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The Rise of DevOps

  In an enterprise climate where speed and scalability are key, traditional IT models are challenged to keep up with modern organizational, network and end-user requirements. On top of this challenge, siloing software development and IT teams can hinder progress, dilute results and prevent each department from having a strategic …

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EdgeConnex Pushes Edge, Cloud Ecosystems Get Smarter

EdgeConnex recently took a major leap forward toward its goal of improving the Internet experience. The edge data center provider has long hung its hat on pushing the edge of the Internet into cities like Santa Clara and Sacramento, enabling vendors to offer more affordable, better quality and higher-speed services …

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Are IT Departments Serving the Right Master?

Factors like business growth, user demands and technology innovation often drive IT decision-makers to choose between two different workloads: factory responsibilities and enablement initiatives. Enablement initiatives like strategizing how to boost performance, improve efficiencies and optimize ROI over the long term are essential to driving business and increasing profit, but …

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How Mid-Sized Businesses Plug into Enterprise-Level Services

                                It’s no secret the cloud has potential to be the great equalizer, but are all companies realizing the same benefit? Without the right approach to cloud, small- and mid-sized businesses may still come up …

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Chicago Adds Another Data Center

One of the biggest data center owners in America is investing in Chicago’s Franklin Park-area for a second time. Digital Realty Trust Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, has purchased a former Motorola headquarters in the western-Chicago suburb with an eye on turning the nearly 20-acre site into a data center. …

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Lightower Fiber Networks Poised for Sale

The consolidation of the fiber market continues. Lightower Fiber Networks, with a fiber footprint in Chicago and the northeast, may be exploring a potential sale. According to a brief report from CTFN, Level 3 and Zayo are rumored to have an interest. News of the Lightower sale comes on the …

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Telecommunications Billing: The Story Behind Surcharges

Price compression and competition in the telecom market has created many opportunities for enterprises. Not only are telecom providers vying to provide the lowest prices possible, but they’re also working to improve bandwidth, latency and options to provide the best products on the market. But the drive to decrease costs …

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Internet Exchanges Go Local

Most people have experienced the video content “spinning wheel of death” – the moment when would-be viewers go from watching their favorite video to turning off their media streaming service. It may be a major annoyance for consumers, but enterprises are also keenly aware of the huge effect latency can …

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What’s Moving to the Cloud

Applications are on the Move! It’s been interesting to watch the fast evolution of the cloud, which is now more than a lightweight program platform. Companies use cloud resources to host mission-critical apps. The change isn’t unexpected – the high adoption rates and deployment creativity just came quickly. Most people …

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The Most Overused Word in IT

Cloud: The Most Overused Word in IT by Michael Murphy Despite its rise in techie vernacular and even pop culture, “the cloud” is not a one-size-fits-all solution to data management and applications. The right solution for any company is always what works best for their particular requirements. With $13 billion …