In their recently published annual global data center survey, the Uptime Institute found that the majority of IT loads are still run on privately-owned enterprise data centers.1 Data center workloads are not only getting extensive but are also getting more complex.
“This year’s survey shows that the data center sector is finding it challenging to manage complexity. Most organizations have a hybrid infrastructure, with a computing platform that spans multiple cloud, co-location and enterprise environments. This, in turn, increases application and data access complexity. It’s an approach that has the potential to be very liberating – it offers greater agility and when deployed effectively, increased resiliency. But it also carries a higher risk of business services performance issues due to highly leveraged network and orchestration requirements.” – Andy Lawrence, Executive Director of Research at Uptime Institute2
In today’s corporate IT landscape, the skyrocketing data storage needs of businesses, as well as the growing popularity of processor-intensive artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, have led to data center facilities going through added strain. Data center administrators are facing a greater number of power outages, cooling challenges, and staffing shortages.
At LightWave Networks, in addition to the colocation services we offer at our Boston colocation and Dallas data centers, we also offer remote backup services, disaster recovery planning, IP transit services, dedicated servers in Boston and Dallas, managed networking, and more. To learn more about our top-notch IT services, contact us or call 844.722.COLO today!