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Data Center Cyber Attack Prevention & Protection

Everywhere we turn we seem to be hearing about another cyber attack.  Sensitive customer information, compromised.  Angry businesses.  Concerned customers.  It is a major problem and it is one that data centers must be supremely aware of and vigilant in … Continue reading

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Calculating PUE: Importance of Accurate Calculation in Data Centers

Data center power usage effectiveness, or PUE, is a calculation that is an essential part of determining how efficient a facility is and what improvements need to be made.  The operating costs for data facilities are constantly rising and there … Continue reading

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High-Density Data Center Advantages and Considerations

As we have previously discussed, increasing rack density and consolidating data centers is all the rage, especially going into 2016.  This is a trend we do not see going anywhere.  Many businesses are opting for colocation as a way to … Continue reading

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Data Center Colocation and Cloud Computing Remain Popular Going Into 2016

As we come to the close of another year and get ready to embark on a new year we reflect on the things that we did right and wrong and make an effort to improve for the new year.  Data … Continue reading

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Using Lithium-Ion Batteries in Data Center UPS Systems

In the data center world, aside from maximizing uptime, there is always a focus on using less energy and spending less money.  Large centers often set the tone for how this can be achieved because if it can be achieved … Continue reading

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Data Center UPS Trends and Management

In a data center the delicate balance of performing mission critical tasks, storing and protecting information, maximizing uptime and also being energy efficient all happen simultaneously.  Today clients demand their information systems to run effectively and run efficiently, and they … Continue reading

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Data Center PDUs – Why Intelligent Is Better Than Basic

Every data center manager is familiar with power distribution units or PDUs.  PDUs help distribute power throughout a location to storage devices, servers and networking equipment so that it can function seamlessly and properly.  Facility needs and infrastructure are not static, they … Continue reading

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Data Center UPS Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Every data center operates with a budget that plays a major role in determining specific data center infrastructure choices.  Any time major decisions must be made the budget will come into play, there will be discussion of upfront cost and … Continue reading

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Implementing a Large UPS in a Data Center

Implementing an Uninterruptible Power Supply system in any data center, of any size, faces challenges and potential pitfalls.  While the end game of installing a UPS system in a data center is added protection against power failures, choosing the right … Continue reading

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Improving Data Center CRAC/CRAH Energy Efficiency

  Every business in the world can benefit from improving energy efficiency and data centers are certainly no exception.  If anything, data centers are the prime example of the importance of a constant effort to improve energy efficiency. Energy usage … Continue reading

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