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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

5 Reasons Why Health Care Needs IaaS

With health care providers relying on electronic health records (EHRs) and telemedicine to give patients the best care, databases at hospitals and medical centers are increasingly strained. The volume of data can be difficult to store, and its complexity makes it difficult to manage efficiently. HIPAA compliance regulations require that access to data be tightly … Read More

5 Ways Digitization Is Transforming Companies

Most of today’s companies are embracing digital transformation, but they have reached varying levels of digital maturity. Companies with the highest level of maturity will have created documented strategies for the transformation and gained the support of the C-suite for digital initiatives. In 2017, the IDC Worldwide Digital Transformation team predicted that worldwide spending on digital transformation will … 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

New Hampshire Judicial Branch Selects FirstLight as Key Internet and Data Center Provider

Court System Praises FirstLight for Exceptional Service Record and Offering Customized Solutions to Address Growing Network Requirements FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that the New Hampshire Judicial Branch has selected FirstLight to provide Internet and data center services for its system of 82 courts in 38 … Read More

5 Disaster Recovery Mistakes that Could Sink Your Business

Images of the devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma are stark reminders of the need for strong disaster recovery measures. Failing to adequately prepare for natural disasters, such as high winds and flooding, may mean months or years of recovery. Worse yet, many affected companies may never recover.  Natural disasters aside, episodes of major downtime from equipment failure, power outages, or human error are … Read More

Why the Cloud Is the Right Solution for Backup and Recovery

  Business continuity is the key to customer loyalty. When companies experience downtime, employees can’t be productive and customers don’t receive the support they require. Mission-critical applications cease working. Customers and clients lose confidence in you.   Your organization faces many challenges to business continuity, such as cyberthreats, equipment failure, employee negligence, and natural disasters. During an outage … Read More