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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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Stop Manually Collecting Data For Your Data Center!

It is critical that any data center have a strong DCIM strategy in place.  Even in relatively small data centers the amount of infrastructure that must be tracked, managed, maintained and more is enough to overwhelm any data center manager.  … Continue reading

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Will More Data Centers Switch to Racks-On-Chips?

In today’s technology world everything is getting smaller and smaller.  And, with the cloud, some things are simply disappearing!  Many data centers struggle to make their capacity work without exceeding it but, as expansion occurs, infrastructure changes and more racks … Continue reading

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Data Center Capacity Management Reporting and Analysis

DCIM, or data center infrastructure management, is incredibly important for any data center.  If infrastructure is not managed properly in a data center many problems can arise.  Proper management is challenging for even the most experienced data center managers because … Continue reading

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The Strain of High Density Devices Without Proper Cooling Methods

Many data centers operate with high density server racks for a variety of reasons.  Perhaps they want to maximize their space by increasing the density of their racks so that they do not outgrow their data center walls.  Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Should Data Centers Attempt to Achieve a Single Pane of Glass for DCIM?

Data centers run a lot of software, applications, and more in order to perform all of the necessary tasks a data center completes.  For a data center to run properly there is not just one program to get everything done, … Continue reading

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Environmental Impact of Data Centers

Data centers perform an invaluable job but that comes at a cost.  Data centers use a significant amount of energy and, while many are making efforts to be more energy efficient, the fact of the matter is that there are … Continue reading

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