Data Realty Blog

Let Your Data Live Long & Prosper in 2015
Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:34

Many of our contacts are looking to use data to gain a competitive advantage next year and are asking us how to budget accordingly. One of the most difficult things is to arrive at realistic estimates for new initiatives, such as "big data" and analytics. Don’t push Business Intelligence initiatives off for another year; let us help you form a budget and timeline that is customized to your needs and phases.

White Paper Cover, "Disaster Preparedness & Business Continuity: A Shared Responsibility Between the C-Suite and the IT-Suite"
Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:35

Gibson, a regional insurance broker and risk management services firm, and Data Realty, a data center and data management firm, together, have released a white paper outlining best practices for businesses in order to prepare for a power outage. The paper, titled "Disaster Preparedness & Business Continuity: A Shared Responsibility between the C-Suite and the IT-Suite" discusses how businesses can plan for and work through one of the most common causes of business interruption - the power outage.

ND-Gain Index project
Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:43

When you have a 9-5 job seven days a week, you hear regularly about the same topics, the same industry experts, and the same processes. You can probably recite your company's sales pitch verbatim in your sleep, maybe even in a foreign language. It's no different with employees at a data company and our familiarity with data analytics.

Clean and healthy fuel sampled and photographed from Data Realty generators.
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:39

Our clients and maintenance team sleep easier at night knowing that our fuel supply is healthy and 100% ready to start our generators in the event of a power outage. Fuel is to a generator as blood is to a human heart. Data Realty recognizes that having clean and healthy fuel is imperative to delivering 100% uptime and is aggressive in using resources to ensure healthy fuel for our generators. 

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:36

We all know that computers generate heat (think how hot your laptop gets when you're really giving it a work-out). Imagine that heat multiplied by 1000+ servers in a data center, all "working-out." Because of this heat generation, cooling data center racks is a vital and costly endeavor.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:41

As data becomes more of an asset in the eyes of business owners, the "IT" team leaders are moving from the back room to the boardroom. Conversations about how to best manage valuable data are happening and people are looking to their CTO's, CIO's, and similar positions to lead the way in all things data. While some mid-sized businesses may not think they are ready for data analytics today, most admit they are planning to leverage data assets in the next three to five years. So what does this mean for today's strategy building? What can be done now to prepare for the future?

Tiers of data center classification system
Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:13

Data centers are increasing nationwide, so it only makes sense that an established system classifies and distinguishes them. With categorization into four different levels, data centers join the ranks of delicious and fancy cakes that are also organized into "tiers."

IT team actively setting up server cabinets at Data Realty
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:43

Many organizations have become largely dependent on the quality and availability of their IT applications and information for day-to-day operations. Disruptions to IT services for a few minutes can be very expensive to a business highly dependent on systems and applications. And, many organizations will experience reduced revenue and/or increased costs if they cannot access and use their primary software applications and data for an extended period of hours. These issues create a "fork in the road" for businesses as they decide whether to build their own data center space or lease space at a data center.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:38

The healthcare arena is dynamic, innovative, and in constant need of improvement. Sounds pretty intimidating, right? Fortunately, Data Analytics has emerged to play an exciting role in addressing key issues and creating new opportunities, as healthcare organizations aim to provide top quality care at a reduced cost. Data-driven solutions aim to tackle healthcare’s most pressing issues and bring the idea of Population Health Management to life.

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:04

Rewind back in time to your elementary school days. More specifically, think back to that super confidential top secret that you just had to tell your best friend − no, this couldn’t wait until recess! How would you reveal that you "have a crush on the new girl in school" or that your friend should "come over to play this afternoon" when said friend is sitting far across the room? How could you communicate with friends without a teacher, classmate, or your crush (gasp!) intercepting that secret message? Elementary school communications involved mirror writing, Pig Latin, and the occasional invisible ink; regardless of the complex method employed, the secret message was considered a success when it reached the friend safely.