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Focusing Hybrid IT in the Increasingly Blurry Online Market

Retail customers are more demanding than ever before. Each requires personalized guest experiences across both on-line and physical storefronts. The rapid integration and consistent view of customer information across omni-channel interactions are a driving force behind the new digital economy. … Read more…

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An Enterprise’s Unnamed Star: The Network

Never underestimate the power of the network. That’s the message coming from Gartner in its newest report: “Colocation Networking: Connectivity Options to Drive Transformation and Enable Digital Business” written by Bob Gill. Here are the facts – organizations are embarking … Read more…

The Modern Data Center

Ever since the days of Jim Cutler and his evil plan to replace the SC&P creative lounge with 125 square feet of raised floor and a well-ventilated metaphor, the enterprise has been struggling with the right way to manage its data center.  … Read more…

Committing to Excellence in Data Center Operations

CenturyLink announced our commitment to certify all 57 of our worldwide data centers to meet the Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) guidelines. We will be the first company to be evaluated at the global portfolio level for the Institute’s … Read more…

Value of a Hybrid IT Environment

CenturyLink is a premier sponsor of the upcoming Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) Management Conference. The theme of this year’s event is Leading I&O:  Delivering New Levels of Innovation and Productivity and will be held in Las Vegas … Read more…

Outsourcing Rising: More Businesses Delegating IT

The past few years have seen more businesses turn to cloud computing for more IT services. So it was only a matter of time before this trend pointed toward an even bigger change in the way businesses handle IT: wide-ranging outsourcing.

Expect to see that come to fruition in the next five years, when about 70 percent of all business IT infrastructures will be outsourced. This is according to the latest Global IT Leadership Report from Savvis, a CenturyLink company. Read more…

What 100 Gbps Means for Your Business

It’s no secret that businesses are consuming more data than ever, thanks to the prevalence of cloud computing and mobile traffic. Add to that the ever-growing Big Data needs, and organizations are seeing unprecedented demands on their networks. In its July 2012 Visual Networking Index, Cisco reported a rapid increase in networking demand from many sources but mainly streaming media. It also estimates an annual growth rate of 29 percent for IP traffic through 2016.

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Thinking About Big Data? Don’t Forget IT

Big Data isn’t just near. It’s here. And though IT professionals are no strangers to handling large amounts of information, the sheer breadth, depth, velocity and variability of the data that enterprises are producing and processing requires new ways of thinking about data management. Read more…