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As we continue to embrace the reality that hybrid work is here to stay, data centers have remained a critical piece of the complex IT puzzle. However, as IT teams work to develop long-term hybrid IT infrastructure to focus on on-premise, cloud-based infrastructure, and hybrid cloud models, it’s important to not forget about colocation.
Today is International Data Center Day – a day dedicated to creating awareness of the data center industry and inspiring the next generation of talent! As New England’s largest and longest operating multi-tenant, mission-critical telecommunications and data center facility, we are proud to contribute to the success the industry has seen, with our proven track record of unparalleled performance and reliability.
While many of the wrinkles of the early remote work days have been ironed out, the pandemic has pushed businesses to rethink their infrastructure strategies completely. In addition to the downfalls of private, on-premise infrastructure, the challenges of cloud-only environments have also been widely observed. Instead, in an effort to find solutions that will support businesses regardless of the world landscape, organizations have started to evaluate options that ensure their infrastructure is always within reach, while successfully meeting the needs of the company.
One of the most common questions I get asked is something along the lines of, ‘how do we architect our network?’ Customers want to know what kind of devices they need in their network, what capabilities and speeds they should support, how do they ensure redundancy. It’s a loaded question, and my initial answer is always the same: it depends. It’s a great conversation starter, and one of the most interesting and enjoyable parts of my work.