A DCaaS supplier provides offsite physical data center facilities and infrastructure as a service to their customers by renting or leasing access to their data center, use of their servers, networking, storage and additional computing resources. A DCaaS provider may also offer data management tools for problem/incident management and/or server and security optimization and utilization.
In managed hosting, service providers lease dedicated servers and the requisite hardware, such as dedicated servers, network hardware, system software and operating systems and manage those systems on behalf of the customer. The customers are referred to as tenants, and in this scenario, the leased equipment is dedicated to only a single customer, known as single-tenancy architecture.
WANs enable companies to extend their computer networks over large distances to connect remote offices to data centers and each other and for the delivery of applications and services required to perform business functions.
IT equipment needs a secure and modern data center in which to operate, but building a facility and maintaining the staff and hardware can be extraordinarily expensive. This is where colocation (colo) comes in. Colo refers to the sharing of third-party space in a multi-tenant data center (MTDC) in which an organization manages their own IT equipment in a facility that is operated and managed by a colocation services provider.
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Studies report 80% of the entire IaaS market is served by AWS (Amazon Web Services), GCP (Google Cloud Platform), IBM Bluemix, and Microsoft Azure.
As mobile technologies continue to emerge and evolve, businesses will invest more in mobility. According to Citrix, 71% of enterprises currently regard internal mobility as a top priority. That should come as no surprise when seeing the benefit it can bring to both employees and employers. Among many other perks, mobility enables employees to access critical apps and data remotely, allowing them to be productive when out of the office.
It’s interesting to note that device loss accounts for 41% of breaches, compared with 25% that are derived from hacking and malware, according to Trend Micro. Overall, there has been a 300% increase in mobile device OS vulnerabilities since 2011, and businesses are realizing the increasingly critical need to protect company—and customer— data. As networking environments have evolved, IT departments have adapted to growing security threats in mobile devices. Cabir, the first virus that infected smartphones, reared its ugly head in 2004, and by the time iPhones and other smartphones emerged, a whole new generation of security woes had been born.
Backup as a service (BaaS) is an approach to backing up data that involves purchasing backup and recovery services from an online data backup provider. Instead of performing backup with a centralized, on-premises IT department, BaaS connects systems to a private, public or hybrid cloud managed by the outside provider.
Considering outsourcing desktop management? You have choices.You could keep your hardware, but free up your IT resources with MSP assistance, virtualize your desktops on-premise, or put everything in the cloud.
Definition: synonymous with virtual private networking (VPN), MPLS is a data-carrying technique for high-performance telecommunications networks. This solution speeds up and shapes network traffic to accommodate expansion and bandwidth differentials, all while facilitating global connectivity.