PhoenixNAP Blog

PhoenixNAP Blog

A Technology Blog for Technology Focused Professionals

The phoenixNAP technology blog focuses on providing reliable global IT news, information and trends to help businesses across all industries better utilize technology to fuel growth. Whether you are looking for information on disaster recovery solutions, hosting best practices or data center security, we help you stay up-to-date. Take a moment to browse our blog and feel free to leave us comments. We would love to hear what you think. Make sure to visit us on Twitter @phoenixNAP for more technology news.


Reevaluating the Elements of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans

Eliminating operational risks through business continuity and disaster recovery plans has been a strategic initiative for enterprises even in the...

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New Features to Enhance Security and Flexibility of your Infrastructure Management Platform

Today’s businesses require IT infrastructure that can scale with their needs and keep their data safe. Yet, the hectic lifestyle of a modern IT...

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Why Use Disaster Recovery as a Service? DRaaS Infographic

Disasters commonly disrupt business operations. There are natural disasters, and then there are just disasters. Gartner predicts that through...

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How to Keep Your Webhosting Customers Happy?

 WEBHOSTING – CUSTOMERS ARE IN THE KNOW

The market of webhosting is one with fierce competition and a growing number of entrants each day. If you...

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Using Virtual Private Data Center To Grow Your Business

CLOUD - THE COMPETITIVE EDGE

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Backups? Long-term Archiving? Yeah, Object Storage’s Got It Covered!

Anyone who has ever had to distribute massive file content has experienced first-hand that quickly finding and moving that data can be a...

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How To Reach New Web Hosting Clients 101: Niche Markets And More

With the number of web hosting providers growing exponentially, users are a having more and more difficult time choosing one, and providers...

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Big Data Analytics and HPDA in the Cloud: Bring It On, Genome!

Today I felt proud. It felt truly inspiring to be an employee of phoenixNAP.

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Closer Look:  Inside a Premier Data Center Facility

Have you been curious where your data lives, when you leave it in our care?

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Network-as-a-Service Driving Major CapEx to OpEx Shift

Acquiring Network Infrastructure

It’s good news all around in the CFO world! In the current economic climate, where companies hesitate to make...

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The Rise of Ransomware Attacks

In the last year the industry has seen a significant rise in threats where a ransom demand is being asked to stop some form of a cyber-attack,...

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Why Many Data Center Operators Fail and What You Can Do To Avoid It

 

From the time I began directing  data center operations for a multi-tenant colocation facility, I tried to keep an eye on the little things. It...

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Arizona Vetoed Statewide Cloud Migration and Data Center Consolidation Bill

The Arizona State Bill that would have required state agencies to migrate their IT resources and operations to the cloud, got vetoed last week by...

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Disaster Recovery: What Does a Disaster-proof Plan Entail?

Phone rings.

“Good Day Sir...I REGRET to inform you..“

"Who am I talking to?”

“John. Your CTO.”

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DNS Record Management: Best Practices to Get Organized Fast

If there ever was a challenge in the IP universe, managing DNS services across an enterprise with multiple zones and records sure counts as a big...

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Effects of EUs ‘Safe Harbor’ Ruling: Data Center Exodus

Surviving the Effects of EUs ‘Safe Harbor’ Ruling: Data Center Exodus

We have all witnessed the mayhem at the end of last year, when a decision of...

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Dedicated Server Hosting vs Public Cloud: How is it different?

Dedicated Server Hosting vs Public Cloud: How is it different?

Choosing your hosting option can prove vital for your business.

In fact it is...

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3 keys to Efficient Data Center Growth

 

How can I satisfy my growing computing demands and cut the costs?

This question is asked a lot. If you want to win in the game of increased...

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The Source of Truth. Using RAML to document REST API contracts

Why document API contracts?

In an ideal world, our programs, interfaces and APIs would not need documentation. Our clients would all be magical...

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Validating Data Center Redundancy

Ensuring your data remains always available and protected from external events is one of the most important aspects in selecting a data center...

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New Intel® E3-1200 v5 Servers: One of These is Unlike the Others

Something is most definitely different about the new E3-1200 v5 line that we just launched here at phoenixNAP. For the first time ever we have...

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Changing Clouds

How Dell, EMC, HP, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are Impacting Public Cloud

Recently the information technology world witnessed some fairly...

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RTB House - A Phoenix NAP Customer Experience

When companies begin to experience growth, there can be IT challenges and concerns that can arise. Some companies begin to question whether they...

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UC Berkeley Dept. of Statistics - a Phoenix NAP Customer Experience

Technology changes fast. And few environments witness the speed of that change as much as university campuses. The University of California,...

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Make-A-Wish: A Phoenix NAP Customer Experience

When one of the world's leading charities sets out to centralize software services so its chapters can leverage a standard suite of non-profit...

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New Year, New Opportunities for IT Infrastructure!

As the new year approaches it's time for businesses to reevaluate the past year(s) and develop strategies for the coming 12, 24 and 36 months. On...

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InfoArmor - A Phoenix NAP Customer Experience

Data security continues to take on increasing importance as how we live and work becomes more digital. Leading identity and privacy protection...

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Announcing: Phoenix NAP Cloud Backup for Veeam Cloud Connect

Backup Made Easy

In today's hyper-connected world, having a backup in place for your mission critical data is not just a smart business...

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Meeting the Demands - A Phoenix NAP Customer Experience

In today's rapid, fast-paced, hyper-connected world, it is no secret that online stability and performance are critical. Especially when it comes...

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Security Update re: Bash Bug / Shellshock

As you may have read or heard about, a new exploit sometimes referred to as the Bash Bug or Shellshock has been released that allows remote code and...

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Phoenix NAP Customer Experience

Have you ever looked at a consumer review when buying something online? Most of us have. But what about when your business is looking for the...

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The New Intel Xeon E5 V3 Processor Performance

Earlier this month, Phoenix NAP introduced several new additions to our bare metal server portfolio including the brand new, highly anticipated,...

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A Few Quick Business Tips for Summer Holidays!

 

It’s summer time!

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Defining Hybrid Cloud

The need to maximize productivity has made large scale enterprise cloud adoption the norm for many organizations. The next level of cloud...

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Server Side Chat: How Phoenix NAP looks at Customer Service

Since I’m still somewhat new to Phoenix NAP’s marketing team, I wanted to learn a bit more about what makes us tick as an organization....

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Bare Metal Dedicated Servers vs Public Cloud: Dedicated Server’s Story

Last week’s blog explored some of the pros and cons of public cloud. This week Phoenix NAP is exploring bare metal dedicated servers and offering...

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Bare Metal Dedicated Servers vs Public Cloud: Cloud’s Story

With the continued buzz about cloud, Phoenix NAP is finding that customers are having an increasingly difficult time determining which hosting...

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5 Webhosting ‘Must Haves’ for Your E-commerce Site

In our ‘always on’ world, your online business never sleeps. Your customers are shopping at all hours and expect a fast, convenient and effortless...

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3 Hidden Costs Webhosting Companies Shouldn’t Ignore

Like any smart business, the best web hosting companies are constantly looking for ways to stay a step (or five) ahead of the competition. From...

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Exploring How Cloud Solutions Increase Performance and Reduce Costs: How Phoenix NAP's Partnerships with VMware, Brocade, Supermicro & Nexenta are Helping Customers

Here at Phoenix NAP we are on a mission to deliver the most cost effective, customizable, high performance infrastructure solutions in the market. We...

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Small Businesses Deserve More than One Week!

Small businesses drive local communities, and support the nation’s economy. Last week the nation observed many of the achievements and...

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Phoenix NAP at HostingCon 2014

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What IT Infrastructure Challenges Are You Facing?

What’s the best kind of IT infrastructure? The one you don’t have to spend time worrying about. The one that puts your business in front of your...

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Four Ways to Support SaaS Growth with Bare Metal Dedicated Servers

For SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) providers focused on growing their business at break-neck speeds, having the right IT infrastructure platform is...

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Planned Maintenance on Phoenix NAP Phone System - Tuesday, February 4, 2014

On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, our phone system will be down for maintenance starting at 12:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST). Down times will last...

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Great New Updates for Our Cloud Solutions

It has been a productive year for Phoenix NAP’s Cloud Services. Changes to all of our cloud architectures have enabled noteworthy updates for...

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Our Ashburn Data Center Now Supports VDPC Services!

Phoenix NAP is ringing in the New Year by extending our Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) services to our Ashburn location! Already housing...

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What does "Best" really mean when searching for a dedicated server provider?

I often visit industry forums, such as WebHostingTalk.com, to see what the web hosting world is chatting about. After all, what better way to learn...

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3 Ways to Keep Your Web Hosting Customers Longer

It’s no secret at this point that, on average, it costs 4-6 times more to attract and convert a new customer than it does to keep an existing one....

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5 Questions Web Hosts Should Be Asking

As a web hosting company, you are constantly working to ensure a fantastic experience for your growing list of customers. Many times, that means...

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New Channel Division!

Have you heard the exciting news? We have a new Channel Division at Phoenix NAP! Aiming to support partners who want to offer our products, services...

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Hope to See You Next Week!

With less than a week until HostingCon 2013 and only three days until the 5th annual Phoenix NAP bar crawl, we are getting very excited to see old...

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You Asked, and We Delivered!

With the launch of our IdeaScale community, we’ve been able to receive direct feedback, requests and suggestions from our clients, further opening up...

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HostingCon 2013 and the 5th Annual Bar Crawl!

Five Years! Man has time flown! Another year has passed and I find myself here preparing for our 5th annual bar crawl. This year we are returning to...

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Backup Email: Secure Your Communications

This week we are excited to welcome guest blogger and technical writer for DNS Made Easy, Evan Daniels.

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Google+ and The Changing Social Media Landscape

For those that have not been using it, some significant changes occurred yesterday within Google+. The UI received a major update, and I, for one,...

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What People Are Saying About Phoenix NAP

New to Phoenix NAP? Want to learn about us? See what others are saying about us and be sure to visit our website for more testimonials and case...

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Is Phoenix an Internet Hub?

For years, Los Angeles has been thought of as the main West Coast Internet hub in the United States. And while the city certainly still holds that...

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Mobile App of the Moment...Hootsuite

Tweetdeck, Buffer, Hootsuite. We’ve all heard of them and most of us use some version or another of any of these three social media management...

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Mobile App of the Moment - TweetDeck ... For Now

Those of us in the public relations / marketing / social media realm are fully aware of the proliferation of social channels, and how brands are...

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Your Opinion Matters!

Since launching our Phoenix NAP Community, an online resource for our cloud customers to post, share, comment and vote on various ideas, in early...

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Google+: 6 Best Practices for Brands

Guest blog by Nicki Escudero

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7 Important Things for Businesses to Consider When Evaluating Dedicated Server Providers

Starting or growing your online business can be nerve racking, and selecting a Dedicated Server provider should not have to add to your frustration....

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More Exciting Changes at Phoenix NAP!

This week we were excited to announce that Phoenix NAP Secured Servers, leading supplier of top-of-the-line, value-focused, web hosting and...

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Photo Recap: Waste Management Phoenix Open 2013

Last week Phoenix NAP spent time at the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open. Thank you to all of our clients who came out! It was great meeting with...

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Firewall and Storage Solutions Now Available!

We are excited to announce that Phoenix NAP's Secured Servers solution is now offering hardware firewall and storage capabilities to its clients....

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Mobile App of the Moment- Spotlight on MobileDay

Like many of my colleagues in the tech world I spend the majority of my day participating in conference calls and meetings. The agendas and topics...

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With a Little Help From Our Friends

Its' no big revelation that customers are more connected than ever to the companies and businesses they support. Social media has indelibly brought...

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A Year in Review

Phoenix NAP President Ian McClarty recently sat down to reflect back on the past year and also discussed what to look for in 2013 at Phoenix NAP.

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Saying Goodbye to 2012…

A look back at the past year at Phoenix NAP

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Just What is Hardware-as-a-Service?

Over the past few years, there has been (and continues to be) a big push by many organizations to keep IT costs in check and move more toward an...

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Expanding Our Global Cloud Presence

On Monday Phoenix NAP excitedly unveiled its second North American cloud node. Located inside Latisys, leading data center and colocation provider in...

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Guest Post: Intellectual Property Rights at Risk in The Cloud?

Guest post by Will Lowrey, Director of Product Management at CX

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It's National Preparedness Month ... How is Your DR/BC Plan?

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), each September since 2004...

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Leaving Beta Behind

Time goes by fast. PhoenixNAP Secured Cloud is nearing its one-year birthday and with it, moving out of beta status. This milestone is a significant...

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Capturing an Audience with Video Marketing

At Phoenix NAP, we do our fair share of trade show marketing. In fact, we utilize a giant video display at these events to showcase some messages...

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How Google Fiber Impacts the Market

Google has been spearheading “bandwidth to home” in a great way. This could be a game changer for most cable and DSL providers who throttle bandwidth...

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Phoenix NAP Celebrates Two Year Anniversary!

As we celebrate Phoenix NAP’s second year anniversary, we sat down with Phoenix NAP President Ian McClarty to discuss the progress the world-class...

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Going Mobile on the Cloud

This week we are excited to welcome guest contributor Daniza Matura from Broadband Expert.

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Social Media for IT

With IT solutions like cloud computing, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) continuing to gain popularity, the number...

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Phoenix NAP to Attend HostingCon 2012, Host Bar Crawl

Just under three weeks to go and I think I speak for our entire team when I say we are truly excited for HostingCon 2012! Not only will it be our...

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E5 Servers Coming Soon to Phoenix NAP Secured Servers

Intel has a widely publicized Tick-Tock release schedule, where every two years we see the release of the “next generation of processor” followed by...

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Guest Post From IOFlood.com

This week we are thrilled to welcome Gabriel Ramuglia, president of IOFlood.com as a guest writer.

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Phoenix NAP Secured Cloud Software Updates

This was a big week for Phoenix NAP Secured Cloud, as we completed and released a handful of updates to the software, following feedback from our...

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Why Own Your Servers?

Deciding whether to own your servers is a big decision. And in many instances, the business need or project needs to be taken into account. For...

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How a Future-Proof Data Center Helps You Meet Demands

Future-proof. It is a lofty concept and goal, to be sure. Especially with the speed at which technology is changing and new IT solutions are...

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Don't Overlook Deployment Strategies in the Rush to Cloud!

Planning a cloud IaaS deployment strategy can be a daunting task. Companies spend months and months attempting to understand which applications and...

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Your Data Center Is At Full Capacity, What Do You Do Now?

Typically when IT professionals say that a data center is at full capacity, they refer to available conditioned power and cooling. Correspondingly,...

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Mission Statements - What They Mean to You

Many companies have mission statements, and some even elaborate on them to great degree with detailed explanations of core values that support the...

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'One Size Fits All’ may work for hats, but not IT Infrastructure

Gone are the days of being forced into so called “solutions” that don’t match your organizations needs as closely as they should. Whether you’re an...

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Disaster Recovery for Cloud

The rapid growth of the IT industry has pushed disaster recovery into the forefront. Transforming from a simple concept derived from computer center...

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Cloud - What the Price is Going On?

The past couple of months have seen a lot of activity regarding pricing for cloud solutions with a number of providers dropping what they charge...

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Guest Post From Daikin McQuay

This week we are extremely excited to have a guest post from Barry Naegele, Director of Daikin McQuay Modular Central Plant Solutions Sales.

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The Pros and Cons of Cloud

We have previously discussed what cloud computing is. This week we are focusing on the pros and cons of cloud.

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Data Center Security - Auditing Standards

One of the most important features of any data center is its security. After all, companies are trusting their valuable and mission critical data to...

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What is Cloud Computing?

As the concept of cloud computing continues to create a strong buzz throughout the IT industry, companies are scrambling to research this latest, and...

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Green Strategies

How can a data center that uses 10s of megawatts in power be considered green? You might be surprised.

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Welcome to the Phoenix NAP Blog!

As a full service data center, Infrastructure- as-a-Service (IaaS) provider and leader in technology systems and solutions, Phoenix NAP focuses on...

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