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Company Computer Room vs. Data Center

What is in a name? Data center, computer room, server room?  Most people probably think they are all basically the same thing.  The names seem interchangeable, right?  Wrong.  When a business is determining what is best to manage and facilitate … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Data Centers Must Transform

Change is inevitable.  And when it comes to technology, if there is one thing you can count on it is transformation.  Technology changes on what often seems like a daily basis and for data centers that must coordinate their infrastructure … Continue reading

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The Great Debate: Tape or Disk Drive?

Tape drives for backup may have been a staple for decades but they are very quickly losing ground to disk storage.  While tape has been around for so long, it has evolved over time and still can play a valuable … Continue reading

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Importance of Updating UPS In Data Center Over Time

For any data center, maintaining uptime in a world fraught with potential hazards that could cause downtime is the highest priority.  Today, most data centers try to take advantage of every possible option to ensure uptime is maximized in the … Continue reading

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Importance of Humidification System Inspection in a Data Center

The turn of seasons brings about many changes.  We adjust the thermostats in our homes and, similarly we must also control the environment in a data center.  But, it is not just about accommodating for the varying temperature and adjusting … Continue reading

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3 Signs It Is Time to Renovate Your Data Centers

It is the classic dilemma for data centers – move or renovate?  When technology moves a mile per minute and everything from applications to infrastructure is constantly evolving a data center must evolve along with it or it will find … Continue reading

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How to Optimize Data Center Energy Efficiency

 Data center energy efficiency is at the forefront of hot topics for data centers.  And, for good reason.  Data centers use a truly astonishing amount of energy each year.  The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) noted just how much energy … Continue reading

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Why the CFO Should Care About Power Usage in the Data Center

Data center energy consumption is a major topic of conversation.  Data centers are one of the largest consumers of energy in the country and in the world. Data center energy consumption can exceed that of power plants and, therefore, must … Continue reading

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Wearable Technology Fueled By The Cloud

Technology continues to deeply integrate itself into our everyday lives.  Wearable technology is quickly becoming commonplace, something you see on everyone.  Business Insider reports on just how rapidly wearable technology is growing, “In just a few years, there could be … Continue reading

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Does Your Data Center Have a Disaster Recovery Plan In Place?

Few things in recent history point to the need for a comprehensive disaster recovery plan for data centers than Hurricane Sandy.  When disaster struck many data centers were unprepared and ill-equipped which led to significant downtime that ultimately cost millions … Continue reading

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