Organizations are increasingly digital. Not only do they have data stored on on-premise infrastructure, but more often than not, they’re operating across public and private cloud and working with multiple service providers. While this complexity is advancing how organizations do business, it also makes networks that much more susceptible to downtime – whether that’s because of human error or security issues.
It is no secret that Marvel’s Avengers movies do well in the box office; in fact, the latest movie, Avengers: Infinity War, just broke two billion in the global box office. However, Avengers: Infinity War is not the most recent Marvel movie to hit the big screen. Deadpool 2 will likely do just as well as the first Deadpool movie, which hit $783.1 million in the box office. Ant Man and the Wasp just hit theatres in the month of July. Much like everybody else, here at Markley, we can not get enough of these heroes, and the new mural at One Summer Street proves it.
We often talk about disaster recovery in terms of weather events, like hurricane season or a severe blizzard. Yet, that’s not the only time companies may find themselves in need of a disaster recovery plan – including during a cyberattack or a fluke accident that leaves equipment without power.
We’ve all heard the modern refrain: “Every company is a technology company.” And IT outages that stop businesses are one of the strongest proof points to that argument. Take the latest airline IT outage – this time impacting Canada-based airline WestJet – when network downtime delayed dozens of flights and stranded travelers for hours. Airlines are just one example of how companies that have never been considered “technology” companies need to operate as if they are, working to achieve the necessary always-on and always-available mindset.
The benefits of colocation are well known – and organizations are continually drawn to this model for an easier, cost effective data storage solution. As such, colocation has been seeing tremendous growth in the market, and will continue to do so, according to a new report from Vertiv.
How would your business remain up-and-running if your critical applications and information were stuck in a battle between giant robots and undead pirates?
Every year when Spring arrives, the team here at Markley Group looks forward to the good weather, brushing off the winter chill with some IT spring cleaning, and starting anew. But Spring also means something else, especially to a proud sports town like Boston – the start of baseball season!