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  • Using Remote Hands Services During COVID-19

    Remote hands

    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.... Read More »

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

    consolidate, consolidation

    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.... Read More »

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

    sc19 conference

    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.... Read More »

  • The Next Big Thing in Data Centers – Decommissioning

    before and after decommission

    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.... Read More »

  • Blowing Up Industry Standards in the Data Center Industry

    Immersion Cooling, industry standards

    The development of “standards” is a common evolutionary story in every industry.  Data centers are not unique in that respect.  If you stand in the center of Waxpool Road and Loudoun County Parkway in Ashburn (which I would not recommend) you can look in multiple directions and see data centers.... Read More »