The AWS re:Invent conference gets bigger and bigger every year.
Russia continues to draw investors from all over the world, as the sixth-most attractive country for foreign direct investment. The commercial market for data centers in Russia has been growing at around 25 percent per year over the last five years.
What is it?
A GCN article on causes of unplanned data center outages has some interesting stats.
Traditional IT spending may be shrinking, but the public cloud market is still going strong.
The organizational friction between a business need to rapidly innovate.
The data center is a dedicated space were your company houses its most important information and relies on it being safe and accessible. Before your company contracts with a new data center or cloud service provider, you should have a full understanding of what types of certifications they have achieved. Uptime Institute's tiered classification system has become the gold standard for third-party validation of data center critical infrastructure. The tier system offers companies a way to measure return on investment (ROI) and performance.
The recent M&A activity in the European colocation market is consolidating market share amongst a few industry leaders while leaving smaller regional providers to concentrate on diversification or niche solutions. Some of the factors driving this recent activity are the changing data privacy regulations, increasing demand for high-quality data center space, latency concerns, and a need to differentiate – with footprint, connectivity or services.
Many international telecom companies were on a mission similar to their US counterparts last year - build scale and cut costs. Much of the consolidation activity centered on whittling down the number of telecom companies per country. In many European markets there are often four or more competitors. Some international executives were also looking abroad at US-based telecom companies that might be acquisition targets. In the US there are fewer competitors and a larger share of profits to be had.
Telecommunications is one of the most profitable and rapidly developing industries in the world and it’s regarded as an indispensable component of the utility and services sector. Why all the M&A action within this industry? This type of activity can be helpful to Telecom companies that are interested achieving greater market share and maximizing economies of scale. The majority of Telecom Service Providers understand that M&A is a quick way to grow their footprint.
The recent decision made by the European Court of Justice to invalidate a major, 15 year-old data-sharing agreement sent shock waves across the Atlantic. American companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter that have historically transmitted information between the US and Europe may be prohibited from doing so in the future.
An organization’s cybersecurity policy and controls must be created so they are easily adaptable to new emerging threats.