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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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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Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT. This week, Industry Outlook asks Russell Senesac, Director of Data Center Business Development…

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  Relocating a data center is no small task. Unlike your average corporate move, which involves breaking down, storing, shipping and reassembling equipment, data centers must focus on other important considerations—namely, ensuring that customer data is available and accessible while…

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The data center industry is in a period of rapid growth, with the amount of data generated around the world rising exponentially. As a result, data center managers are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency and reliability on the…

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The growing amount of data in today’s on-demand world is transforming the data center market and the technologies that support it. With continued advances such as cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT), the pressure is rising for cloud-based…

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