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How to Choose a Green Colocation Provider

Increases in energy costs have greatly impacted the operational costs of data centers, especially the costs to cool and power facilities.  Going in a more “green” direction within the data center can significantly reduce an organization’s costs as well as its carbon footprint.  Deciding which green service provider to choose… Read More

Real-Time Power Data and the Bottom Line

Software that provides model-validated analytics of electrical power systems allows comparison of real-time conditions – like breaker and switch states and load distributions – to a computerized representation of as-designed system in an identical state. This allows data center operators to minimize underutilization of design system capacity and realize future returns on capacity expansion. Read More

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Adopting Cloud

As the cloud continues to grow in popularity, it is becoming more and more important to evaluate how you can leverage the full benefits of the cloud, as well as the fundamental differences between available cloud options. These options, if properly employed, can be the route to cost savings and better, faster service. Read More

Resolving Ground Relay Tripping

This white paper from Schneider Electric offers a solution to the problem of ground relay tripping through the use of power monitoring systems. It demonstrates the methodology employed to correct this issue through a detailed real-world benchmark. Read More

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

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