Can Converged Infrastructure Help IT Get Its Mojo Back?

| June 30, 2015

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Traditional IT organizations are getting pushed aside by nimbler cloud providers. Converged and hyperconverged infrastructure can be the key to IT transformation.

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Pomeroy provides high quality IT infrastructure services from its locations throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and Western Europe. Pomeroy's portfolio of infrastructure managed services includes End User Services and Network, Data Center and Cloud Services. Pomeroy also provides staffing services and the full range of procurement & logistics services. A recognized leader in the End User Services markets, Pomeroy’s ITIL-certified professionals employ a process-centric approach to working with clients, either remotely or on-premise, to assess, plan, design, build, test, implement, manage and ultimately optimize each client's IT infrastructure, leading to the creation of tangible business value and return on their IT investments.

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COVID-19 has altered our world. In this series of stories, Data Center Frontier explores the strategic challenges the pandemic presents for the data center and cloud computing sectors as we navigate this complex new landscape. We begin with a look at how COVID-19 is impacting demand for digital infrastructure. The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has reinforced the importance of data centers and cloud computing for our society. In the early days of the crisis, the data center

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Verizon launches 5G fixed wireless in parts of 21 more cities

Article | April 20, 2021

Communications giant Verizon last week launched 5G for Business Internet in 20 new markets, targeting SMBs and enterprises alike. The fixed-wireless plans provide download speeds of 100Mbps ($69/month), 200Mbps ($99/month), and 400Mbps ($199/month) with no data limits. Upload speeds are slower. Verizon is also offering a 10-year price lock for new customers with no long-term contract required. “As 5G Business Internet scales into new cities, businesses of all sizes can gain access to the superfast speeds, low latency and next-gen applications enabled by 5G Ultra-Wideband, with no throttling or data limits,” Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business, said in a statement. “We’ll continue to expand the 5G Business Internet footprint and bring the competitive pricing, capability, and flexibility of our full suite of products and services to more and more businesses all over the country.” The service was previously launched in parts of Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles. Verizon started rolling out 5G services last year using lower spectrum bands. According to a study by IHS Markit’s RootMetrics, Verizon offers speeds similar to those of T-Mobile but behind AT&T.

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Rethinking How We Measure IT Infrastructure Value

Article | February 28, 2020

Planning needs a rethink. Else, IT leaders risk hobbling their companies’ growth potential or becoming blindsided by risks. For many, justifying an IT decision to the CFO or the Board begins with a business case. Often, they use the total cost of ownership (TCO) to convince. Using return on investment (ROI) goes a step further than IT costs and savings, and looks at user efficiency and business effectiveness. Both measures fall short on correctly highlighting the true impact to the business of an enabling technology or infrastructure. Either the metric is too narrow, the timeline is too short, or the investment is not mature enough. It warrants a more holistic approach that looks at multiple aspects of risks, costs and benefits, and compares different components of ROI.

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PACKET PUTS AN EDGE ON EQUINIX

Article | March 18, 2020

In the end, what enterprises really want is a way to run any application on any cloud at any time. And Equinix, which operates one of the largest networks of datacenters on the planet, is hoping to make that happen. Over the past two decades, Equinix has steadily expanded the number of its facilities and its global reach to where it now has more than 200 facilities in more than 55 markets around the world. The company also has adapted to the rise of public clouds and other trends that are reshaping the IT industry. Key to this has been Platform Equinix, the mesh of datacenters created by interconnecting of all these datacenters – those owned by Equinix, the big clouds, and other service providers

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Pomeroy

Pomeroy provides high quality IT infrastructure services from its locations throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and Western Europe. Pomeroy's portfolio of infrastructure managed services includes End User Services and Network, Data Center and Cloud Services. Pomeroy also provides staffing services and the full range of procurement & logistics services. A recognized leader in the End User Services markets, Pomeroy’s ITIL-certified professionals employ a process-centric approach to working with clients, either remotely or on-premise, to assess, plan, design, build, test, implement, manage and ultimately optimize each client's IT infrastructure, leading to the creation of tangible business value and return on their IT investments.

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