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Visa’s Data Center Has A Moat

USA Today reports that Visa’s East Coast Operations Center is protected by a drainage pond “that functions as a modern-day moat.” The story doesn’t indicate whether the moat is filled with sharks with laser beams on their head. Read More

Latisys Expanding in Four Markets

An illustration of a Denver data center Zayo acquired in its Latisys acquisition.

IT infrastructure provider Latisys is adding 72,000 square feet of data center space across four markets, the company said today. With the expansions, Latisys’ total data center footprint exceeds 500,000 square feet across seven data centers in four major markets. Read More

Understanding “Uptime” and Data Center Tier Levels

The data center industry is laden with inter-related terms such as Uptime, Tier Levels, Availability, Redundancy and Reliability. In order to make an informed decision it is important to understand what they mean and what is the actual significance for any proposals you are considering in your “Build vs Buy” analysis.
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Kundra: Data Centers are the Digital Fuel Powering the Economy

Vivek Kundra, former federal CIO, spoke about a number of acheivements during his service in the government, including the Cloud First initiative and not only seeking cost savings but also improving service delivery. (Photo: Colleen Miller)

Vivek Kundra, the first CIO for the federal government, said pessimism about the federal “cloud first” policy is based on misunderstandings about the government’s ability to work with third-party providers. More than 4,700 federal IT systems are already being managed by thrird-party providers, Kundra said in the opening keynote at Data Center World in Las Vegas. Read More

Data Center PUE – What Does It Mean?

Knowing you Power Usage Efficiency (PUE), Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency (DCiE) are critical when it comes to evaluating green data center initiatives and other strategies like build or buy. Understanding the real cost in gaining power efficiency leads to a rational conversation about the best investments to make. Read More

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