Instead of building your own backup solution or collocating with another data center for offsite data recovery, you can leverage the cloud for offsite backup and replication purposes. It’s appealing to many businesses because of the cloud’s consumption-based cost model. However, one size does not fit all, and cloud-based backup should be just one part of your overall data recovery strategy.

5 steps to approaching cloud-based backup in the data center

Read about the 5 steps you should follow to approach your data center’s cloud-based backup strategy.
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As data breaches continue to make the headlines, better encryption is one of the ways to keep data safe and private in the data center. Learn about zero knowledge authentication and why you may want to make it a key component to your data center security protocol.

5 advantages (and 1 disadvantage) of zero knowledge authentication

Learn about zero knowledge authentication and why you may want to make it a key component to your data center security protocol.
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Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is the fastest growing segment of hybrid cloud services due its cost efficiencies and accessibility. Learn more about the numbers, drivers, challenges and recommendations around managing hybrid IT and the cloud. 

Hybrid IT and the cloud: 3 opportunities and 3 challenges

Learn more about the numbers, drivers, challenges and recommendations around managing hybrid IT and the cloud.
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According to Bisnow, the U.S. will need 4,000 more data centers by 2020. While choosing a data center location that meets your business needs is a complex decision requiring lots of analysis, here are the top five location factors and suggestions to help you get started.

Ideal spots to build a data center

Choosing a data center location that meets your business needs is a complex decision. Read about the top 5 location factors and suggestions to help you get started.
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According to CBS News, natural disasters cost the U.S. a record $306 billion in 2017. And the U.S. hurricane season in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans is now upon us, now through Nov. 30. Protecting your customers' information and company data, as well as maintaining server uptime, is critical. Will your data center withstand a natural disaster like a hurricane, tornado or earthquake to avoid server interruption and asset damage? Consider these strategies, whether you're building a data center from the ground up or looking at alternatives to strengthen your data center's posture.

Will your data center hold up in a hurricane, tornado or earthquake?

Will your data center hold up in a hurricane, tornado or earthquake? Consider these 5 strategies to strengthen your data center's posture.
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Demand is high for IT professionals with data center infrastructure certification training. If you want to learn more about designing, selecting, building and managing data center and cloud infrastructures, there’s a training program that’s right for you.

Find the data center certification training that’s right for you

Demand is high for IT professionals with data center infrastructure certification training. Learn more about the options that may be right for you.
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The benefits of virtualized servers include reduced IT spending, data center space, energy costs, desktop and server provisioning and more. Despite these benefits and the estimation that the worldwide cost of cybercrime will reach $6 trillion annually by 2021, virtualization poses new risks to the data center. Read about the top 4 virtualized server threats and what you can do to mitigate your risks.

The top 4 virtualized server threats

Learn about the top 4 virtualized server threats and what you can do to mitigate your risks.
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If you work in DevOps or software development, you’re likely familiar with application containerization. It not only saves you time, but it also saves data center administrators money due to its portability, efficiency and reduced hosting costs. Learn more about application containerization and how it complements the data center.

What’s application containerization?

Read about application containerization and how it complements the data center.
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The 2018 data center forecast calls for shifts in the way the cloud is leveraged, with an emphasis on security.

Your 2018 data center outlook: the edge, the cloud and security

The 2018 data center forecast calls for shifts in the way the cloud is leveraged, with an emphasis on security.
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Over the last five or more years, many enterprises have turned to the public cloud and its infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offerings to run their backend applications, thanks to its elasticity, scalability and cost-effectiveness. However, some of your customers may have established direct relationships with one or more cloud solutions on their own, without a critical eye for governance, security, optimization and efficiency (technically and fiscally). If you’re not having conversations about your customers’ existing public cloud subscriptions and how you can add much-needed (and critical) value, now’s the time to broach the subject and capture your share of the growing IaaS market. Here’s how:

4 steps to capture your share of the growing IaaS market

How to capture your share of the growing IaaS market after your customers have gone direct with their public cloud subscriptions.
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Learn about the Ingram Micro Solution Center Grad Program

Ingram Micro’s Solution Center Grad Program is competency-based training developed to meet the needs of sales professionals eager to develop their skills.
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