Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are at the foundation of building a successful hybrid IT strategy. When moving some or all of your IT responsibilities to a third-party provider, it is imperative that both parties understand how responsibilities will be shared and divided, as well as what the agreed upon service guarantees in terms of uptime, network availability and incident response. We've outlined some key insights to utilize when crafting a federal Service Level Agreement.
Your network connects your business with crucial partners, stakeholders and customers. As you move more of your operations, CRM and communication into the digital realm, you also increase your risk. Every piece of data that moves across your network has a value associated with it and cybercriminals are working around-the-clock to find weaknesses in your connectivity solution. See these four ways to assess your network security.
As you create or enhance your company’s security strategy, here are five ways to assess the effectiveness of your current encryption capabilities.
This week, QTS Executive Vice President David McOmber joined FedRAMP director Matt Goodrich and CRSA CTO Seth Abrams on Federal News Radio’s Tech Talk to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the expansion of hybrid IT.
The private cloud allows you to utilize a proprietary, single-tenant architecture that is dedicated to your organization. You may be exploring whether it is right to move some or all of your data and applications to the private cloud. Here are three key reasons to make the move.
In our increasingly digital world, connectivity is at the heart of how we interact with each other in commercial, professional and personal settings. At QTS we’ve designed a robust portfolio of connectivity solutions, each designed to meet a distinct set of need.
March's IT events are diving deep into topics like data center design, cloud computing and artificial intelligence, while the speaker lists feature some of IT’s preemptive thought leaders. Take a look at where we’re heading this month.
The theme for HIMSS17 was “Where the Brightest Minds in Health and IT Meet." For five days industry leaders from the healthcare, technology and government landscapes converged on Orlando to discuss revolutionary ideas, emerging technologies and today’s most pervasive challenges. In this blog we will take a look at the week’s prevailing themes and discussions.
As you consider how to unburden your in-house team and encourage innovation, partnering with a fully-integrated data center provider can help you reduce inefficiencies, maximize investments in legacy applications and/or seamlessly migrate to the cloud. This blog highlights some of ways your data center provider should be able to support your overall IT strategy and in-house team.
Growth is fundamental to success. When it comes to your IT strategy, the term “growth” can bring entirely different implications. We've outlined how your data center provider can help you build an effective IT growth strategy.
With the expansion of FDCCI and introduction of DCOI, the federal government has continued to focus on efforts to modernize IT and reduce inefficiencies. Agencies are now seeking to leverage the combined expertise of both the public and private sector. In this blog, we've outlined three key considerations to consider when optimizing their data center strategy.
Cloud computing comes in four delivery models: Public, Private, Community and Hybrid. Several factors will drive an organization's choice of cloud. We will take a look at each model to give you a better understanding of which cloud(s) makes most sense for your business needs.