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OneNeck Blog

Topic: Data-centers

September 29, 2021

VMware’s Recent Announcement on ESXi Boot Devices

VMware recently released an article titled Removal of SD card/USB as a standalone boot device option, where they announced a new stance on ESXi boot devices. The article states that starting with the next release of ESXi (soon to be announced), SD cards and USB devices will not be supported as boot devices. They will require another local persistent device with a minimum of 32GB, but 128GB is recommended, for boot devices.

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September 17, 2021

The Pros and Cons of Data Center Colocation

The rise of data center colocation has added a third option for businesses thinking of expanding their cloud or on-premise infrastructure. Now organizations can expand their computing infrastructure without increasing their real estate.

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January 21, 2021

Containers vs Virtual Machines: Which Is Best?

Containers are quickly becoming commonplace in workplace applications, even replacing virtual machines in some instances. But how do you know if containers are right for your IT environment?

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October 15, 2019

OneNeck Named an Environmental Leader in Colorado

In a recent statement, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment recognized OneNeck IT Solutions, and its data center in Denver, Colorado, as an environmental leader in the state. On October 1, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Environmental Leadership Program recognized more than 170 businesses—including OneNeck—for their the voluntary and significant environmental achievements. “Having our data center named an environmental leader is an important ...

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October 1, 2019

Containers 101 – Here’s What You Need to Know

Although containers aren’t new (been built into Linux for 10+ years and been available in FreeBSD, AIX and Solaris), containers seem to be all the rage, and for good reason. The agility containers can bring to an IT team alone make them appealing, but add in the security benefits that the self-contained nature of containers brings, they seem like a no brainer. But even with numerous benefits, there is also a lot of confusion about what they really are and what is the best-fit scenario. So, we ...

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June 18, 2019

Understanding Software-Defined WAN

Bandwidth needs are skyrocketing. To meet the growing demand, there is a transition underfoot to move away from traditional the wide area network (WAN) to the software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN). According to IDC, SD-WAN technology is projected to exceed $6 billion in revenue by 2020. SD-WAN promises great change, and adoption is gaining traction, but understanding how you can deploy it to benefit your organization is still evolving for many organizations.

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March 7, 2019

Understanding Data Center Sustainability

The explosion of data and digital consumption in the last decade has dramatically increased the number of data centers, which have been described as the factories of the digital age. And just like traditional factories in their early days, data centers take their toll on the environment.

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September 6, 2018

Uptime Institute Case Study Features OneNeck Data Centers

When it comes to our OneNeck data centers, they are extremely secure, symmetrical, automated, responsive and awesome, but practical for all use cases. They are purpose-built and designed for mission-critical IT operations and hosting. Optimized for performance and dependability, our data centers also deliver uninterrupted uptime along with security, physical asset protection and workflow separation — backed by clear and thorough 100% SLAs.

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April 4, 2018

Is Intent-Based Networking the Next Big Thing?

Intent-based networking is being called the “next big thing” in networking. Building on the power of machine learning, software-defined networking (SDN) and advanced automation, intent-based networking systems (IBNS) have the potential to improve the way administrators monitor and respond to network events and conditions.

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March 6, 2018

5 Factors to Consider When Thinking About Colocation

Thanks to cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the vast amounts of data being produced, backed up and stored, organizations are finding they need to rethink their data center strategies. The solution for many is outsourcing these operations to a colocation provider.

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February 22, 2018

Is your data living on the edge? Let's talk Edge Computing.

There’s a new buzzword making the rounds (like we needed another one). Move over Digital Transformation, and welcome Edge Computing. While it’s being credited with the power to deliver speed, security and cost-savings to organizations, is it really all that? Let’s break it down…

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September 5, 2017

Let’s Talk Colo! Data Center Colocation Q&A with Karla Myers

I recently sat down with OneNeck’s Director of Business Development for Data Center Services, Karla Myers, to discuss what’s driving the shift to colocation, the key decision points one must consider when deciding to colocate and ways to recognize and avoid hidden colocation costs. Here’s what she had to say...

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July 13, 2017

Data Center Migration Checklist

IT teams are often handed the task of migrating their on-premises data center and workloads to the cloud without much time to prepare. This is far from an ideal situation, as a successful migration requires time for IT to develop, oversee and follow-through with a precise plan.

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May 30, 2017

Cloud Data Migration

The demand for cloud services is exploding. IDC predicts that spending on public cloud services could double from almost $70 billion in 2015 to over $141 billion in 2019. That’s nearly six times the rate of overall IT spending growth.

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May 11, 2017

OneNeck’s Madison Data Center is Expanding

OneNeck has energized the sixth data room (DR6) at our Madison data center, located in nearby Fitchburg, Wisconsin. The project team completed the installation of critical electrical and mechanical infrastructure in remarkable time to meet a customer commitment.

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April 12, 2017

Learn About Your IT Disaster Recovery Options

Natural disasters, equipment failures and error-induced process interruptions have historically been the primary threats to infrastructure stability. Now, these threats are overshadowed by those originating from malicious intent and overloads on the global infrastructure. These threats to infrastructure stability, together with competitive pressures and market demands, have emphasized the need for effective and thorough risk-based continuity planning, because in most cases, when the information ...

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March 28, 2017

Data Center Reliability Matters

Data is a major part of our daily lives. Whether at work or at home, we expect seamless experiences across devices and expect immediate, fast response times for any interactions.

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February 16, 2017

How to Ensure Colocation Compliance for your Industry

Customers who are evaluating colocation facilities need to know that their equipment and sensitive information will be maintained in an environment that is resilient, safe and secure. Standards and compliance are of vital importance for any colocation facility who must have the right processes, controls and procedures in place to ensure that industry standards are met.

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January 31, 2017

Reasons to Invest in Colocation Hosting

Today’s organizations are largely dependent on the quality and availability of their IT applications and data for day-to-day operations. Disruptions to IT services, even for a few minutes, can be very expensive, especially to a business highly dependent on systems and applications. To remain competitive, companies need absolute computing reliability, with a focus on core competencies and market differentiators, but with minimal overhead.

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December 27, 2016

The Colocation Provider Selection Checklist

For organizations thinking about migrating their data to a third-party data center, there are many advantages to going the colocation route. Colocation offers you cost savings while retaining control and mitigating your risk, and allows your IT department to focus on your core competencies, not your power and cooling needs. With colocation, you can easily meet bandwidth and scalability needs and connect with businesses all over the world.

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December 8, 2016

10 Considerations When Choosing Flash Storage

IDC reports that the top pain points IT managers face when it comes to storage are reducing storage-related costs, ensuring data compliance and protecting virtual machine data, all while increasing capacity and performance. Easy enough, right?

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August 16, 2016

VMware NSX and Palo Alto Networks - The Perfect Pairing in the Software Defined Data Center

The move towards the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) was born of businesses’ need to move faster, even in a time of heightened data security concerns. Innovations in network virtualization have enabled SDDCs that work as well or better than hardware-based data centers.

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July 29, 2016

Another OneNeck employee becomes an Uptime Institute® Accredited Tier Specialist

Mike Foote joins an elite group of OneNeck employees who are Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Specialist (ATS). To earn ATS certification, individuals with direct responsibility for data center uptime must attend an intensive training. The training addresses ongoing data center management, including how to mitigate human error—the leading cause of facility outages.

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July 26, 2016

Understanding the Multi-Tenant Data Center Appeal

While many organizations are migrating their data center operations off-premises, not all are going directly to the cloud. Instead, enterprises of all sizes are increasingly finding that multi-tenant data centers (MTDCs) offer the off-site efficiency, scale and cloud-enablement they want, but with the privacy and control they simply can’t get from the public cloud.

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July 7, 2016

Is Your Data Center Strategy at a Crossroad?

While enterprises have long managed their own data centers in-house, aging facilities, escalating energy costs, infrastructure sprawl, and widespread cloud adoption are forcing IT organizations to make changes. IT executives are at a crossroad, facing difficult choices to repair, replace or hybridize their data centers.  Leaders are realizing that owning and operating your own data center is not the best use of the IT resources that they have available.

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March 24, 2016

The Internet of Things is Here Now. Are you ready?

While speaking at Fortune’s Global Forum last month, John Chambers, former CEO and Executive Chairman of Cisco Systems Inc., predicted that 500 billion devices would be connected to the internet by 2025. Gartner predicts more than 6 billion connected devices by 2018 and also projects that 3 million workers will be supervised by a machine by then. Intel predicts 200 billion.

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