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Today’s data center is a technology hub for small businesses interested in utilizing cloud technology, mid-size companies who require technical experts to deliver a custom IT solution, and large enterprises who must meet industry regulations. An independent third-party data center like Multacom can provide its clients with the flexibility, agility, and technical expertise which enables them to change course rapidly based on shifting business requirements. How? Because Multacom is a carrier-neutral data center. In this post, we’ll explain what being “carrier neutral” actually means and why it should be a fundamental component of your data center selection. What Does Being...

What are your criteria for selecting a data center? We often see large colocation data centers promoting the fact that you should select their facility based on its close proximity to your office rather than the personalized service, scalability or advanced capabilities it can provide. Isn’t that wrong? Shouldn’t you be able to select a data center that’s farther from your office but offers the specific services and capabilities you’re looking for? A data center offering remote hands support enables you to do just that....

Multacom, the web host that makes the net work, has reaffirmed the Company’s leadership position in data center security and reliability with the successful completion of its annual SOC 2 Type 2 compliance audit. The facilities and infrastructure examination and corresponding Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Report were completed by an independent third-party auditor. The report’s findings provide assurance to all Multacom customers, especially those in regulated industries, of the quality and effectiveness of the Company’s data center operations.

Security is an ever-present challenge. Whether you’re talking about the physical security of an office building or network security, it’s a constant threat to your company’s well-being. So, you may think that comparing security measures in an in-house server room to a third-party data center is simply a matter of semantics. Let’s take a look. Your Server Room or an In-House Data Center? Consider that the building you’re in right now was most likely designed as an office building where people go to work every day. It was probably not designed with the intent to hold millions of electronic files...

When we send an Excel spreadsheet to a colleague in another city or a large graphics file to a customer in another country, we rarely, if ever, think about how it’s going to get there. What route will it take? How long will it take? Will it even arrive? Because no one network is large enough to connect every business around the globe, the movement of data across the Internet requires the connection of multiple networks to get your data from your location to its destination. The two, primary means of interconnection are peering and transit. In this post we’ll...

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