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What Companies Need to Look for in a Colocation Center

With the demand for colocation centers increasing, companies face the challenge of choosing from among vendors that best accommodate their needs. In 2015, colocation services climbed to $27 billion — a record for the industry, said 451 Research. The trend can be traced to the increasing demand on data centers and the cost-savings that result …

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Top Emerging Data Center Trends for 2017 and Beyond

With 2017 upon us, now is a good time as any to take a look at the new developments that will be shaping the data center industry for years to come. Take a look at what leading researchers and experts say about the top emerging trends, including the shift away from corporate data centers and …

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Data Center Cooling Among Top Concerns For Energy Efficiency

As climate change advances as a top concern globally, IT experts are pressed to discover more innovative ways to minimize the data centers’ impact on natural resources. The cooling process, which makes up 40 percent of the power consumed by data centers, is getting some of the most intense scrutiny. According to the Commercial Buildings …

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American Companies Vulnerable to Cyberattacks Traced to Human Error

According to a recent study, businesses operating in North America are more likely to be vulnerable to cyberattacks than their counterparts globally. And, even more disturbing, a significant number of those data breaches can be traced to problems related to human error, according to Kaspersky Lab. The study revealed that 44 percent of companies in …

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Green Trends Driving the Data Center Industry

With the demands on data centers increasing, fueled in part by the rise of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, expectations are rising for uptime to remain consistent — at 100 percent 24/7. Yet, there is also an increasing expectation that data centers will address the equally rising demand for power. The U.S. Department of Energy, …

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Avoid These Common Pitfalls When Choosing Vendors for Data Center Needs

In the IT/tech industry, or any other industry for that matter, it’s easy to search for the trends and successes that are catapulting companies to success. However, it’s a good idea to look at what isn’t working. That’s why InformationWeek included a question about the mistakes 100 IT leaders made in an extensive survey. More …

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Data Center Security Market is Projected to Grow Amid IoT Attacks

As if the data center industry needed another reminder of vulnerabilities facing companies, a widespread cyber attack recently impacted millions of personal devices connected to the internet, including routers and security cameras. According to a representative for Dyn, which was the primary target, the incident was unprecedented. “What we discovered was that it was a …

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Companies are Turning Their Focus to Innovative Technologies

As companies continue to seek out solutions using the cloud, companies are increasingly turning their attention to analytics/business intelligence — in addition to cybersecurity, according to an annual survey released by the Society for Information Management (SIM). These trends are necessarily new. However, the survey did reveal that many companies are now considering “innovation” a top …

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EPS Magazine Cover Story: More Than Just Another Data Center

As a leader in electrical components, Mitsubishi’s Electrical Products & Solutions (EPS) Magazine is the ultimate purchasing guide for electrical contractors. The magazine does a great job of providing valuable, relevant and timely information that can be used to make educated purchase decisions regarding anything electrical. In the November 2016 issue of EPS Magazine, we were …

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Many Digital Businesses Ill-Prepared to Handle Future Cybersecurity Risks

Many organizations aren’t implementing cybersecurity measures enough to protect them against future risks — a trend that could cause as many as 60 percent of them to suffer major service failures by 2020. That was among the findings in recent research conducted by the research firm Gartner. The special report points to the increasing transition …

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