Cloud

How Data Centers Adapted to Disruption in 2020

The data center sector rose to the challenge of 2020.

This was Jon Hjembo's opening message during his review of the interconnection sector during PTC '21.  

Stuck in the Middle Mile With You

A new class of network provider has emerged, optimizing connectivity between the office and the cloud. What do they offer? How do they do it? And what’s happening between the core backbone and local access?

TeleGeography Principal Analyst Erik Kreifeldt is in the house and Greg is asking the big questions about internet middle mile.

Data Center Matchmaking: Finding Your Dream Combo of Connectivity and Cost

🎶Matchmaker, Matchmaker,
Make me a match,
Find a facility
That's a real catch
Matchmaker, Matchmaker
Knows what I need,
The most connectivity🎶 

Remote Work After COVID-19

Our interests often find a way into our research. And that happened in 2020, as our genuine curiosity around the future of the workplace came up across our research catalog.

We covered COVID-related changes in bandwidth demand, WAN-related challenges to going remote, and data center impacts—all relevant topics to the evolution of the modern office.

It's no surprise, then, that we were fascinated by a new analysis of 800 different jobs.

Snow Falling on Data Centers

Snow cooling data centers.

Indeed, it's a cool idea (pun intended) and some Japanese companies are already using this natural resource to keep their data centers frosty.

This story makes our monthly list of recommended telecom stories, as does a recap of our recent webinar on international bandwidth deployment  and coverage of 5G services in Asia. 

Data Center Sector Remains Stable in Uncertain Times

As we publish the latest update to our Data Center Research Service, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to turn the global marketplace on its head.

Network and data center services have never been more critical to connect a world in relative isolation. That's why we supplemented our 2020 data center site survey by asking global data center operators for their assessment of the pandemic's impact on their operations as of September 2020. (We shared some preliminary findings earlier this year.)

Here's the latest report.

Exploring the Cloud, Overland and Undersea

Where is the cloud?

 

Here's a very simple answer: Asia is home to the most cloud data centers (122) with the United States and Canada not too far behind (98). Together these regions account for 67% of the world’s cloud data centers, with Europe housing 23% and Latin America just 2%.

Sample Our Voice, Network, and WAN Research

We've made it to that slow and hazy last week of July. Seems like a good time  to shake things up and share some free research. 

Fact: you can sample the data that fuels blog posts like this and this and this. Keep scrolling to browse report content that's currently available to download at no cost. 

How to Connect to the Cloud

A simple broadband connection to the internet remains one of the most common ways to access cloud networks and services. But as these services and architectures evolve, so do the ways companies can connect.

Today we're sharing our guide to connecting to cloud services from our Cloud and WAN Infrastructure service. (For more on cloud service providers and related geography, jump over to our interactive Cloud Infrastructure Map.)

What to Know About Connecting to Your IaaS Provider

Around three in four enterprises that responded to our latest WAN Manager Survey reported having more than one infrastructure as a service (IaaS) partner. Azure and AWS were easily the most frequently cited by participants; 60% were using one or both of these providers.

With this in mind, how are enterprises connecting to their IaaS providers and why would you select one method over another? And what's the global geographic distribution of cloud providers looking like these days?