Eight months into the pandemic, organizations are still establishing best practices for collaboration and connectivity with their increasingly dispersed workforce. Prior to transitioning fully remote, companies were comfortable tunneling all of their traffic from remote workers back through the VPN.
Over the past few years, it’s easy to see how much cloud computing has expanded and evolved. Every time we think we’ve reached peak adoption, new research comes out that shows us all there are still more companies just starting or planning to start their cloud computing journey.
If you read the 2020 technology predictions from Markley, you may have seen the one related to Zero Trust. In the year ahead, we predict that Zero Trust will pervade the internal network – meaning, data privacy and security concerns will impel the hardening of internal infrastructure, for example, to include data encryption both in-flight and at-rest. Further, hybrid architectures will force IT organizations to re-evaluate their concept of the 'internal network' and consider Internet-independent private network alternatives.
Building a next generation data center isn’t within reach for every company -- from cooling to maintenance to employing staff around the clock, sometimes the juice is simply not worth the squeeze. That’s where colocation comes in. Colocation can match and exceed your IT and business requirements without the significant upfront capital costs and long-term operating expenses.
We’re excited to once again be sponsoring the annual SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit to be held at Gillette Stadium next week. The Summit delivers a great day of networking, collaboration, and education for the region’s IT executives and professionals.
As we approach the halfway mark of 2019, colocation providers are gearing up to reel in even more business, as enterprises continue to rethink infrastructure, get rid of as much on-premises data center space as they can, and replace that on-prem data center space with cloud services and modern colocation facilities.
Next week, the Markley team will be sponsoring SIM Boston’s 18th Annual Michael P. Brooks Memorial Golf Outing on Wednesday, June 12.
It’s that time of year again and Markley is proud to return as an underwriting sponsor of the Boston CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards, alongside Akamai, Intellinet, Dell EMC and Red Hat. The event will take place Friday, June 7th at Westin Copley Place, with the Boston Business Journal as the event’s exclusive media sponsor. The awards will highlight the untold stories of local CIOs and how they are shaping their industries through technological innovation and strategic leadership.
On Thursday, May 16th, Markley will host BostonCIO’s next meeting at our One Summer Street facility to collaborate and exchange ideas; learn from peers; share best practices and experiences; recognize technology leadership excellence and more.
When it comes to core data center infrastructure, at some point every organization faces the same question, “To build or not to build?”
One of our favorite industry publications -- Data Center Knowledge -- featured a great read this week on how specialist data center providers make it hard to justify a dedicated enterprise build, and we couldn’t agree more!
At Markley Group, we understand the strategic IT and business benefits colocation can deliver. We understand the importance of being able to customize your suite and cage designs, the need for uninterruptible power and backup systems, including highly redundant cooling and UPS systems, and the benefit of being able to access vast connectivity resources with minimal or no capital costs.
Today’s enterprises understand that their IT infrastructure is an integral part of being able to stay competitive – data, applications and operations need to be as flexible, agile and secure as possible if organizations are going to deliver on the demands of employees, customers and shareholders.
Colocation is a strategy many companies are turning to due to its reliability, performance, security, scalability and reduced maintenance, not to mention the significant cost and space savings it provides. A recent market report conducted by Industry Data Analytics on the Global Data Center Colocation Market shows the popularity colocation strategies have enjoyed in recent years is not only going to continue, but accelerate in years to come.
The phrase “data is the new oil” is not new at all, but with continued advancements in digital transformation impacting the way businesses and consumers interact with one another, organizations are using more oil than ever to reach optimal engine performance.
It’s no surprise, cloud and IT outages can stop businesses in their tracks - that’s exactly what a new report from Lloyd and risk modeller AIR Worldwide demonstrates.
This week, Data Center Journal featured a great read outlining some of these in-house drawbacks, and making the case for the utilization of a colocation strategy.
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.
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!