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What is data virtualization?

The amount of data available in the world today is staggering, estimated by a 2011 Digital Universe Study from IDC and EMC to be around 1.8 zettabytes (1.8 trillion gigabytes), and projected to double every year. In addition, the study … Continue reading

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Data encryption involving authentication, authorizations, and identity management

  The Importance of Secure Data Protection For Individuals and Businesses   Protecting data is becoming increasingly important in our highly internet savvy world. With millions of people using the internet daily, and an unfortunate amount of them using it … Continue reading

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The Benefits And Risks Of Cloud Computing

Business Data Centers

Cloud computing has become increasing popular over the past several years. It enables hosted services to be delivered over the internet, rather than physically storing information on computers. The data center is a critical part of service delivery. Cloud computing … Continue reading

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What The 2013 Data Center Census Means For The Industry

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The 2013 data center census works to give a glimpse into the future of the data center industry. Although the census is not able to completely predict the future, it can give some telling indications about where the future of … Continue reading

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Setting Up A Disaster Plan For A Data Center

In terms of disasters, few people are prepared for the chaos that can come as a result of any type of disaster. Floods, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, and even heavy rainstorms can damage structures and belongings beyond repair. Most times, there … Continue reading

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Facebook Opens First Data Center Outside of United States

  The city of Lulela, Sweden is situated in the frigid northern part of the nation. Just sixty miles from the Arctic Circle, temperatures in Lulea can sink as low -41C. Lulela has a big new resident; social media giant … Continue reading

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A Guide To Modular Data Centers

Modular Data Center

Modular data centers became popular when the economy started to swirl the drain. Businesses needed new ways to secure funding in small amounts while simultaneously decreasing the risks that came with creating a data center. Two of the main gripes … Continue reading

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Data Center Regulations And Construction Requiring PUE Surveys

Low PUE Data Center

Possible Future Ramifications For Data Center Regulations And Construction Requiring PUE Surveys There are three main categories in which PUE surveys would likely be used in the future construction and maintenance of data centers.  These include future government regulations pertaining … Continue reading

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A Look At Google’s Data Center And What It Takes To Keep It Running Smoothly

Inside Google Data Center

Google currently has 13 data centers located in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. These data centers house the thousands of machines needed to run Google’s operations. Whether a customer is using Google to send an email, make an … Continue reading

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The Pros And Cons Of Different Cooling Methods For Data Centers

Unique changes in technology and the energy used to run these important pieces of equipment have created a need for new and innovative cooling methods for data centers.  Cooling methods were first designed over three decades ago, when it was … Continue reading

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