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  • Is Co-Location The Right Choice for Your Data Center?

    Today’s data center managers face a variety of challenges.  On any given day, they are expected to come up with ways to: Reduce costs Improve IT performance Improve efficiency Refresh hardware Right-size their support systems to match their IT systems Improve reliability Do more with less As they work hard to meet these sometimes-competing objectives,… Read More »

  • Mid Atlantic Region Data Center HVAC Preventive Maintenance

    Due to the increasing criticality of data centric spaces, it is ever more important to ensure that regular HVAC Preventive Maintenanceis a standard operating procedure.  Today’s data centers are often densely packed with heat-producing servers, SANs and other devices.  Those same sites must be equipped with a complimentary collection of high density cooling systems designed… Read More »

  • The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

    The 8.9 magnitude earthquake and the resulting tsunami in Japan serve as heartbreaking reminders that – despite all our technological advances – there remain events we are powerless to prevent. Rather, natural disasters require us to focus our efforts on preparedness and recovery. The situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant offers a different lesson. As… Read More »

  • 10 Steps to a Greener Data Center

    Greener data centers are achievable and 10 simple steps can help you on your way to a smaller environmental impact, lower energy consumption and becoming a breath of fresh air in your community 1. Evaluate your energy efficiency. Add up your energy bills, learn where your energy comes from, and how it’s being distributed in… Read More »

  • UPS Failure Main Cause of Downtime

    In a recent survey released by Emerson Network Power, UPS battery failure was found to be a leading source of data center downtime. A rather remarkable 65% of data center managers survey saw UPS failure as the largest cause of data center downtime.   UPS capacity was seen as the culprit 53% of the time and… Read More »