Infrastructure Sourcing

CIOs constantly wrestle with five common infrastructure sourcing problems and finding the solutions is no easy task. IT Infrastructure Sourcing. This is complex stuff. It’s difficult to find and decipher the most meaningful data and transform it into useful data. In a mission to assemble real-world transaction data, we’ve created a proprietary data repository that … Continued

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OurLeadershipTeam PeterGross

Peter Gross joins company board of advisors to help address environmental and social responsibility challenges in enterprise data centers and outsourced co-location SANTA MONICA, Calif. – April 24, 2012.  RampRate, the premier sourcing advisor for selecting locations and suppliers in IT infrastructure and cloud computing, today announced that data center innovator Peter Gross has agreed … Continued

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RampRate Secret Sauce

For casual readers, the one part of RampRate’s business that is externally visible and shines through in the blogs and articles is the SPY Index. With 137,000+ quotes it puts a real backing on our opinions, and gives some precision in estimating everything from power cost margins for suppliers that charge per circuit to impact … Continued

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Data Center Industry

By Alex Veytsel and Tony Greenberg In the hubbub over the Google and Verizon new net neutrality plan, a couple of things stand out: 1) There is no actual deal, just a proposed compromise that no one actually likes 2) Everyone seems to be confused about the new,  private Internet While more viable than its critics … Continued

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Hosting Uptime Assumptions & Mistakes

Hosting Uptime

One of the biggest mistakes that buyers make when outsourcing for the first time is assuming that their internal performance standards (usually tuned to “net” server uptime) are what the provider is promising, whereas most of the time what they’re getting is a “gross” site uptime that excludes pre-scheduled maintenance and force majeure. We covered … Continued

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