Data Realty Blog

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 10:48

Today, as we move further into the information age, we are experiencing an economic transformation similar to the American Industrial Revolution. Thinking back to the Industrial Revolution’s use of resources like wood, coal, and water, then consider the opportunities available with the "raw materials" of today’s revolution − data. Sure, we type away on computers and understand the information available through technology, but do we understand just how revolutionary this data impact will be?

Vintage envelopes with postage
Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:11

With the holidays sadly behind us, and the adorable decorations put away, we decided to reflect on our cheerful wall of holiday greeting cards we’ve received from other businesses over the past year. Some were personal, others funny or clever, and some were not so personal… but all revealed clues as to how well businesses are utilizing their information and data sets (or not).

South Bend Tribune article by Kevin Allen
Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:31

When Data Realty executives announced in 2011 that they would build a new data center at Ignition Park, company President Rich Carlton decided to read up on Studebaker history. After all, the state-certified technology park is on the very ground that for decades was the smoking, clanging heart of Studebaker’s vehicle business. 

Tornado in dark sky approaching green field.
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 09:44

In 1939, MGM’s The Wizard of Oz, proved both a "technicolor triumph" and an introduction to the consequences of severe weather. Dorothy was transported from a sepia-toned Kansas to the mystical Oz via tornado; however, most of us would not benefit from such a fate. Tornadoes are a threat to the safety of our homes, our businesses, and our cities. With today’s world of Big Data, tornadoes can also damage our society’s information. A 2012 report indicated that losses of up to $140,000/facility were incurred at downtown data centers impacted by tornado damage.

South Bend Tribune article by Kevin Allen
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 17:34

Last fall, Data Realty became the first tenant to move into Ignition Park, the state-certified technology park located on former Studebaker land south of downtown. One year later, the data storage and analytics company has doubled its employment to more than 20 workers and continues to fill space in its 45,000-square-foot data center.

Pie Chart: 100% Uptime & Access
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:42

 Data Realty’s first data center has been so successful that the team of employees has doubled on its first anniversary of opening. We celebrate the 365th day of uninterrupted service − with an impressive 100% up time − at the Midwest data center located inside South Bend’s Ignition Park.

Graph of length of time since last blood donation
Sat, 10/12/2013 - 11:17

It’s no secret that large companies in numerous industries are utilizing Big Data and analytics to drive their business and generate revenue. But, could Big Data also play a major role in saving people’s lives? The answer undoubtedly, is yes!

Brandon Krathwohl receives Employee of the Month recognition
Fri, 10/11/2013 - 13:44

Data Realty recognizes its integral role in the South Bend community as it serves local mid-sized businesses and their data needs. Data Realty furthers this commitment to community by hiring Brandon Krathwohl − a capable, hardworking individual that happens to be disabled. Krathwohl graduated from Riley High School in 2009 and began his career with Project Search where he was trained on the job and in the classroom at Memorial Hospital.

2013 Summer Interns
Mon, 09/30/2013 - 13:46

Data Realty celebrates the end of their first business internship program and a successful summer. Representing Indiana University South Bend (IUSB), University of Notre Dame, and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), the team of nine interns worked on projects involving over ten relevant industries and thirty prospective customers. The interns’ research and presentations generated fresh ideas and excitement for Data Realty’s growing business opportunities.

Sun, 08/11/2013 - 17:32

For centuries of human history, some of the world's brightest minds were focused on trying to turn lead into gold. That never worked, of course, but the digital economy is making a new type of alchemy possible. In the information age, data can be as good as gold. With the right information and the right algorithm, companies can target marketing to their most-promising customers, figure out the best time of day for a sales call and make all sorts of other predictions to help them run their businesses better.