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In an ideal world, you’d locate your data centre wherever it was the cheapest to operate, and choose whether to build a new one, refurbish an existing site or move to an external host based solely on cost calculations. Reality is messier. Here are 10 key factors outside of basic expenses that can drive your data centre decisions.
Six months ago, Hurricane Sandy posed a major challenge for data centre operators across America’s north-east coast, and the lessons learned by businesses in that area are useful for anyone trying to plan their disaster recovery (DR) strategies. Here are ten issues to keep in mind, covering everything from checking that your software licences are still valid in your DR site to making sure staff have access to essential medicines.
Every app has its share of annoyances, but some are so popular that you’re just plain stuck using them — either because your friends do, because you need it for a particular gadget, or just because there’s no real alternative. Here are 10 popular apps that get on our nerves, and what you can do to fix them.