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What Not Having a Disaster Recovery Plan Could Cost You

Downtime after a natural disaster, major equipment failure, or even human error negatively impacts your bottom line. Statista found that downtime could cost some companies more than $5 million per hour. Why is downtime so costly? It’s unpredictable. A business interruption may last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks — or even … Read More

5 Things You Should Know About DR But Were Afraid to Ask

Some companies have a dirty little secret. They lack an adequate disaster recovery (DR) plan. Medical software developer Dr. First conducted a DR preparedness survey that revealed that only 29% of healthcare organizations have a comprehensive DR plan in place. Operating with a flawed or limited DR plan is like playing with fire. According to … Read More

5 Reasons Why the Cloud Is Ideal for Manufacturers

The manufacturing industry is embracing cloud computing. According to the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Manufacturing 2018 Predictions, by 2020, 75% of manufacturers will be using cloud models and services designed for the industry. Why are manufacturers turning to the cloud? Like businesses in other industries, manufacturers are undergoing a digital transformation. Manufacturers realize that the data … Read More

FirstLight Enhances Service Portfolio with  Addition of a Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Solution

Albany, NY – June 24, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, announced today the latest addition to its comprehensive portfolio of fiber-based services: Veeam-Powered Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). FirstLight’s cloud portfolio already boasts an impressive … Read More

Champlain Cable Selects FirstLight for Internet and Cloud

Albany, NY – June 11, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud, and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast,  announced today that Champlain Cable has selected FirstLight to upgrade its high-speed fiber Internet service and provide cloud solutions. Champlain Cable is a manufacturer of high-performance … Read More

FirstLight Expands Relationship with Albany Times Union Center

New Internet Service Will Elevate Connectivity Solutions and Support Convention Center Operations and Events Albany, NY – May 7, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud, and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, announced today that it has expanded its relationship with the Albany Times … Read More

FirstLight Extends Fiber Network and Enhances Capabilities in Maine

Implements plans for additional expansion to support Maine’s growing bandwidth needs Albany, NY – May 1, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud, and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast,  announced today new fiber builds and product introductions throughout the state of Maine. FirstLight has … Read More