote Hands services Convenient location Location and Cost Drive Colocation Selection Power with back-ups, multiple environmental […]

Colocation is to Apartment as Public Cloud is to Hotel

The dictionary defines colocation as when two or more things are located together. When the term is used with respect to IT infrastructure, most IT professionals know we are talking about specific data center services. A colocation facility is a data center where multiple clients can move their servers and other equipment to improve availability, […]

For Predictability Choose Colocation

Senior management does not like surprises; especially budget overruns. That is why colocation is so appealing to CIO’s and CTO’s at small and medium sized businesses. Recognition that the Public Cloud can be more expensive than colocation is causing some organizations to repatriate workloads. The inability to accurately predict monthly expenses is another reason companies […]

Puzzled About Where to Put Hybrid Cloud Workloads?

Hybrid Cloud is fast becoming the data architecture of choice. Hybrid Clouds incorporate a mix of on-premises, colocation, Public Cloud, and Private Cloud resources. Using orchestration software and networking, a flexible, optimized architecture can be built. Characteristics of Public and Private Clouds Public Cloud services such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud offer flexibility […]