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The Future of the Data Center: Scale

What will the data center look like in 5 years or even 10 years?  It may sound impossible to predict but experts are weighing in and providing their predictions for the future of data centers.  The storage systems and servers … Continue reading

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Is It Time to Adjust the Temperature of Your Data Center’s Chilled Water Temperature?

Data center cooling is a topic that could be discussed endlessly.  What works best for one data center may not work well for another depending on a variety of factors including data center location, size of data center and type … Continue reading

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Active Security Monitoring

Security Risks In the wake of many high profile data breaches, from government institutions to retailers, there is an evolving environment in the data management world. An environment that requires more active security policy to be established in order to … Continue reading

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Managing Thermal Systems During Winter

Winter is soon approaching and with it comes the concern of not just managing the drop in temperature, but also managing the low humidity that comes with it. Ensuring temperature and humidity control systems are set to the industry recommended … Continue reading

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Human Error and Data Center Maintenance

The most underrated force that leads to downtime or inefficiency in the data center is personnel. Even when systems are functioning optimally human error can lead to unexpected consequences due to carelessness or forgetfulness. As systems become more automated and … Continue reading

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Managing Data Center Power Costs

Providing energy to servers is a substantial part of a data center’s costs. In many cases this is due to servers running consistently at peak performance in preparation for peak capacity. This creates a lot of unnecessary expenditure as these … Continue reading

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Optimal Locations for a Data Center

With the increase in remotely performed operations, and the need for less work crew on site due to automated procedures, there are a wide range of locations that can be selected for construction of your data center. Below are some … Continue reading

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Industrial Machines Are Coming To The Cloud

According to Gartner, Inc 20.8 billion objects will have connectivity by 2020. The Internet of Things has been highly spoken of as the force behind this predicted growth in devices and data, but silently behind it the Industrial Internet of … Continue reading

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Protecting Data Center Hardware and Avoiding Unexpected Downtime

Ensuring hardware is protected from unexpected physical consequences is an essential and often overlooked part of maintaining a data center. The strategies below will reduce the risk of downtime and potential damage to hardware. Power Management The Uninterruptible Power Supply … Continue reading

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Why Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Is the Future of IT

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to develop, the wisdom of converged infrastructure is making more and more sense. The basic idea behind it, developed during the early days of device integration, was the idea that bringing together device … Continue reading

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