Keystone NAP Blog

Data Centers with History and Scale

Data centers may never become common tourist destinations - and shouldn’t, for security concerns. But the unique location, history and size of many facilities definitely make them points of interest.

Data Centers and the Network Edge

Recent talk about “edge data centers” raises a few questions. Such as: The edge of what? And if that’s the edge, what’s the center?

OCP Aims for Flexibility, Lower Costs

Data centers require heavy investments in fixed assets. For several years, however, industry players have been pushing back. The move into less expensive rural sites is one example. Modular and pre-fabricated construction techniques are another. And interoperable technology is a third case.

Three Data Center Technology Trends

As hubs of the digital economy, data centers are linked to numerous industries. Their operations can be impacted by change in the real estate, IT, energy sectors, or any of the verticals that they serve.

An End to Data Centers?

Do companies still need physical data centers, or is cloud technology rendering such facilities obsolete?

The Data Center Economy – and Local Efforts to Grow It

Data centers play a leading role in US economic life. This is clear at both a macro level and in regional terms, where state and local governments are encouraging their development. As a proxy for the strength of the “data center economy,” consider corporate values. The top-three most highly capitalized U.S. companies in late June…

Q&A with Shawn Carey: Start-ups, Power Outages and a People-First Strategy

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo recently acquired a software company that you co-founded, iPipeline. (Terms of the deal were not disclosed; however, a Bloomberg News story last November mentioned a possible valuation of $500 million.) This was big news in the Philadelphia region, as well as in the insurance and financial services industries.

Planning for Disaster – Be Specific, Update and Test

Business continuity (BC) or disaster recovery (DR) solutions come in two common flavors today. Some companies, with minimal-to-zero tolerance for downtime, need a duplicate physical instance of an application in order to attain instantaneous failover. Others are fine with virtual servers running DR instances in a disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) model. Figuring out what kind of solution is the…