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  • Infinity QS Network Closet Revitalization: A Case Study

    Due to recent mass migration to the cloud and an increase in colo facilities, on-premise data centers are far less common than they were just a few short years ago.  Those that remain are typically vital to their organization’s mission. For these mission critical data centers, and other on-premise facilities that serve as network closets, it’s crucial that IT infrastructure remains reliably con...

  • Handling High Density Customers in Today’s Colo Environment

    Most major colocation facilities today are built with pressurized raised floor cooling systems. This type of air conditioning design is similar to those that have been in use supporting IT equipment for decades. Over this period of time, IT loads have risen, requiring more air volume to be delivered to the space. In the early days of computing, access floor heights were around twelve inches ...

  • Overhead Busway vs. RPP/Whips

    You typically have two choices when it comes to the power distribution system for your data center. You can either run your cabling under a raised floor or suspend it from the ceiling. Both methods have their own advantages and drawbacks. Overhead Busway Overhead busways provide a convenient, energy-efficient option. They run in pairs (for redundancy) above the IT equipme...

  • R-22 Phase Out – What it Means for Businesses

    In 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began phasing out R-22 (Freon) due to its harmful effects to the ozone layer. Starting in 2020, the production of new R-22 will be illegal. Today, new R-22 has been reduced by approximately 90%.  This has many businesses wondering what will happen to their R-22 equipment. The impact of the R-22 phase out will be similar to what the U.S. expe...

  • 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 human error was sited at 51%. 450 data center operation professionals were intervie...