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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In my last guest article, I described how speaking at the recent ByNet Expo in Tel Aviv gave me the opportunity to think about one of my favorite questions: “What is data center monitoring?” And more to the point, “What…

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  A fire damper is installed in fire-resistive-rated assemblies where ducts penetrate or there are air transfer openings. Its purpose is to close automatically on detecting heat and help prevent the spread of fire through the opening. It does so…

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Do you want to work in a data center? Or are you currently studying for a Cisco CCNA or CCNP certification? If so, you should know that Cisco is updating the material that its data center exams cover. Owing to…

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Every time you use your bank card to pay for a cappuccino, join a conference call from the road, or access a streaming service to kick back and relax, you’re benefitting from a big IT trend—the growth in edge computing.…

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Is your data center facility prepared for a natural disaster? Can you rest assured the power will stay on and all essential systems will continue working at optimum levels? For businesses with sensitive components, such as data centers and financial…

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It’s quietly lurking in dark recesses of data centers of all sizes. In the back of our minds, we know the odds are that it exists in our facilities, but deep down we want to believe it’s no big deal.…

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You wouldn’t want an annual physical without the doctor checking your heart rate, measuring your blood pressure, and in some cases running an EKG and stress test. Just as your heart is a critical component of your overall health, the…

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