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Data Centers ensure connectivity in our digital society

Data Centers ensure connectivity in our digital society

These days we can’t imagine being without the internet. We use it for business apps, financial transactions, data sharing, gaming, online shopping, and much more. But how to stay online for all that?
Dedicated Server Hosting vs Colocation

Dedicated Server Hosting vs Colocation

All companies have different kinds of needs when it comes down to hosting. Colocation and dedicated servers are two types of services offered by a hosting provider.
Unplanned Downtime: Data Center vs. On Premise (part two)

Unplanned Downtime: Data Center vs. On Premise (part two)

As an organization, you want to experience as little downtime as possible to guarantee the continuity of business processes. How can you make sure that the downtime is kept to a minimum? The answer is simple: reduce the risks and prepare a plan B.
Downtime: Planned versus unplanned (part one)

Downtime: Planned versus unplanned (part one)

Several crucial factors determine the success of a company. In the current digital economy, having reliable systems is key. Downtime of systems seriously affects business success, depending on the frequency and duration.
Security measures for your corporate network

Security measures for your corporate network

Nowadays, more and more corporate devices and systems are connected via the internet to exchange information. The “internet of things” is becoming an increasingly significant and almost tangible matter, including business applications, cloud infrastructure, and data storage.
Colocation: Security within a Data Center

Colocation: Security within a Data Center

Today, securing your data is more critical than ever. Data centers offer different solutions to protect networks against cyber threats.
Behind the scenes of global game hosting and security

Behind the scenes of global game hosting and security

When you want to host a new game, installing new servers and maintaining their security is essential.
Amsterdam temporarily puts a hold on building new data centers

Amsterdam temporarily puts a hold on building new data centers

Amsterdam has the largest cluster of data centers in Europe, putting a big load on the electricity grid and forcing the local government to put a hold on further expansions.
Why do businesses choose for fiber to the office?

Why do businesses choose for fiber to the office?

The digital revolution has caused explosive growth in the amount of data traffic – welcome to the digital economy!
Rotterdam as digital data hub

Rotterdam as digital data hub

In the face of growing problems with congestion on Amsterdam networks, the digital data hub in Rotterdam is becoming one of the most important connectivity nodes in the world.
Understanding the Benefits of Colocation

Understanding the Benefits of Colocation

Companies don’t always have the resources to house and maintain their hardware internally. Is colocation the right choice for you?
Interview with Managing Director Richard Boogaard

Interview with Managing Director Richard Boogaard

This year, Smartdc celebrates its 10th anniversary. In this interview, Richard Boogaard looks back on the history of Smartdc.
The role of data centers in the digital economy

The role of data centers in the digital economy

Over the past decade, the force of digitalization has significantly changed our economy and society. Consequently, the world today is strongly dependent on digital services.
Digitalization and Sustainability go hand in hand

Digitalization and Sustainability go hand in hand

With the growing number of data centers, energy consumption and CO2 emissions are increasing too. Data centers use energy 24 hours a day, so data centers must handle their energy consumption better with sustainable cooling systems and reusable residual heat.
99.9999% Uptime

99.9999% Uptime

It might seem an innocuous detail: three or four nines after the decimal point. But in the data center world, that extra nine is critical.
Always on

Always on

Lately, we've seen the issue of power cuts due to UPS disruptions pop up in the news regularly. In this article, Managing Director Richard Boogaard explains how UPS clusters are set up in our data centers and what is our approach to minimizing disruptions.
Data Centers offer waste heat

Data Centers offer waste heat

The energy used by data centers generates heat. At the moment, this heat is hardly being reused.