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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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How to Anticipate Data Center Capacity Needs In a Consolidation Project

Data center consolidation projects, and particularly federal data center consolidation projects, are taking place all over the country.  Data center consolidation projects can prove immensely beneficial and often saves a significant amount of money in the long run.  Often, outdated … Continue reading

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The Importance of Ensuring True Redundancy in a Data Center

A data center often prides itself on its ability to maintain uptime in the face of significant power and data loads.  Downtime is seen by customers and consumers as simply unacceptable and while there are many ways to avoid downtime, … Continue reading

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Energy Requirements for Government Data Centers

Government data centers exist all over the country, in various states and in a variety of buildings. It is no secret that data centers consume a lot of energy but government data centers must comply with data center energy efficiency … Continue reading

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Should Data Centers Use Ceiling-Ducted Air Containment?

                  Data centers and all their power and energy usage generate a lot of heat.  One of the biggest expenses for any data center is the cost of cooling.  For this reason, … Continue reading

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IT Departments & Facilities Really Can Work Together

                  When it comes to energy usage, facilities and their IT departments are often at odds.  In most businesses today energy efficiency is the name of the game.  Many facilities have undertaken … Continue reading

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10 Surprises a Data Center Manager Might Encounter

                  As a data center or IT department manager, things are not always straight forward or uncomplicated.  In fact, over time, it is likely that a data center or IT department manager … Continue reading

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