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Is Wan Optimization the Future of Data Centers?

WAN, wide-area networks, may have not been prioritized in the past but more and more data center managers are closely looking at WANs as the future of data centers.  WAN optimization involves a series of techniques such as data duplication, … Continue reading

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Data Centers Must Protect Against Arc-Flash

When you think about “protection” in a data center, you probably think about protecting critical data, protecting infrastructure, protecting uptime, etc.  But, it is also important to think about protecting data center workers.   Whether a data center is small or … Continue reading

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3 Data Center Outages That Are Preventable

Data centers function with a continuous goal of maximizing uptime.  It is important to avoid outages at all cost while constantly trying to improve energy efficiency and maximize data storage and speed.  There are a variety of factors that influence … Continue reading

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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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