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What the Northeast Needs For Disaster Recovery

Sometimes, March comes in like a lion and goes out like one, too. Winter isn’t over yet simply because the calendar says it’s spring. Even well into March and April, the Northeast often encounters severe wintery weather. For example, Winter Storm Stella hit in March 2017, bringing hurricane-force winds and up to 2 feet of … Read More

How IT Infrastructure Is Evolving

Back in the technological Stone Age, IT environments were siloed. Companies were forced to make decisions based on incomplete data because a comprehensive view couldn’t be accessed across the business. Meeting capacity needs was a guessing game. Afraid of falling short on workload needs, IT leaders over-provisioned, leaving many servers idle. Provisioning hardware and software … Read More

Why Backup and Recovery Is Vital to Your Business

As much as companies would like to prevent every risk to their on-prem data centers, traumatic incidents are unavoidable. Equipment fails, employees make mistakes, hackers breach your defenses, and natural disasters hit. When an incident can’t be predicted or prevented, a strong backup and recovery solution is your only chance to restore operations and regain the information you need to make decisions. For this reason, companies can’t … Read More

What to Expect from Our Finger Lakes Acquisition

In 2017, a lot of exciting changes happened at FirstLight. Mergers with Oxford Networks and Sovernet Communications have enabled us to add to our already extensive fiber optic network, making us one of the leading fiber-based providers in the Northeast. The New Year kicks off with our customers benefitting from the integration of Finger Lakes … Read More

Top 5 Technology Trends for 2018

It’s the start of the new year, and companies want to get a jump on the hot technology trends that are about to emerge. Technology trends create new challenges for IT infrastructure by placing additional demands on storage and networking. To prepare for and meet these challenges, companies need to start rethinking their approach to … Read More

5 Signs Your Backup and Recovery Solution Needs Help

How confident is your business in its backup and recovery solution? Many companies set up their backup and recovery strategy and simply put faith in its ability to work in the event of an outage.  Most companies treat backup and recovery like an umbrella: they only think about it when it rains. The 2016 State of … Read More

How Infrastructure as a Service Has Evolved

The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market is booming. WhaTech predicted that the IaaS market will rise to $56.05 billion by 2020, at an annual growth rate of 29%. This is a huge leap from the $15.79 billion figured in 2015. Market drivers include traditional benefits such as cost savings, reduced administrative burden, and increased scalability. However, … Read More