Last month, a study released by IT analysts IDC got some headlines as it described “Worldwide Cloud Adoption in the Manufacturing Industry”. While based on some research from 2014, the study showed cloud computing growth among manufacturers will continue well into 2015 and beyond. Gartner agrees, stating that cloud-based manufacturing software will increase from 22% to 45% over the next decade.
How many manufacturers are using cloud, and what benefits does it bring?
Carrier hotels are generally large buildings, often in population centers, that are built to serve as a secure site for data communications interconnections. That means they also often function as large-scale colocation sites. By combining infrastructure resources, many providers can converge in a single facility, lowering overhead and allowing tenants access to many services and connections.
Green House Data’s Seattle data center in the Westin Building Exchange features 7,000 square feet of white space across three floors of the massive building. But what's so great about being in a carrier hotel, anyway?
As part of Green House Data’s recent acquisition of FiberCloud, the company gained three data centers in the state of Washington, each connected via redundant fiber.
These network links are further improved through Multiple Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network technology, which increases data center Quality of Service by allowing administrators better control over traffic shaping and faster receipt of data packets at endpoints.
This blog looks at how MPLS works and how it helps data centers provide better network services.
As faster network speeds, MPLS networks between data centers, and software-defined technologies proliferate, it becomes easier than ever to host some applications across the country—or even across the world—without any negative impact.
However, for other cloud computing uses, data center location can have major implications when it comes to performance, compliance, and disaster recovery. There are two camps on the issue of data center locations for cloud infrastructure: yes, it matters, and no, it doesn’t make much of a difference.
DevOps was created in response to the disconnect between the development team and the operations team within IT departments. This disconnect stems from a lack of communication and collaboration that creates this “wall of confusion” separating the IT department into two very distinct sections, resulting in low productivity.