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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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The Internet of Things and How It Impacts Data Centers

From time to time we see new “catchphrases” or terminology pop up in the tech world and suddenly they are being used everywhere.  One of these phrases is “the internet of things.”  As we see our world become increasing automated, … Continue reading

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The Cost of a Data Center Security Breach

If there is one thing that a data center is concerned with, aside from maximizing uptime, it is security.  In today’s world we constantly hear news stories about security breaches exposing businesses and individuals to danger such as identity theft, … Continue reading

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Advantages of Data Center Consolidation

In today’s data center world, there is a lot of discussion over increasing rack density, utilizing the space you have without having to relocate, and more.  Working with the space you have to accommodate growing data centers needs and increasing … Continue reading

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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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