Several years ago I was on vacation in Southern California and had the opportunity to take in one of the tours conducted at Universal Studios. It was a great deal of fun, seeing how movies are made, how television shows are produced, viewing the stage sets, and learning about the use of lighting, backdrops, sound, [...]
Datacenters are a source of fascination for me. The startups I worked on early in my career targeted enterprise-class customers, primarily telecommunications and financial services, which counted down time in ”millions of dollars per minute.” I particularly enjoyed the technical challenge of delivering products that would “measure up”. At one point the company I worked [...]
In my last blog, Advice for Choosing the Right Datacenter, I wrote about some of the features I’ve found to be of utmost value when selecting a datacenter. I also mentioned the importance of defining your datacenter needs well in advance of having to make your final decision, so that you can choose a datacenter that meets your business’ [...]
Many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) already take advantage of the cost savings and ease of backing up via the cloud. But others are still wary. Nearly three-fourths of survey respondents to a July 2011 InformationWeek Analytics study cited “security concerns” as the reason they haven’t used public cloud storage. I believe these concerns are [...]
Choosing the right datacenter for your business requirements can make all the difference between the success and failure of your organization. There are many options when deciding to move forward with this important step in your organization’s growth, and I’ve learned a few things in my experience researching and selecting datacenters for several startups.