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What to Look for in a Cloud Provider

Many providers seem to have some skin in the cloud game these days. Navigating this crowded market can be tricky. The web-scale cloud providers all claim to be the best. These cloud giants dominate the field, with the leading provider consistently capturing a third of the total cloud market. However, these high-profile cloud providers are … Read More

5 Benefits of Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

Lately, natural disasters seem to be featured regularly in the news. From volcano eruptions in Hawaii to wildfires in California and flooding on the East Coast, every part of the U.S. is being affected. These natural disasters are stark reminders that designing and implementing a formal disaster recovery plan is crucial for companies. Despite these … Read More

5 Trends Driving Connectivity

Connectivity keeps information moving between a company’s platforms, applications, and databases. The network that a business uses to achieve connectivity acts as a circulatory system, keeping mission-critical data coursing along so the company stays alive and thriving. Beyond basic operations, connectivity creates opportunities to transform the way organizations do business. Today, many technology and business … Read More

Why Manufacturing Needs the Cloud

The manufacturing industry is undergoing a transition toward smart manufacturing. In smart manufacturing, business processes have become digitized. For example, companies rely on machine-to-machine communication through the internet of things (IoT) to make important decisions, maintain equipment, and monitor supply chains. As manufacturers increasingly turn to IoT, robotization, and other innovative technologies, the cloud is … Read More

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

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

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