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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

Channel Partner Expo: Reflections & What’s to Come

In reflecting on another very successful Channel Partners show in Las Vegas a couple of things occurred to me. First, it’s the best time to be in channel sales, the channel is simply emerging at an incredible rate. Second, as different technologies come to the forefront, there is still one key thing that everyone needs. … Read More

FirstLight’s Services Enhance Connectivity for Saratoga Springs School District

FirstLight’s Low Latency Internet and High-Quality Voice Services Provide the Foundation to Support School’s E-Learning Initiatives Albany, NY – May 15, 2018 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that the Saratoga Springs School District in Saratoga, NY, has selected FirstLight to provide high-speed, dedicated Internet and … Read More

Why Unified Communications Makes Sense for K through 12

Unified communications is typically thought of as an environment used for efficient employee collaboration. Workers can use a variety of communication tools and file sharing capabilities to work on projects anytime, from anywhere. However, unified communications also helps students participate in personalized learning initiatives. The trend toward personalized learning is gaining momentum. According to KnowledgeWorks, advocates … Read More

FirstLight: Fiber-Powered Holistic Data Center Solutions

Data centers have undoubtedly put an end to the storage woes of a myriad of enterprises over the years. However, considering exponential data growth, constantly spiraling maintenance costs, and energy dissipation, decision makers are in pursuit of a dynamic data center solution that seamlessly adapts to the changes. Data center solution providers are striving each … Read More

Newly Expanded Tri State Area Federal Credit Union Chooses FirstLight

FirstLight’s Fiber Optic Internet and Voice to Serve Bennington, VT Location Albany, NY – April 19, 2018 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that Tri State Area Federal Credit Union, formerly Hoosick Federal Credit Union, has selected FirstLight for Internet and Voice services for its Bennington, … Read More

Why Disaster Recovery Is Crucial for Higher Education

Colleges and universities have become increasingly dependent on technology. Student records and research findings are digitized, many classes are conducted online, and faculty and students communicate regularly over the Internet. Institutions have multiple campuses that need to seamlessly collaborate with each other and access large volumes of data. Unfortunately, many higher education institutions don’t have … Read More