Data Center

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.
Carrier neutrality is an important criterion for facility selection, but organizations should dig a bit deeper into the true diversity of the network capabilities of the facility they choose.
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.
In our most recent blog, we explored the growing trend of workload repatriation from the public cloud. Over the past decade of the cloud-first movement, organizations are learning that the “one cloud fits all” mentality rarely suits the operational and budget requirements of the modern enterprise. As the market matures and cloud services advance to meet evolving demands, hybrid models are emerging as an enterprise strategy of choice.
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.
As you may have seen from our recent blog post and on social media, Markley Group will be at this year’s Boston TechJam as an underwriting sponsor, and we couldn’t be more excited to see everyone next Thursday, June 13 at City Hall Plaza!
Next week, the Markley team will be sponsoring SIM Boston’s 18th Annual Michael P. Brooks Memorial Golf Outing on Wednesday, June 12.
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!
The other week, Boston was hit with its first snow storm of the season. It included snow, rain, and then more snow, and left the city slick with ice. And it’s probably no surprise that these types of conditions can make equipment maintenance all the more difficult, and power outages all the more likely.
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.
As everyone in the data center or colocation business knows, downtime can be costly – in terms of both money and customer loyalty. And as computing infrastructure becomes more interconnected, whether it is because of edge computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) or other factors, the cost of downtime is only going to rise.
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.
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.
Join Markley and NVIDIA on July 25, alongside local healthcare organizations and experts, to discuss how to apply deep learning in clinical settings, share ways to use your data to build intelligent tools that aid physicians and review best practices for getting started on new AI projects.
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.
In today’s business climate it is imperative that companies understand their data. If networks or systems go down and data is lost, businesses risk revenue loss, fines for non-compliance and more. Establishing a proper data storage, backup and recovery procedure has never been more important.
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.
In the face of extreme weather – such as blizzards, hurricanes, floods and more – picking the right data center and storage solution is imperative.
Thank you to our staff, partners and customers who have made 2017 a year worth celebrating.
Before we close the book on another year, it’s important to take a look back at the big trends that influenced the industry and use it to inform our strategy for how we approach the year ahead.
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.
We have some exciting news to share - Markley is pleased to announce that we've been selected by's Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide AWS Direct Connect!
Do you accept downtime at your data center as a “normal” cost of doing business? What about an outage, or, even worse, a fire?
Last week we launched our first-of-its kind supercomputing-as-a-service solution with the world’s leading supercomputer company, Cray. As we were working with them to develop the offering we knew we were on to something that could be a game-changer for lots of companies – and the media agreed!
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!
Despite the late winter storm that rolled through Boston and much of the East Coast this month, Spring has sprung. For organizations, this is an opportune time to take stock of existing data assets, examine cloud and physical storage solutions, and establish or refresh your disaster recovery plan. By regularly re-evaluating your data storage plan, you can ensure your business and employees are operating as effectively as possible.
The technology skills gap – it’s a topic being discussed by almost every technology company and leader today, and a challenge that many are finding very difficult to overcome. And with the advancements in data storage, cloud computing, IoT, mobility and more, IT has emerged as one of the top technology areas struggling to tackle its talent challenges.
With the Big Game on the horizon, it got us to thinking about what business lessons could be learned from what it took for both New England and Atlanta to rise above the rest of the competition this season. The common thread? Preparation.
It’s that time of year again, when the cold, winter season is upon us. During the winter months, many employees step away from work obligations to escape to warmer weather or ski-getaways with family and friends. With winter in full-swing, it’s important for organizations to prepare for when staff will be out of the office or working remotely – as you never know when something will occur at the office – such as a power outage – leaving the remaining skeleton crew to scramble and ensure problems can get resolved.