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Big Data Brings Need for Robust Data Center Strategies

April 29, 2014  |  Written by Chris Downie, Chief Executive Officer

These days, big data is making big waves across many industries. From healthcare to media to the enterprise, more and more businesses are finding themselves amassing large amounts of customer data.

In many cases, that’s a very good thing. While some businesses are scrambling to try to figure out what to do with all of the data they’re acquiring, others are finding ways to use big data to boost customer loyalty and make more informed decisions.

No matter how your business is using big data, one thing is clear: the need for more robust data center strategies is growing as big data gains more popularity. If you want to make the most of the incredible opportunities that big data presents, you need a data center strategy that enables large-scale growth, flexibility, privacy, and more.

In a Gartner release about the Internet of Things—one of many elements driving a push towards big data—Joe Skorupa of Gartner noted a few data center challenges that will likely come along with the rise of the IoT and big data, including some of the following:

  • Security: How will businesses manage security around the myriad IoT devices connected to data center?
  • Privacy: What can companies do to guarantee that customer data stays safe?
  • Data: Where will the enormous amounts of data associated with the IoT and big data be stored?
  • Data-center network: Is the network robust enough to handle large increases in traffic associated with big data?

Big data brings with it big possibilities, but only if it’s also associated with a data center strategy that addresses challenges like those mentioned above. Is your current data center strategy robust enough to handle the massive influx of data happening in the world today?

Here at Telx, we’re well equipped to handle any business needs, from small business networking to big data. While we can’t craft your data center strategy for you, we can assist you in doing so while giving you the tools that your business needs to succeed in today’s data-driven world. Our scalable, flexible, and custom data center solutions enable success throughout all phases of business, including growth through big data.

If you’d like to learn more about any of Telx’s data center services, or about how Telx can help enable your business to succeed with big data, get in touch with us via the contact page of our site, or by Facebook or Twitter.

Chris Downie

Chris Downie

Chief Executive Officer

Chris has over 24 years of experience in the finance and communications industries. From June 2007 to August 2013 Chris served as President and CFO of Telx. Prior to Telx, Chris was responsible as CFO, COO and ultimately Principal Executive Officer for leading the finance, operating and corporate strategy for Motient Corporation, a leading satellite services company developing expansive communications platforms in North America. Before Motient, he served in varying financial and operational consulting capacities for communications client as part of Communications Technology Advisors (CTA). Before CTA, he was a co-founder and Chief Financial Officer for a competitive telecommunications company, BroadStreet Communications. Prior to his operational roles, Chris spent 10 years in investment banking executing corporate finance transactions in the communications sector at Daniels & Associates, LP and Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. He holds an MBA from New York University and a BA from Dartmouth College.