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  • The Importance of Preventive Maintenance for Your Facility

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    There is no doubt that our world is changing and might not be the same after this pandemic, but Preventive Maintenance will always be vitally important to your facility no matter the circumstances. A proper Preventive Maintenance (PM) plan will ensure that your operations are running at peak performance and can extend the life expectancy… Read More »

  • Using Remote Hands Services During COVID-19

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    As countries implement restrictions on travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, data centers are being included in lists of “essential infrastructure“, and staff are getting exemptions to enable them to keep facilities online. In these unprecedented times, our main priority is protecting the health of our employees and their families, as well as our customers and… Read More »

  • Why Might A Company Decide to Consolidate Or Relocate A Data Center?

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    Have you been thinking of making a change to your organization’s IT footprint recently or considering a migration but thought it too difficult a task? In the past, many companies consolidated data centers which had been acquired through mergers and acquisitions or through geographic expansion. As technology evolved, trends such as virtualization and cloud computing… Read More »

  • What’s New From SC19, the International HPC Conference

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    In mid-November, Lee Piazza and I had the opportunity to attend an international high-performance computing (HPC) conference called SC19 (SuperComputing19), in Denver, Colorado.  In this blog, I’d like to share a few observations from our trip. My initial reaction when I walked onto the exhibit floor was one of pure shock and amazement at the… Read More »

  • The Next Big Thing in Data Centers – Decommissioning

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    Two decades ago, if someone used the phrase “data center” in a sentence, the mental image would bear little resemblance to the massive 100MW+ hyperscale cloud facilities popping up around the country.  In those early days of ecommerce, a single IT cabinet with eight 4U servers consuming 2 kW of power was considered state-of-the-art.  Most… Read More »