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7 Best Practices for Data Center Energy Efficiency

The high cost of data center downtime has made availability of IT capacity the most important metric on which a data center is evaluated. However, data centers must also operate efficiently and be flexible enough to quickly and cost-effectively adapt to changes in business strategy and computing demand. Read More

Benefits of 10GBASE-T Adoption

10GBASE-T is the standard technology that enables 1- Gigabit Ethernet operations over balanced twisted-pair copper, including Category 6A unshielded and shielded cabling. It provides flexibility in network design due to its 100-meter reach capability, and the requisite backward compatibility that allows most end users to upgrade from their 10/100/1000-Mbps networks. Read More

Consolidating Data Center Support

Although most enterprises today have multiple IT providers, it is worthwhile for large organizations to consider consolidating data center support processes under just one multinational provider. Read More

Dealing with Mixing Below Your Data Center’s Floor

Many data centers supply cooling far in excess of what is required or have problems distributing cooling where it is really needed. The most cited cause for such inefficient cooling is a phenomenon known as mixing, in which cool and warm air mix before entering server intakes. Often, when mixing is discussed, the area under the raised floor is ignored because it is hidden from sight. Read More

Reclaim Wasted Data Center Cooling Capacity

High-density equipment within data center infrastructure is becoming more common, and yet many data centers are not adequately equipped to handle the additional cooling requirements. Because of this, cooling issues such as recirculation and mixing of hot and cool air, as well as poorly controlled humidity are becoming more costly. Read More

Designing Around Harmonic Currents

A new white paper from StarLine examines harmonics and their significance to power flow. It goes on to detail options to mitigate harmonics and their costs in order to balance the real harmonic load against the cost of the solution. Read More

The Importance of Real-Time Power Monitoring

This white paper from Raritan answers some of the most challenging questions associated with energy management while providing detailed explanations of how to correct some of the most common false assumptions regarding power consumption in the data center. Read More

The Growing Importance of ITaaS

With the advances of virtualization and cloud computing, IT is now changing focus, moving away from cost optimization and focusing on improving business processes and transforming their operating models and infrastructure into environments previously seen in cloud computing providers. Read More

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