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    Colocation or In-House Data Center? News of the Week, 4/29/16

    Posted by Anthea Strezze on Apr 29, 2016 1:17:46 PM
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    Interop_1604061_125x125_V2.pngBusiness demands on the network are constantly increasing, driven by the explosion of applications, IoT, big data, and more. Even hyperscale providers like Apple, Facebook and Google are racing to stay ahead of the curve, so how can enterprise keep up? This week’s news picks present a few options and considerations.

    Colocation: What’s in it for my business?

    Network World Asia | Aaron Rasmussen provides an analysis of colocation data centers as a way to scale for business demands, along with some advice on “getting the basics right”.

    Thomson Reuters opens three ultra-low latency FX data centers 

    Datacenter Dynamics | Stepping from the enterprise point of view to the provider point of view, Eric Doyle reports on Thomson Reuters’ new points of presence in Equinix sites with the right locations and equipment to serve their Foreign Exchange customers’ need for ultra-low latency.

    Making the case for in-house data centers 

    CIO | Bruce Harpham provides a counterpoint to the colocation movement, identifying some of the reasons for enterprise to maintain in-house data centers, along with some of the approaches that can optimize those facilities going forward.

    Next week we’ll be exhibiting at Interop Las Vegas, and I’m looking forward to the Best of Interop award announcements on Wednesday. Fiber Mountain’s CrossCage Plus solution for automating cross-connects in colocation data centers is a finalist in the Data Center category, so I’ll be on pins & needles until we find out who the winner is!

    If you’re going to be in Las Vegas next week for Interop, EMC World, or another event, we’d love to see you! Sign up for a free Interop expo pass and swing by to see the CrossCage Plus demo in booth #144.

    Learn more, and then visit us at Interop!

    Topics: Interop, data center, colocation data center, automated cross connects