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Data Center Automation

Data centers are supposed to be technology driven and on the cutting edge of technological advances.  But, when technology changes in the blink of an eye, data center infrastructure and programs can very quickly become outdated.  A data center is … Continue reading

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Introduction to VMWare & It’s Common Terms and Acronyms

Are you familiar with VMWare?  If not, you should be.  VMWare is a cloud computing and virtualization software that is exclusively compatible with X86 hardware.  In IT, by going virtual, IT related expenses can be greatly reduced and with VMWare … Continue reading

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Data Center Capacity Management

Data center capacity management is a hot topic among data center managers and staff.  Effectively managing data center capacity is a challenging undertaking and one that is constantly evolving which keeps everyone on their toes.  Without a capacity management plan … Continue reading

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Should You Relocate Your Data Center?

A lot of data centers are doing it but is it right for you?  Relocation – how do you really know when it is time?  For data centers, there may be some tell-tale signs that it is time to relocate.  … Continue reading

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Benefits of a Server-Room-In-A-Box for Healthcare Facilities

When you think of a healthcare facility and the IT challenges it may face, you probably first thing of large hospitals.  And, while they certainly face a number of IT challenges, many other healthcare facilities, such as clinics, outpatient practices, … Continue reading

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Common Data Center Move Problems (And How to Avoid Them)

Today, many data centers are finding that, rather than trying to make an existing location work, it is better to consolidate data centers or move to a new location.  Moving to a new location provides the opportunity to have more … Continue reading

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How Do IT Upgrades Impact a Data Center’s Energy Usage & Costs?

To do an IT system upgrade or not to do an IT system upgrade, that is the question.  Except, it is not really a question because, for data centers, IT upgrades are unavoidable.  Any time an IT system upgrade is … Continue reading

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Why a Clean Data Center is Important

Just like a home or an office, a data center must be cleaned.  Cleaning is not just to make it visually appealing, but to keep a data center running properly and efficiently.  Data center cleaning may not sound like a … Continue reading

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The Importance of Backing Up Your Backup

  Data center downtime is one of the biggest fears of any data center manager.  Data centers can experience downtime for a number of reasons, some within control and some completely outside of control.  For instance, any poor weather ranging … Continue reading

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Prefabricated Modular Data Center vs. Traditional Data Center

With an influx of modular data centers it may leave many wondering if traditional legacy data centers are a thing of the past.  Traditional data centers are likely not going away completely but there are certain applications in which modular … Continue reading

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