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ColocationGuard & Friendship Circle invites you to a sponsorship appreciation event. Sunset Cruise and Fireworks An evening of gratitude to the generous individuals who make a difference in the lives of people with special needs. Thursday August 23rd Gold Eagle Boat Boat opens 7:00pm Boat sails 7:30 – 10:00pm Belmar Marina, Belmar, NJ Register: friendsnj.com/events/sunsetcruise/ […]

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The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch in effect from late Monday night, March 13 through late Tuesday night, March 14. The nor’easter is forecasted to bring heavy snow along with strong and potentially damaging winds that will create hazardous travel conditions throughout Tuesday. The City has issued a hazardous travel advisory for […]

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Whether or not your startup is helmed by someone with a heart full of passion and a head full of ideas, at the end of the day it needs employees if it’s going to stay afloat. And the quality of those employees – together with whether or not they’re actually invested in the business – […]

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Last December, Verizon announced the first successful deployment of a 200g connection between New York and Boston. This connection, first tested in a field trial back in 2013, saw the carrier effectively double the capacity of a fiber, both reducing the cost per bit and doubling the efficiency of network traffic when compared against current […]

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A roundup of the best Big Data, SysAdmin, & Startup / Small Business content from September. The new iPhone is here! And you can get it in rose gold! If you didn’t get caught up in iPhone-mania, there was also a kid getting arrested for bringing a clock he built to school. But don’t worry, […]

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In IT, there was a time when it was enough to show a hiring manager that you knew your way around a network – that you had the requisite knowledge to be an administrator. That is no longer the case. Certifications are now more important than ever, both to the hiring process and the workplace. […]

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A roundup of the best Big Data, SysAdmin, & Startup / Small Business content from August. Cars are getting hacked, Netscape turns 20, and Google becomes ABC? It’s certainly been an interesting month, but before you spend all your time scouring the Internet for the latest rumors of what’s coming at Apple’s big event in […]

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Move over, Silicon Valley. New York isn’t ready to be counted out just yet. Quite the contrary, business in the booming metropolis has never been better – especially if you’re working in the tech industry. “New York has been the fastest-growing technology startup ecosystem in the United States over the past two years, and currently […]

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I like to think that the length of time an organization’s been at the top of its field is proportional to the likelihood that someone within the company’s going to say something stupid. Look, for example, at a recent blog post by Oracle’s Chief Security Officer, Mary Ann Davidson. Titled “No, You Really Can’t,” the […]

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No matter what way you swing it, the tech industry has a problem with women. From Silicon Valley’s “Dave Rule” to Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe’s lawsuit against the company for sexual harassment, the news media is rife with stories of sexism and discrimination. It’s no surprise, then, that women still feel generally unwelcome in tech […]

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A roundup of the best Big Data, SysAdmin, & Startup / Small Business content from July. We hope you had a great 4th of July! We’ve now reached the halfway point of 2015 and companies are starting to look towards 2016 and beyond already. New technologies are being announced every day as the seemingly impossible […]

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The eCommerce market has seen better days. From the high-profile crash of fab.com towards the beginning of 2013 to the move by many eCommerce brands to embrace traditional brick-and-mortar retail, the industry seems very much to be on the decline. On one hand, that’s not entirely surprising. “The challenge with e-commerce is the customers,” writes […]

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Quick – what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word ‘startup?’ If you’re like most people, you’re thinking about an up-and-coming founder, probably in their early to mid twenties, whose energy is as boundless as their ambition. A workplace that encourages creativity,  self-expression and hard work. What about big business? […]

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By default, SSH automatically disconnects inactive or idle connections after a certain interval. Unfortunately, for those of us who regularly work using SSH as a medium, this can get pretty frustrating. Simply stepping out to use the washroom or going to grab a coffee can lead to a disconnect – and lost work as a […]

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The commonly-held notion is that lawmakers are behind the times – that they lack a thorough understanding of how modern technology actually functions. After witnessing what took place in Chicago last week, it’s hard to argue with that idea. In a move that shows about as much insight as the legendary “series of tubes” comment […]

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A roundup of the best Big Data, SysAdmin, & Startup / Small Business content from June.   As we head into the Summer months it may seem harder to sit in front of your computer, but that doesn’t mean the tech world slows down. This is the time of year that we start seeing companies […]

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Last week, in preparation for the 2015 Telecom Exchange conference, ColocationGuard’s Ruben Magurdumov sat down for an interview with Jaymie Scotto of JSA TV. He had a few very interesting details to discuss. Most notable among them was how the recently-announced OCG partnership will impact the company’s current roadmap.

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There are three things that are certain about big data: There’s a lot of it. Most people don’t understand what it actually is. The media likes to make grandiose, sweeping claims about “The Next Big Thing” in data, some of which inevitably turn out false. Most recently, there’s been buzz that Hadoop – and batch […]

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If you’re working in the financial services sector, then there’s a good chance you’re eventually going to need to upgrade your infrastructure. Maybe you’re toying with the idea of building your own data center. After all, that’s the best way to manage all your IT demands, right? And it’s not like there isn’t a precedent […]

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A roundup of the best Big Data, SysAdmin, & Startup / Small Business content from May.   We just celebrated Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, which means Summer is right around the corner. In case you missed it, we recently announced that Optical Communications Group (OCG), a leading fiber optic connectivity provider based in New […]

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So, you want to found a startup in New York City? That’s not terribly surprising. It is the fastest-growing startup ecosystem in the world. That’s doubly true if you’re involved in the technology industry, which is currently experiencing a boom that’s been turning heads left and right. We’ll spare you the details. After all, we’ve […]

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Apparently, changing the world once wasn’t enough for Mark Zuckerberg. Now, he’s trying to do it again – through an initiative known as Internet.org. You’ve probably heard of it by now; a Facebook-led coalition that plans to bring free Internet access to people in developing countries. Until recently, it was a bit…restrictive on who it […]

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The Chief Technology Officer has always been an agent of change. Far from simply controlling a business’s technological tools, the role has always had its fingers dipped into a number of different departments – from IT, to management, to Research and Development.  As noted by a White Paper from 1994, the CTO’s role traditionally involves […]

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A roundup of the best Big Data, SysAdmin, & Startup / Small Business content from April. The biggest news of the month is actually our own, as we announced plans to expand our Brooklyn Data Center from 20,000 sq. ft. to 50,000! To celebrate that news we’re offering your first month of colocation free on […]

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There are plenty of people who don’t bother doing a whole lot with their SSID. They’re just content to leave it the way it is – whether it’s just a manufacturer’s label or a corporate moniker. Then there are the folks who can’t help but get a little creative…and a little strange. Here are a […]

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The birth of big data and the advancement of analytics has given rise to a new job title – data scientist. With a role somewhat similar to that of a traditional analyst, these men and women manage, organize, and examine the overwhelming torrents of information produced by modern businesses. Not surprisingly, the nature of big […]

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It can be hard in the weeks leading up to and directly following April Fools to discern what “news” stories you need to pay attention to. That’s why we’ve put together this roundup of what we thought to be the most important news that you wouldn’t want to miss. There’s been tech companies closing, platforms […]

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I’m not certain anyone could have really predicted it would happen: data center colocation is on the fast track to becoming one of the largest fields in the tech industry. In 2014 alone, global revenue exploded to reach a total of $25 billion. If analysts are to be believed, that number is going to nearly […]

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On Thursday, Github – one of the most popular code repositories in the world – was hit by an absolutely massive DDoS attack. Identified as the largest in Github’s history, the attack is also one of the most sophisticated we’ve yet seen. According to Github, it makes use of a wide array of attack vectors […]

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one. You’re in IT, and one of your managers has no idea how firewalls work, doesn’t think his computer ever needs to update, and still uses Internet Explorer. Guess what? They’re the one you report to. Awesome, right? All of us have dealt with bad bosses at one point […]

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It may be the shortest month of the year, but what it lacked in days, it more than made up for with news and updates from around the web. The FCC finally held their historic vote on the future of the Internet as a public utility, one of the largest healthcare insurers was hacked, we […]

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Hurricane Sandy may not have been the most devastating storm ever to hit the East Coast – that dubious honor is held by 2005’s Katrina – but it was certainly one of the most memorable. Primarily, this is tied to where the storm was focused. See, one of the cities hit by Sandy was New […]

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The life of an entrepreneur is by no means an easy one. It’s given to long hours, incredible risk, and more stress than most people can handle. I’m sure most of you wouldn’t give that up for the world. Even so, it can be good to step back and take a break – to leave […]

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Welcome to a new year and our first monthly roundup of the content that we felt was the most interesting, the most useful, and definitely not to be missed. The start of a new year is always full of new announcements (CES 2015 kicked off), new predictions (up to 100 years in the future), and […]

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“Big data isn’t just about multi-terabyte datasets hidden inside eventually-concurrent distributed databases in the cloud, or enterprise-scale data warehousing, or even the emerging market in data,” writes Oreilly’s Alasdair Allan. “It’s also about the hidden data you carry with you all the time; the slowly growing datasets on your movements, contacts and social interactions.” That […]

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There’s a lot of misinformation on the web about big data, though that shouldn’t really come as any great surprise. That’s the problem with buzzwords – plenty of people use the terms with only a minimal understanding of the concepts they’re meant to represent. Today, we’re going to do our part to clear away some […]

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In an ever-increasingly technologically based world, even small changes to your code base, network infrastructure, or server configuration can create critical blows to a business. While these should be obvious, they’re also the easiest to ignore and/or forget. Here are 6 administration do’s and don’ts that can prevent disaster: 1. Don’t Test Things In Production […]

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They may have already cut the ribbon, and opened the doors of the NSA’s new, massive, future-scale data center, but the wow-factor of it’s many technological capabilities still seems just as fresh as the day we bought it with our tax dollars. Here are 5 mind blowing facts about the new Utah data center. 1. […]

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IPsmarx, a proven telecom and communications technology provider who was founded in 2001,  has been a ColocationGuard customer and partner since 2009. Offering both competitive consumer and business centric solutions, their flagship products include the IPsmarx Class 5 Softswitch, Multi-Tenant IP-PBX and their Breeze Mobile VoIP Application, all running on ColocationGuard’s industry leading, carrier neutral, […]

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While certainly not a new term, ‘Big Data’ is still widely wrought with misconception or fuzzy understanding at best. Yet this data concept is having one of the biggest fundamental impacts on the modern business, development solutions and hosting solutions abroad of just about any other technology available to the web. Big Data, while impossible […]

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Relentless uptime. Incredible cost savings. Data Center technology is changing rapidly, especially when we consider all the exciting technologies popping up in the server virtualization space like the OpenStack project and the Apache Foundation’s CloudStack. But what does data center consolidation mean in terms of dollars and cents for you, Mr. eCommerce Pioneer? It means […]

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Lets start with the basics – what is Managed Colocation? Managed Colocation is a colocation hosting solution with an enhanced level of service added that provides customers with dedicated resources at the data center who manage everything from upgrades, network setup and configuration, server configuration, new server deployment, patch implementation, round the clock support and […]

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Your business is exploding. Every month you look at your reports and let out great belts of jubilation. High-fives all around. But then it happens. Your systems go down. First for a few minutes, and then for hours. You speak with the IT staff at the colocation facility, where a major storm has knocked out […]

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Finding high quality IT support that doesn’t come at a high price can be a significant challenge in todays growing IT economy. For a vast majority of businesses, being nickel and dimed to death for simple phone calls, reboot requests and the like have become the new norm. ColocationGuard is delivering a paradigm shift in […]

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Does your company handle protected health information (PHI) as a part of your daily business operations? Did you know that non-compliance to the numerous standards set forth by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) could result in significant financial penalties for your company? Many range from $10,000 to $50,000 for one time violations, […]

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The modern entrepreneur is looking for superior network infrastructure to meet the demands of their thriving business. Time is money, and with the explosive expansion of ecommerce, the old adage has never rung truer. Unfortunately, hefty price tags often associated with high performance dedicated or cloud hosting solutions steal valuable dollars from a businesses operational […]

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Data center technology is rapidly changing. While the proliferation of  open source software has been erupting at a rapid pace for some time now, it appears the ‘open’ wave is starting to crash in to the sandy shores of the older IT data center model – you know the one – closed, privatized, commercial hardware solutions […]

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Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 may not be a term you’re familiar with, but it is an auditing standard that replaced it’s older predecessor, Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70), and has direct implications to business owners who are paying for data center services, or are a data center […]

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GalaxyVisions and ColoGuard are honored to provide you with world-class Internet hosting and colocation solutions throughout the year. We are grateful for the trust you place in our business and employees to deliver services to your continued success.

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