The growth of cloud-IT adoption continues unabated. Today’s landscape of cloud providers is dominated by a small handful of companies based in the U.S. and China that deploy company-owned hyperscale data centers. For the foreseeable future, these few will account…

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In a building-permit application, the architect’s construction drawings must include a codes review section (best on or near the cover sheet) that proves to the local authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) that the building’s design meets the locally adopted codes. Two…

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Expansion into mobility and demand for real-time data are pushing businesses in every sector to expand their network to the edge and rethink how to lay out their IT infrastructure to support the booming Internet of Things (IoT). The opportunities…

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In reviewing mission-critical data centers under construction, both during the submittal phase and during on-site inspections, I’ve found that the single most misunderstood issue is penetration firestopping. Fire and smoke containment requires fire-rated barriers and smoke barriers at important locations.…

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RFP: does that mean request for proposal or request for problems? Sometimes it’s hard to tell. Have you ever spent countless hours exchanging documents and providing clarifications via email for your RFP? Or maybe you’ve spent your days responding to…

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Undoubtedly, the most critical component in any mission-critical data center isn’t the capacity of data servers or the types of UPS batteries; it’s the life-safety measures. Smoke, not the flame itself, is the greatest threat to safe evacuation and survival…

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AT&T and Verizon drop China’s Huawei phones – what’s your take on this? Genuine security concerns? Reasoning?

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In-house data centers can be expensive, especially since the shift from individual servers to networked systems. It’s like owning your own home, where you’re responsible for all of the costs, maintenance/repairs and security. For these reasons, many companies are making…

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The core of Corgan’s data center design effort is protecting the servers. Sophisticated electrical and mechanical infrastructure provides continuous power and cooling to ensure continuous operation. The shell building is expected to protect both the servers and this critical infrastructure.…

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