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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

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

What Financial Institutions Need From Disaster Recovery

Financial organizations face unique challenges when developing disaster recovery strategies. Most organizations have an enterprise continuity plan (ECP) that includes disaster recovery. Unlike in other industries, having an effective disaster recovery plan is a requirement in finance. The Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC) issued requirements in 2015 that were influenced by the effect that … Read More

5 Factors Driving the Colocation Market

The colocation market is thriving and shows the potential for future growth. Researchers at MarketsandMarkets have anticipated that the colocation market will almost double from the $31.52 billion recorded in 2017 to $62.30 billion in 2022. It’s understandable that some businesses would choose to move their production or backup environment into a third party data center. In … 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

What to Look for in a Colocation Facility

The colocation market is growing by leaps and bounds. Gartner predicted that spending on colocation would rise to $74.5 billion by 2020, a substantial increase from the $53.9 billion reported in 2016. Companies are embracing colocation as an alternative to on-site data centers because they want to avoid the expense, time, and labor that maintaining and supporting … Read More