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The Truth about Dual Power Feeds

One of the basic requests for a data center will be to have a dual feed environment. Today’s providers often offer “dual feed” power supplies – but does that really mean two independent power feeds? A new white paper from Data Foundry explores this question. Read More

What You Should Know Before Making a Colocation Decision

Whether your organization is an SMB or a large enterprise, there are some key decision points and drivers behind an initiative to move towards a colocation provider. There are numerous benefits in selecting to work with a colocation data center and it’s important to understand which of those benefits can directly help your organization grow. Read More

Choosing a Green Colocation Provider

Currently, there are many data center providers offering “green” solutions. The question becomes this: How do I know these data centers are truly green and how do I know that this will save me money? This white paper offer Internap’s view on the subject. Read More

Making the Case for DDoS Protection

Security in the enterprise IT world is one of the most important topics which need constant review and education. Managers and executives oftentimes misunderstand many security protocols and insist that security teams focus on other, more revenue generating, measures. Today’s modern IT environment is more susceptible to threat than ever… Read More

Applying Data Center Infrastructure Management in Colocation Data Centers

Today’s modern data center requires organizations to run as optimally and efficiently as possible. This means introducing technologies such as data center infrastructure management (DCIM). According to a September 2012 Data Center Knowledge survey 70% of our audience are using or planning a move to colocation providers. It has become more important than ever to have a solid management platform overseeing the processes of a data center. Read More

Smart Move: Five Steps to a Successful Data Center Relocation

One of the most important parts of conducting a data center relocation is the planning and design of the move. In “Smart Move: Five Steps to a Successful Data Center Relocation” we are able to better understand the intricate planning process that goes into a successful migration and where some plans may fall short. The idea here is to help reduce risk and ensure that the chosen environment is capable of scaling to future business need. Read More

What are the Impacts of Server Airflow Leakage in Data Centers?

Inefficient airflow can have several negative ramifications on a data center environment. Poor server performance and wasted energy resources are just a few of the drawbacks when an environment is not properly maintained. Ramification of Server Airflow Leakage in Data Centers with Aisle Containment examines several best practices and considerations in properly designing the airflow of your data center. Read More

Benefits of a Managed Hosting Platform

There are key benefits to working with a managed services or hosting provider. Whether the organization is a start-up, SMB or enterprise – using managed services has some great benefits. Physical infrastructure has always been a cost consideration for numerous organizations. This is where a managed solution can really help.
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Best Practices for a Green Data Center

Rising energy costs are at the forefront of most IT decisions, and impact operational expenditures considerably. Green initiatives vary widely in data centers and colocation providers. Having green initiatives is a start, but acting on them and having tangible results from them to demonstrate cost savings can often times be a different story. Embarking on a path to reduce costs and your carbon footprint starts with knowing the right questions to ask.
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