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Preventing and Detecting Environmental Dangers

Environmental factors like heat, humidity, airflow, smoke and electricity can be just as devastating to server room equipment as any network threat. Increases in heat from 68 degrees F to 86 degrees F alone can reduce the long-term reliability of electronic equipment by as much as 50%. Read More

Maintaining Long-Term Reliability of Critical Power Systems

Critical applications require uninterruptible, high quality power. The most advanced of these systems are found in data centers where uninterruptible power supply and generator equipment maintain the continuity of power without one cycle of interruption. Effective maintenance is required to keep these systems dependable. Read More

Geographic Distance’s Effect on Data Latency

Geography is always at the top of the list of considerations by companies when choosing a colocation partner or data center location. Location can affect everything from the cost of electricity to the availability of a skilled workforce. What is unclear is whether or not geographic distances affect the issue of latency. Read More

The Long Term Costs of Capacity Loss

The cost of under-utilizing the potential of a data center facility can be massive, increasing the price of each provided kW of processing power by up to 100%. Many of today’s data center management strategies risk encouraging short-term management over long term gain.
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Power Monitoring for Modern Data Centers

Mission critical facilities such as data centers are prime candidates for power monitoring systems. By employing monitoring systems to analyze system-wide real-time power data, facility managers can reduce the cost of electricity and improve its quality and reliability. Read More

Software-Based Energy Efficiency Strategies

Advances in server technologies and increased load densities have lead to a growing energy consumption concern among data centers. Energy efficiency is thus of high priority to the data center and its operators. This white paper outlines a software-based approach to the data gathering, trending, and analysis that are necessary to apply successful energy efficiency measures within the data center.
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Colocation and the Cloud

Colocation centers allow enterprises and cloud providers to offload the risks of growing capital costs, facility management and obsolescence and focus on their goals. Read More

Understanding Enterprise Cloud Management

Enterprises must manage many different workloads, most of which require only one server. Cloud governance has become essential for maintaining control over an increasingly complex and integrated system, services, and human resource environment. Read More

A Software-Oriented Approach to Energy Efficiency

To satisfy increasing load densities created by advances in server equipment as well as an increased demand for computing power, greater data center power consumption is necessary. Energy efficiency measures are therefore highly important considerations for data center designers, operators and owners. Read More

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