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 [...]

September 2017

LightEdge Solutions Expands Security Portfolio with vSOC Powered by QRadar

By | September 26th, 2017|Press Release, Security|

Bringing 24x7x365 global threat intelligence to local markets Des Moines, Iowa – September 19, 2017 – LightEdge Solutions is expanding their Virtual Security Operations Center (vSOC) solution set to include the added the power of IBM’s QRadar Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) platform through a new partnership with CarbonHelix. IBM’s 5-year #1 Gartner [...]

There Is No “I” in Team, But There Is Teamwork in IT

By | September 5th, 2017|Security, Unified Communications|

Earlier this summer, LightEdge hosted our 2nd annual Technology Summit, where one of the keynote speakers was USA Solheim Cup Captain Juli Inkster, who spoke to the importance of team building and organizing individual competitors to operate as a team. The message was clear: despite different styles, strategies and personalities, team members focused on [...]

August 2017

Be Prepared, or Risk it all

By | August 28th, 2017|Data Center, Security|

From unpredictable natural disasters to increased risks of stealthy cyber attacks, businesses large and small risk losing revenue and ruined reputations if they do not have effective business continuity plans in place. There’s no doubt companies are embracing new workpractices, with an increased reliance on shared work spaces.  Additionally, as the  workplace become more [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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