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  • Technology Deployments for Today’s Environment

    Technology deployments are never easy. Throw in a pandemic and a load of new safety precautions and you have achieved an even higher degree of difficulty. In order to keep up with demand under today’s redefined standards, many facilities are engaging Compu Dynamics to handle their technology deployments.


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  • The Importance of Preventive Maintenance for Your Facility

    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 of critical equipment.

    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 ...

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

    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...

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

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  • The Next Big Thing in Data Centers – Decommissioning

    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 data centers were loc...

  • Blowing Up Industry Standards in the Data Center Industry

    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 that were designed and built to address similar customer needs.&nb...

  • Here’s How to Handle Technology Deployments While Keeping the Other Balls in the Air

    First, let’s boil this down. Why do data centers exist? Why does technology exist?

    It’s actually quite simple really…to meet a business need.  When those needs change, a business has to be able to react quickly and implement new technology that best serves its customers’ demands. How does a person man...

  • Top Ten Ways to Protect Your Building and Pipes from the Polar Vortex

    Don't let this polar vortex get the best of you, be prepared for the cold with these ten ways to prepare and protect your building.  1. Don't Just Turn Off the Water  Drain the water from the pipe leading to the hose bibb and take off the hose if it is still attached to the fixture. 2. Winterize Your Irrigation System  If your irrigation system is ...

  • Improving Network Reliability on a College Campus

    Montgomery College consists of over 45 buildings on three campuses in Maryland, serving approximately 55,000 students. From a network reliability perspective, the College operates a point of presence (POP) at each campus, with the three sites connected via a high capacity fiber backbone. Unfortunately, the vast majority of building network infrastructure downstream of the POPs is supported by “...