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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There has been ongoing talk since 2002 that high-power-density data centers would replace low-power-density data centers. The theory is that a higher density will increase efficiency while reducing energy bills, but with these benefits also comes the risk of cooling…

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Energy consumption is one of the largest operating expenses for a data center, costing over half of total operating expenses. Given the tremendous volatility in energy prices over the last decade, data center owners can vastly reduce costs by establishing…

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Selecting the right data center can and should be a big decision for your company. After all, you’re placing your trust in the security and reliability of another facility to keep your most important data and mission-critical information safe. It’s…

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The data center facilities-management team has a sizable job: maintaining 100 percent uptime and managing all the variables to keep systems operational, including the environmental infrastructure. The last thing the team wants to worry about is rewiring panels or decrypting…

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The data center is a hub for stakeholders with backgrounds covering a broad range of disciplines: facility-management teams, server and storage admins, database specialists, and network engineers. The disconnect, however, lies in the fact that these groups are often siloed…

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For data center managers, avoiding downtime and service delays is not merely desirable. It’s imperative. Every outage or delay carries the risk of service interruption and data corruption for a business whose customers expect nothing less than 100-percent availability. A…

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