Entries by CAPS

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 […]

Colocation Mitigates Connecticut’s IT Staff Shortages

As the Pandemic subsides, Connecticut businesses are struggling to find workers. Information technology personnel are especially scarce in the Nutmeg State. Fortunately, colocation services can   help address these shortages. Hard to Find and Retain Workers in Connecticut A recent survey conducted by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association found 81% of employers in Connecticut said […]

Questions About Connecticut’s New Cybersecurity Law

Did you know Connecticut enacted a new cybersecurity law this month? Connecticut joined Ohio and Utah as one of just three states with legislation providing Safe Harbor protection against punitive damages when companies are sued for the consequences of a cyber breach. Connecticut Public Act No. 21-119 went into effect on October 1st. Titled “An […]

Colocation is More Secure Than the Public Cloud

Public Cloud services offer flexibility and scalability. However, Public Cloud security challenges are real. In most cases colocation offers a more secure environment. A recent survey by Proofpoint of over 600 organizations revealed the following troubling responses- 72% of the respondents said moving to the Cloud coupled with more mobile workforces has introduced new security […]

Servers Are Getting Hotter But Colocation is Cool

The dog days of summer are upon us. This season reminds us of the critical importance of data center air conditioning systems. Though intense summer heat puts server rack cooling systems to the test, protecting against rising cabinet temperatures is no longer a problem restricted to the summer. As the power densities in server racks […]

Colocation Relieves Connecticut’s IT Support Shortage

Connecticut suffers from an acute shortage of IT support personnel. It is hard to find and retain skilled engineers anywhere in the country. It is especially difficult here due to our high cost of living. Though many companies outsource IT support to Managed Service Providers, MSPs also struggle to hire capable and affordable technical talent. […]

Data Backup Helps Company Grow

Private Cloud Data Backup Artificial Intelligence and other technology have made it possible for a company in a mature industry (farming) to generate rapid growth. Applying advanced technology has improved product quality, saved money, and reduced time to market. To support its expansion, the company partnered with Blue Hill/CAPS to implement a secure Private Cloud […]

Backup to a Data Center Instead of the Cloud

Offsite Data Backup is Required The need to backup data to an offsite location is undeniable. Ransomware and other cyber attacks are increasing dramatically. Creating timely backups that can be restored quickly is one of the only ways to minimize the potentially devastating effects of a data breach. These backups must be made frequently and […]

Shelton is the Center of Connecticut’s Colocation Universe

Colocation is booming these days.  Moving IT infrastructure to a secure high availability data center with multiple internet service options assists Hybrid Cloud initiatives and mitigates Work From Home / Remote Work challenges. The value of colocation depends, to a large degree, on the location of the facility. The data center must be far enough […]