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What Changes Are in Store for Data Centers With Lithium-ion Batteries?

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries offer significant benefits over the traditional valve-regulated lead-acid batteries (VRLA) used in data centers. For smaller centers, like those in medium to small businesses, the change could be very dramatic. Here are six reasons your organization should … Continue reading

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The Power Rating of a Rack PDU Is Not Always the Load Capacity

Even if you aren’t an IT specialist, you probably understand circuit breakers and electricity. Each breaker is designed to handle a specific power load. When that capacity is overloaded, the breaker trips and shuts off the electricity to the circuit. … Continue reading

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Benefits of Intelligent Metering With a Rack PDU

Having multiple power units can make your IT structure more efficient, but only when you know how much energy is being used by each track. You have to manage your power capacity by tracking energy use. It’s not only good … Continue reading

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Solve IT Issues in the Field With Prefabricated Data Centers

Oil and gas exploration isn’t limited to hospitable sites near big cities. It’s more likely your business will face harsh conditions like a desert or remote area without access to technology. Even though the terrain is rugged, you still have … Continue reading

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Cloud Connectivity

Does Your Business Have a Strategy for Cloud Connectivity?  Over the next few years, cloud infrastructure spending among businesses is expected to take up more of your IT budget. In 2014, cloud expenditures accounted for about five percent of the … Continue reading

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Rack PDU Power Rating vs. Load Capacity

Understanding Power Rating and Load Capacity for PDUs A PDU (Power Distribution Unit) is an electrical component that distributes power to multiple devices in computer data centers and high energy use areas.Able to handle more energy than ordinary power strips, … Continue reading

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What DCIM Tools? You Mean Spreadsheets and Tape Measure?

DCIM Tools: Beyond Spreadsheets and Tape Measure Data centers aretraditionally made up of two distinct components: IT and facilities. IT is responsiblefor the servers and devices located in the racks, as well as the applications installed on those devices and … Continue reading

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The UPS Debate: A Conversation on High Efficiency, Multi-Mode UPSs

High Efficiency, Multi-Mode UPSs Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) are designed to protect against power surges and to keep data center equipment running long enough to power down safely during electrical outages. With the normal expense of powering data centers and … Continue reading

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How to Get the Best Return on Your DCIM

Reaping the Benefits of DCIM DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) software solutions maximize efficiency and performance, improve resource and capacity management and reduce riskin one centralized process. These solutions are an investment, so when choosing a Data Center Infrastructure Management … Continue reading

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Which Infrastructure Convergence Is Best for You?

Infrastructure convergence is the grouping of several IT components into one computer package. With several possible components (servers, networking equipment, data storage centers, and software), there are also several different types of convergence. Take a look at the three current … Continue reading

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