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Strategies For Monitoring UPS Batteries & Preventing Failure

Aside from security, maximizing uptime is likely the top priority of just about any data center, regardless of size, industry or any other factors.  Most businesses today run on data and that data is being facilitated by a data center.  … Continue reading

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Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud vs. Hybrid Cloud

Cloud computing, in one form or another, is here and it is not going anywhere.  It is for a good many reasons – it provides easy scalability, is less expensive than expanding infrastructure to add storage, is less expensive to … Continue reading

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Do You Have a DCOI Compliance Strategy?

The recently established Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) is an important mandate for federal data centers that encourages the sharing of information to encourage optimization of infrastructure and reduce inefficiency in data centers.  Nothing is more of a hot topic … Continue reading

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3 Trends in Data Center Design

Every year we see certain trends arise in data center design and construction and, as 2016 winds down; we are able to take a look back at the year and anticipate what may be ahead in 2017.  Data center design … Continue reading

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Securing the Cloud in the Modern Data Center

Ask just about any client what one of the most important things they are looking for in a data center is and you will likely hear, “security” over and over again.  Securing the traditional data center is a challenge unto … Continue reading

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3 Trends in Data Center Cooling

Data center power consumption is evolving all the time, becoming more efficient but, generally, growing.  While many data centers are making green initiatives and finding ways to make their energy usage as efficient as possible, data demands are constantly growing, … Continue reading

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Importance of Renewable Energy in Data Centers

“Renewable energy.”  “Clean energy.”  These may sound like buzzwords – trendy little catchphrases meant to grab your attention and sound good but they are far more than buzzwords, they are the reality and the future of data centers.  As we … Continue reading

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Are Data Center Silos Interfering With Growth?

Every business can experience information and data silos on some level, particularly when various applications and systems must communicate with each other.  But, these silos are particularly evident, costly, and problematic in data centers.  Data Center Knowledge offers one example … Continue reading

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Should Enterprises Keep IT In House or Outsource Colocation?

Enterprise data centers may be a dying breed.  Today we are seeing more and more data centers opt for colocation over enterprise data centers because of the high cost and level of expertise needed to run an enterprise data center. … Continue reading

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Data in Motion vs. Data at Rest

The tech industry loves to uses catchy phrases to describe various processes, innovations and aspects in data centers.  Every now and then, we think it is important to narrow in on those phrases and explore what they mean and how … Continue reading

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