Data Realty Blog

Disaster Ready Panel with Data Realty
Tue, 11/24/2015 - 08:47

It’s that time of year in business when departments are measured against annual goals and leaders make sure resources and processes are in place so team members can begin January on the right foot. Now is the time to update your corporate disaster recovery plan documentation, which should provide clarity and peace of mind to all team members.

Two figures holding connected cables.
Thu, 11/19/2015 - 09:10

Communication is an important part of our daily lives. Whether it’s Facebook message, Snapchat, or simple texting, we are connected to a whole network of people at the touch of a button. Virtual communication is great, especially when we use it to coordinate in-person interactions, too. "Meet me for coffee in ten minutes?", or "Meet me tomorrow to discuss the business plan?" might be something we’d send out regularly in an email or text.

Rack cabling at Data Realty Northern Indiana
Tue, 10/13/2015 - 10:04

Data Realty is excited to announce the decision of highly acclaimed “Top-5” global law firms to locate major portions of their data management and data center operations into the robust infrastructure at Data Realty Northern Indiana.

Racks in the data suite at Data Realty
Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:36

Anyone decorating their first apartment knows the woes and struggles of furniture shopping. Whether it,s getting lost in a massive IKEA, frantically calling your roommate to coordinate, or Google-searching the dimensions of your new kitchen, the frustrations can be endless.

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 11:09

Let’s be honest, the word "compliance" is not always the most exciting of terms. Its associations with "auditors," "certification," and "standards" might also make for a seemingly mundane blog topic. So, let’s start this off with a definition from the always exciting and rarely trustworthy Urban Dictionary…

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:20

"I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man" - Henry David Thoreau
Starting off an entry with a Thoreau quote means we’re getting ourselves into some powerful stuff! The American man of many talents definitely has a point here that water not only sustains life, but is also consumed by the wisest people. So what does water have to do with being smart in the Big Data world, then? Water becomes the sustaining force behind hydroelectric power - an energy used by the wisest data center management teams.

secure firewall
Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:22

Gatekeeper (n.) -- one that tends or guards a gate; a person who controls access

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition seems relatively basic, but the term "gatekeeper" is something that we have heard in many contexts: a business sale, a fable or legend, and any other situation with a decision process involved. The computing world also includes a "gatekeeper" with a complex network security system. Firewall, a software or hardware-based system, controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic by analyzing data and determining whether or not it should pass the "gate."

Caterpillar generator at Data Realty
Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:21

"Effective": a key adjective and measurement standard for operations in any industry. While data companies offer other businesses more effective data management, they must also ensure effective operations internally at their data centers. The "Power usage effectiveness," or PUE ratio, serves this purpose.

Indy Big Data Conference
Tue, 05/26/2015 - 13:00

Earlier this month, Aunalytics and Data Realty sponsored and presented at the Indy Big Data Conference. It was exciting for our team to be around so many other people all talking about data. Since we know many were not able to attend, we summarized key ideas every business decision maker should know.

computer motherboard
Sun, 05/03/2015 - 10:28

In the business world, it’s not enough to simply process a transaction or sale and hope for a repeat purchase the next time around. Successful businesses emphasize relationships and truly understanding the customers that they serve. Establishing these networks and customer loyalties involves repeated contact with the customers, knowledge of personal information, and a marketing strategy tailored to individual needs.