November 2017

Hybrid Solution Centers: Facilities and Infrastructure

By | November 14th, 2017|Data Protection, Security|

The definition of hybrid cloud means different things to different people, and the emergence of the Hybrid Solution Center involves a variety of moving parts. What separates LightEdge from other providers is our ability to architect, orchestrate, and manage those moving parts within the customer’s unique hybrid cloud environment. We invite you to follow along [...]

Talking Turkey: 4 Cybersecurity Best Practices for Small Businesses

By | November 2nd, 2017|Data Protection, Security, Uncategorized|

According to the 2016 State of SMB Cybersecurity Report by Keeper Security and the Ponemon, 50 percent of small businesses had been breached during the 12-month period  that was studied. Smaller businesses are being targeted by cybercriminals more and more frequently, mainly due to the fact that they don’t have robust security plans like [...]

August 2017

Get Connected with LightEdge’s Daily Data Center Operations

By | August 7th, 2017|Data Center, Data Protection, Security|

Welcome back to our Operations blog! We have been providing monthly updates on specific projects within the operations team, along with tips, tricks and insight into how to keep everything running smoothly and what to do when an issue occurs to ensure your business is back up and running in no time. This month [...]

June 2017

A Vision for Your Data Center

By | June 22nd, 2017|Client Content, Data Center, Data Protection, Security|

You’ve been through the checklist of what to look for in a co-location data center. Now, let’s take a look at what an actual data center looks like and the services it offers. Data centers can vary in size. Most businesses need to look for one that offers at least 48,000 square feet of [...]

Extra Help from the Help Desk

By | June 7th, 2017|Client Content, Company and Community, Data Protection|

Welcome to our Operations blog! We’ll be providing monthly updates on specific projects within the operations team, along with tips, tricks and insight into how to keep everything running smoothly and what to do what an issue occurs to insure your business is back up and running in no time. This month we’ll be [...]

May 2017

A 9-Point Checklist for Your Data Storage Facility

By | May 31st, 2017|Data Protection, Security|

Before deciding which co-location facility to choose for your technology equipment, you’ll want to go through a checklist to make sure the multi-tenant data center has everything you need to protect your assets and meet your needs. Each customer will have different needs based on what factors are most important to their business, but [...]

Fore! A Guide to Business Continuity After Disaster Strikes

By | May 30th, 2017|Client Content, Data Protection|

You’ve practiced your swing a thousand times. Purchased countless buckets of balls at the driving range. Taken lessons, watched videos on YouTube and taken every piece of unsolicited advice to heart. Yet, inevitably, you step up the tee, visualize where you want the ball to go, and…you slice it into the rough. Despite your [...]

April 2017

What Do Customers Need in a Colocation Provider?

By | April 26th, 2017|Data Center, Data Protection, Security|

Colocation is becoming more popular as business owners learn how data centers work and the many benefits that come along with getting data off-site. Many businesses initially operate and manage their own computer hardware and systems internally. Once they begin to scale and grow, however, it becomes a financial decision about whether it makes sense [...]

Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket: How to Mitigate the Risk of a Service Outage

By | April 3rd, 2017|Client Content, Data Protection, Security|

Today, IT services are taken for granted. They’re expected to always be running. Consumers have little patience for service outages. However, many businesses equate a service outage with a natural disaster and give little thought to the possibility. After all, natural disasters are pretty rare, right? Maybe so. But service outages are not rare. In [...]

March 2017

The Importance of an Effective Building Management System

By | March 21st, 2017|Client Content, Data Center, Data Protection|

A Building Management System (BMS) is a crucial component to any data center facility. It allows for centralized management of critical infrastructure equipment, and ensures operations are being run securely and efficiently. Data center facilities can host millions of dollars in equipment in multi-tenant “colocation” centers, which is why it’s critical they are effectively maintained. [...]

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