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Should You Choose Colocation or the Cloud?

Maintaining an on-premises data center can be a burden on companies. Organizations need to budget for the capital expenses of housing and provisioning hardware as well as the ongoing operating costs. The 2016 Data Center Industry Survey found that 50% of IT budgets are shrinking. When companies operate a data center on-site, it can be difficult to … Read More

The Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association’s 2018 NYC Summit

Members of FirstLight’s executive team will be in attendance. We hope to see you there! When:  Thursday, September 6th Where: Convene NYC | 151 West 42nd Street, 4th floor, New York, NY For more information on this event or to register, please visit the NEDAS website by clicking here.

The Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association

Members of FirstLight’s executive team will be in attendance. We hope to see you there! When:  Wednesday, July 18th Where: District Hall,  75 Northern Ave, Boston, MA For more information on this event or to register, please visit the NEDAS website by clicking here.

5 Cloud Computing Trends to Watch

In a surprisingly short amount of time, cloud computing has gone from being novel to commonplace. Today, almost every company uses cloud in some capacity. Even the general public has become familiar with the cloud through popular applications including Netflix and I-Tunes. As the cloud has gained acceptance, the ways of using it have evolved … Read More

Why Connectivity Is a Key Feature of a Colocation

Companies may move their data centers to a colocation site to save money or to outsource management and maintenance tasks. An ideal colocation provides affordable rack space, energy, and cooling for servers in a secure, state-of-the-art facility. While all these advantages are strong reasons for moving to a colocation, bandwidth and other connectivity issues can … Read More

FirstLight Provides Cloud Communications to Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS)

FirstLight Offers Seamless Rollout of New Services LRCS Albany, NY – June 5, 2018 – FirstLight, a provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, announced today a new relationship with Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS).  LRCS is a nonprofit, comprehensive family support agency … Read More

How the Cloud Contributes to Health Care

In the era of electronic health records (EHRs), medical institutions must find ways to store, transmit, process, and protect large volumes of data. Medical data is often complex and unstructured, containing doctors’ notes and image files created during scans. Information must be stored for a long time in archives so that doctors can have access … Read More