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Growing is a part of life, whether it’s going through the inevitable aging process or expanding our measurements – both vertically and horizontally. Preparing for that growth isn’t always possible, but the business world has to be prepared for growth in order to be successful and sustainable. While this growth usually includes more customers and an expanded line of products, businesses have to deal with more digital data than ever before with the constant introduction of new technology.

CenturyLink Data Centers: Innovation by Example


Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

– Steve Jobs, IT entrepreneur and inventor

Innovations in technology often affect the direction of the digital world. About 15 years ago, smartphones were introduced to the mass market, and these days they are used by millions of consumers throughout the world. In fact, the sales of smartphones increased from a mere $3.8 million in 2005 to approximately $55 million this past year.

DCD Webscale: Big Data Decisions


According to IBM, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created globally every day. That’s quintillion, as in one thousand raised to the power of six (1018) or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000. It’s also the equivalent of 2,500,000 trillion. As large as the gross United States federal government debt is at approximately $19.3 trillion, that number doesn’t come anywhere close to the amount of data produced daily across the world.

Integrating IT Infrastructure to Meet Business Growth: Connecting the Dots through Colocation


As technology continues to evolve and businesses expand their operations into new markets, data requirements are rapidly growing, requiring more bandwidth and increased network speeds. In addition, the widespread adoption of big data has enabled businesses to more easily implement tools for business intelligence, precipitating the need for more storage for that data and a more comprehensive IT infrastructure.

The Evolution of EHRs: How One Health IT Company Dealt With All the Data


According to a report by MarketsandMarkets, the healthcare analytics market is expected to reach $18.7 Billion by 2020. Part of this growth can be attributed to healthcare mandates from the U.S. government like the 2009 HITECH Act, which was designed to persuade healthcare providers to utilize certified electronic health records (EHRs) to improve patient care.

Neatness Counts! Structured Cabling Keeps Your IT House in Order


Neatness counts: It’s one of the first things we learn as children. Whether drawing a picture or delivering a presentation, the power of keeping things orderly and in place has its benefits.  And what was stressed then still holds true today – especially given the business-critical nature of today’s data center.

Keep Your Cool: Dispelling the Myths of Data Center Temperatures


Ever since the first automobile rolled off the assembly line, people have had a fascination with the auto industry. Beyond the look and feel of the car itself, much of this interest focuses on performance – and how the vehicle runs in all sorts of conditions. I think you could apply a lot of what goes on within that industry to data centers and temperature control.

Telecom Exchange NYC 2016: The Future of Fiber Optics


The United States is at the forefront of many emerging technologies and important scientific research. However, we’re still falling behind in other areas, one of which is the utilization of fiber optics by businesses. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), fiber optic usage in the U.S. ranks a lowly 18th of developed countries at 9.4 percent.