In a recent post, we talked about the ten strangest data center outages. Modern data centers are very secure, but there are a handful of examples (like a squirrel taking out a Yahoo! data center by chewing through cable) of strange outages that sound too strange to be true.
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As companies grow and scale, it’s nearly a forgone conclusion that they’re going to need more data center capacity. Companies across a variety of industries—from healthcare, to financial services, to retail, and everything in between—are all amassing large quantities of data and evolving… Read More
The Digital ‘Divide’
In today’s digital age, professionals are inundated on a daily basis with new communications technologies and different ways of digital interaction. Many of our face-to-face meetings have been replaced by video or phone conferences, email and text messages, or FAQ… Read More
For the 5th time, Telx has made the Inc. list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
With current estimates showing that there are around 6,000,000 private companies in the United States, that places Telx in the top one-hundredth of a percent of the nation’s companies. As… Read More
Enterprise mobile apps may very well be the next big thing in the app world. Although their value for consumers has been known for some time now, apps are starting to take off with bigger companies, too. A report from earlier this year found that 48% of companies deploy 1 to 10 apps for… Read More
Few industries these days are seeing as much rapid change as the financial services sector. Thanks to a rise in mobile payments, new banking technology, and increasing security needs that come along with the 21st century consumer (among a multitude of other factors), financial services is… Read More
Until very recently, businesses planned for “disaster recovery,” or how to recover after a disaster or an unplanned interruption of service. But due both to new types of technology that weren’t as prevalent before—from cloud computing to virtualization and data replication—and because of… Read More
Here at Telx, we never get tired of talking about data centers. But if a new trend holds, we may soon all be calling them data bunkers.
Rather than build new structures on the earth’s surface, some companies are looking into housing data center facilities below ground.
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Here at Telx, we think it’s safe to assume that most end users probably don’t think about what’s happening behind the scenes when they access the internet or tap into their data in the cloud. That’s the case with many enterprise users, too. Most people just want their data to be… Read More
The National Climatic Data Center recently put together an interesting map. Using 1981-2010 U.S. Climate Normals, the NCDC mapped the warmest days of the year in the contiguous United States.
On top of being a fascinating use of big data—the map used thousands upon thousands of data… Read More
Data centers are, in a word, massive.
Across all of our data centers, millions of square feet, hundreds of telecom carriers, tens of thousands of cross connects, and millions of miles of fiber connecting dozens of operating suites—all with different rules and regulations—make… Read More
If you’ve been reading our blog over the last few weeks, you’re probably familiar with our newest facility, NYC3.
NYC3 is Telx’s third New York City based data center, and in addition to contributing to the already great levels of service and connectivity you’ve come to expect from… Read More
For better or worse, 90 percent of all the world’s data has been generated over the past two years, in large thanks to the Internet of Things and the startling emergence of mainstream Big Data.
For a long time, no one was really sure of how to use that data. In fact, many people and… Read More
A new article from MIT News recently drew attention to what could end up being big news for the data center services world. A new MIT system, called Fastpass, could reduce data-transmission delays across server farms by 99.6 percent (yes, you read that correctly).
Currently, data… Read More