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March 06, 2017
High performance computing (HPC) has not historically been seen as a good candidate for colocation. However, things change - now may be the right time to consider such a move.
January 29, 2016
A study pinpoints the cost of a data center outage and lends insight into the causes behind outages at more than 60 data centers in the past year.
September 02, 2015
Some colocation providers say the best way to prevent data center downtime is to regularly pull the plug and see what happens. (Hopefully, nothing.)
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UPS is moving from shipping products to becoming a manufacturer of spare parts through a 3D printing network that was developed with SAP, using SAP Leonardo technology. Continue Reading
UPS achieved immense savings by making an incredibly simple change. Athani Krishnaprasad explains how to apply UPS' thinking to your organization. Continue Reading
Your data center UPS needs are dependent on a variety of factors. Develop configurations and determine the estimated UPS capacity that will meet your current and future needs. Continue Reading
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Despite a rapidly changing IT industry driven mostly by cloud, the on-premises data center is here to stay, according to a survey by the Uptime Institute. Continue Reading
Use this server deployment checklist to make sure you've covered all your bases. From power distribution outlets to available network connectivity, server deployment can be an arduous process. Continue Reading
Uninterruptible power supply devices protect servers against power failures, but protecting virtualization hosts requires unique considerations. Continue Reading
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By making the best use of what's already in place, and investing carefully and only where needed, an organization can extend a data center's life. This will buy it time to study and decide where its data center is headed next. To make good decisions about what to keep, what to upgrade, and what to replace, IT professionals will need to begin with a careful audit of the data center. Having detailed information will enable decision makers to balance cost and performance so that improvements can be made without heavy investments in new gear.
Since many businesses will not be adding more space, data center efficiency is paramount. This guide looks at how small data center improvements can be enough to give aging technology another lease on life. Redoing cables can help. And adding sensors and incorporating best practices from data center infrastructure management can make an existing facility more manageable.
Small-scale enhancements of this sort can help prolong a facility's useful life, buying an organization more time to make long-term decisions about its IT infrastructure. Data center improvements don't need to be costly or complicated. And if a company isn't sure about that facility's future value, any changes made now had better be reasonable in cost and scale. By finding cost-effective projects, an IT team can squeeze a little more performance and a little more time from that existing data center.Continue Reading
UPS sizing is hard, with confusing terminology and an ever-shifting IT load. If you get the calculations wrong, don't worry about a Michael Bay movie scene in the data center. Here's what to do when UPS is too wimpy or too beefy for the task. Continue Reading
Independent disaster recovery planning expert Paul Kirvan discusses why your disaster recovery planning process must include your phone system. Continue Reading