As more companies move more parts of their business to the cloud, many are finding it difficult to control cloud spend. Because of the many benefits of the cloud – which we’ll discuss below – there is good reason to understand and optimize cloud spending. According to a recent report,
As companies adapt to a new reality, they are increasingly relying on multiple IT service providers to replace traditional infrastructure and meet ever-changing IT needs. For many, this means transitioning to new platforms and providers, and to cloud and colocation services for more reliable storage, operations and security. So what
One of the most common challenges in IT infrastructure management is maintaining sufficient space and power. As a business grows and ages, it will naturally acquire more data, which will, in turn, require more storage space. Purchasing new IT equipment is usually only a stopgap, as it can quickly outgrow
Even if you’ve never heard of the Internet of Things, or IoT, it likely plays a big part in your everyday life. Do you wear a Fitbit? Do you use Alexa to manage your shopping and to-do lists? Is your home monitored from afar with a smart camera? If so,
In our last blog post, we provided an introduction to internet exchange points and peering, discussing the basics and general benefits of internet exchange points. Today, we’ll continue with a more detailed discussion of IXPs, and who and how they can benefit. Curious about whether an IXP is right for
The needs and potential uses of the internet continue to shift among businesses in Minnesota and around the country. In response, the internet itself is changing, with more opportunities for connection, agility and security. Internet exchange points and peering are two such developments.