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FIBERTOWN has 100% uptime during Texas deep freeze event

Fully redundant power allows Houston and Bryan data centers to remain 100% operational during February 2021 winter storm

During any disaster, companies must be prepared with operational redundancy. The amount of backup power available is paramount to keeping systems online during the crisis.

When a utility failure occurs due to severe weather (like the sustained freezing weather of February 2021), equipment failure and power line damage can be devastating.

Data centers (like FIBERTOWN) who offer redundant power and fault-tolerant systems will be better equipped to avoid costly periods of downtime.

Cloud and blended internet keeps FIBERTOWN online

With Megaport connectivity, FIBERTOWN customers are closer to the cloud resources that are essential to business. Megaport provides protected, private access to cloud connectivity services such as Office 365, AWS and Google through a single port.

This optimizes cost and safety and reduces latency delays.

Megaport is a large-scale Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) utilizing 100 Gbps technology to deliver dedicated access to cloud services.

Using a dedicated, secure connection to the cloud, Megaport brings the cloud to the colocation so that your cloud services and colocation services can operate as one.

FIBERTOWN also uses a blended internet system with multiple carriers to keep customers online at all times. Blended internet is more cost-effective, flexible, and reliable than traditional or dedicated internet services.

Thoughtful infrastructure secures FIBERTOWN’s redundancy

The Houston data center is located along the main fiber route from Dallas to Houston, which provides close proximity and easy access to the fastest telecommunications networks.

FIBERTOWN HOUSTON also features diverse fiber entrance points in and around the building, designed to support a fully redundant and secure multi-homed network.

The Houston data center utilizes primary and secondary Point of Presence (PoP) rooms, delivering diverse pipelines of redundant connectivity to customer equipment.

This ensures every customer is always protected and business connectivity never goes down.

FIBERTOWN also provides point-to-point services via a dedicated pathway between its Houston data center and the Bryan/College Station data center.

Both facilities are concurrently maintainable and offer 100% uptime.

Another important factor is FIBERTOWN’s dedication to power with its HVAC cooling systems. The environment inside the data center can never change, so redundancy and concurrent maintainability must be in place for the critical systems delivering cooling.

If a component of the system goes down, the infrastructure ensures functionality even in the event of a component failure.

Utilizing FIBERTOWN data centers for critical business systems

FIBERTOWN offers fully redundant, secure and reliable data centers to keep your mission-critical business systems available 100% of the time.

As a colocation provider, the range of disaster recovery solutions is nearly unlimited. You can use FIBERTOWN as your primary & secondary sites, only secondary sites, hot or tape back-up, and for Highly Available (HA) fail-over.

FIBERTOWN office suites offer a resilient solution

FIBERTOWN office spaces provide redundancy and reliability similar to our data center solutions. FIBERTOWN customer offices survived the winter storm events in February 2021 without interruption of power and retained full connectivity. The office space HVAC systems are available 24/7/365 and remain reliably in service throughout the disastrous events of February 2021.

We can help you configure your systems and office space in the way that is most efficient and appropriate for your disaster recovery needs.

Contact FIBERTOWN now for immediate access to the reliability your company needs in today’s business world.

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The Perks of Locating Your Data Center in Texas

One key decision for organizations is choosing a data center location.

Companies look for a data center market offering competitive options, low hazard risk, tax incentives, and business-friendly environments.

If you have a business with infrastructure requirements, you should be considering Texas.

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Maintaining an Efficient Healthcare Enterprise IT Infrastructure

Healthcare systems are often rapidly changing.

They might grow to accommodate expanded regional healthcare needs or due to mergers and acquisitions.

For IT, properly constructed enterprise infrastructure is essential to assure productivity and the much larger challenge of controlling costs. Continue Reading “Maintaining an Efficient Healthcare Enterprise IT Infrastructure”

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2021-2022 Trends Across Industries

As the world starts to look toward 2021-22 for strategic business planning, we know that we’re not going to come out of the pandemic and go back to what we were.

The business landscape looks a lot different now than in Q4 2019.

Forecasting is also very tough — but trying to anticipate what the trajectory is going to be for your organization helps to guide you on how you’re going to emerge from the pandemic.

Focusing on organizational agility will help businesses be successful as we step into a new future phase.

Here are a few trends that emerged in 2020 and that will continue to be of interest as companies put together strategic plans for 2021-2022. 

Remote work and security

When the pandemic forced workers and students to remote locations, it was often last-minute and haphazard. Some offices allowed workers to bring anything they needed to set up a home office, while others offered a set dollar amount to fund the relocation.

One problem with the rush to work and study from home is that support organizations have been hammered by problems resulting from the lack of consistency in routers and hardware.

Three trends that will help smooth the transition in 2021-22 include branded office bundles, WAN-connected laptops to address bandwidth issues, and improved cameras and sound in laptops.

VoIP, phone systems and Zoom: synonymous with 2020

Zoom, which grew from a startup in 2011 to going public in 2019, became a household name during the pandemic.

From business calls to holiday family Zoom calls, voice over internet protocol (VoIP) has boomed over the past year. Other existing large corporate tools such as Cisco’s Webex, Microsoft’s Teams, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, and Verizon’s BlueJeans are also providing state-of-the-art videoconferencing systems, facilitating remote work across the globe.

This sector is primed to see an influx of startups in the next few years, as we recognize the shift to remote meetings instead of required in-person roundtables.

Mergers & Acquisitions

While the pandemic did slow down the merger and acquisitions market for a while, it has surged at the end of 2020. Here’s a summary of the biggest M&As so far this year.

  • In February, Fintech giant, Intuit (INTU) announced that it would be acquiring Credit Karma for approximately $7.1 billion.
  • Just Eat Takeaway entered into an agreement to acquire Grubhub (GRUB) for $7.3 billion.
  • In July, Uber (UBER) entered into a $2.65 billion deal to acquire Postmates.
  • Visa (V) announced the decision of Plaid’s acquisition for $5.3 billion in January 2020.
  • The acquisition announcement of E*TRADE (ETFC) for approximately $13 billion by Morgan Stanley (MS) in February 2020 has been one of the biggest acquisitions of 2020.
  • In February, Salesforce (CRM) announced a $1.33 billion deal to acquire Vlocity.
  • Microsoft (MSFT) acquired Affirmed Networks in April for approximately $1.35 billion.
  • Zoox has been acquired by Amazon (AMZN) for roughly $1.2 billion.
  • Koch Industries acquired the remaining equity stake in Infor held by Golden Gate Capital in a deal worth close to $13 billion.
  • In January, Insight Partners entered into an agreement to acquire Veeam in a $5 billion deal.
  • In March, BMC (a KKR portfolio company), signed a definitive agreement to purchase Compuware for an estimated $2 billion.
  • SoFi entered an agreement to acquire Galileo for $1.2 billion.

It remains to be seen how these acquisitions will affect business operations. It will be interesting to watch if buying during a soft economic market will pay off in the long run.

The changes that are here to stay

While 2020 was certainly unprecedented in how businesses across the globe worked remotely, the lessons learned over the past year will reshape how we conduct business going forward.

If you’d like to read more about business trends for the next year, check out this Forbes article about their top 10 trends for 2021.

While your business is forecasting for 2021-22, be sure to consider how you’re keeping your data safe and secure in remote environments.

Contact us today to discover how FIBERTOWN can help you with data protection in your strategic planning for 2021 and 2022.