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Best Practices for Transforming Legacy Data Centers into Next-Gen Facilities

Growth in Data Center Outsourcing Powering Creative New Approaches to Colocation Demand for outsourced data center and IT infrastructure services continues to expand.  Increasing complexity combined with a shortage of internal expertise has enterprises acknowledging the need to focus on their core business and let outsourcing experts provide IT solutions that improve performance and lower…

Guide to Buying: Colocation

VP of Product Management, Mike Frank, outlines the key considerations and questions to ask when choosing a data center provider. As a veteran product leader specializing in data center colocation, Mike has participated in the design of a myriad of unique colocation solutions deployed in hundreds of different data centers by enterprise and government organizations….

Best Practices for Transforming Legacy Data Centers into Next-Gen Facilities

Growth in Data Center Outsourcing Powering Creative New Approaches to Colocation Demand for outsourced data center and IT infrastructure services continues to expand.  Increasing complexity, combined with a shortage of internal expertise, has enterprises acknowledging the need to focus on their core business and let outsourcing experts provide IT solutions that improve performance and lower…

Chicago’s unseen tapestry of
business ecosystems and the data centers that serve them

Q&A with Bill Winsininski Co-founder and Managing Partner at Cofluence LLC Q: In terms of data centers, how does Chicago compare to other US markets? A: First and foremost, Chicago, from a location standpoint, is very simple. There are two airports. It is easy to get here. It has relatively low risk of natural disaster,…

451 Research: Looking at the Chicago data center market

451 Research provides their insight into Element Critical’s two acquisitions in the Chicago suburb of Wood Dale, Illinois. Read their take below:451 Research provides their insight into Element Critical’s two acquisitions in the Chicago suburb of Wood Dale, Illinois. Read their take below:

How Your Data Center Partner Connects You with Advanced Services

Let’s start here… the cloud can be a powerful tool to leverage in your business. In fact, working with cloud providers is a great way to deliver some of the most advanced services out there. For example, cognitive systems. According to IDC, cognitive systems can greatly step up the frequency, flexibility, and immediacy of data analysis…

State of the Data Center: Data-Driven Services

Over the past few years, a major trend has been emerging among pretty much every industry out there. I’m sure you’ve heard of the ‘digital revolution.’ However, at the heart of this movement is data. In fact, we are actively in the midst of another ‘industrial revolution’ as we enter the age of the data-driven…

De-Commoditizing Data Center Solutions and Services

Our CTO, Jason Green, recently wrote an article for Data Center Frontier highlighting the need for decision makers in the IT industry to reevaluate the way they think about data centers.

A.I. Driving GPU-Powered Data Centers

A.I. is no longer a distant dream. It’s already changing many aspects of our lives including how we do business, raising customer expectations to unprecedented levels. Not long ago you were asked to deliver a “responsive” online customer experience that could meet buyer needs instantly. That was challenging enough. And now that you’ve almost mastered this…