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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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How the Cloud Is Impacting Data Centers

  Cloud computing has impacted, and will continue to impact, the technology world as we know it.  The cloud is not only greatly impacting the way individuals utilize technology but the way data centers operate as well.  Data Center Knowledge … Continue reading

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Maintenance Key to Maximizing Battery Life

  Maintenance is the key to extending just about anything in life and data center UPS batteries are no exception.  When data center UPS batteries are neglected, what could be small and easily fixed problems, or completely preventable issues, grow … Continue reading

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Can a Data Center Operate With No UPS or Generator?

  When we discuss data centers it seems that a conversation about UPS (uninterruptible power supply) and generators go hand in hand.  Redundant power with a reliable UPS battery or backup generator have long been the standard approach to ensuring … Continue reading

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Why Data Centers Should Be Using Colored PDUs

In a world where technology moves at a lightning pace and everything is becoming more and more advanced, sometimes, it is best to get back to basics.  Color coding could not possibly sound more “old school” or basic but that … Continue reading

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The Importance of Data Center Transparency

Many businesses need data center space but do not have the resources or desire to run an entire facility themselves.  These colocation customers rent space from data centers with managers and maintenance capabilities in place. With this service there is … Continue reading

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Why Data Center Assessments Are Critical for Success

Any business or office must periodically assess itself from top to bottom in order to continue to succeed.  This is done in different ways depending on the type of business, size of business and more but regardless of the fine … Continue reading

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Why More Data Centers Are Looking at Servers with Built-In Batteries

Sometimes it may seem like all we talk about is backup power supply but there is a reason – when it comes to data centers, a reliable and effective backup power supply can make or break a facility.  Yes, it … Continue reading

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