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Data Centers: It’s All About Location

Has the location for your data center facility been properly vetted?  There are many considerations, and they have evolved considerably since many existing data centers were constructed and put into production. Basic Data Center Location Requirements First, from TIA-924-A-2012 (these are very basic requirements; they must be satisfied before any discussion of Tier 3 or …

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5 Features to Look for in a Top-Performing Colocation Center

As is the case with many company IT departments, your team is likely exploring colocation centers as an alternative to expanding your onsite data center solutions. It’s a significant move — one that requires research to determine the best fit. Colocation facilities can clearly address the need to quickly expand capacity at a reduced cost. …

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Colocation Centers are Thinking More Green as Market Demand Increases

With the 2015 demand for colocation services surpassing previous records, interest in the data center solution is expected to continuously grow as companies seek alternatives to building out their own data center facilities. Along with that surge in interest for colocation centers is an increased focus on green initiatives that address the environmental footprint left …

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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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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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New Data Center Efficiency Standard Updated to Reflect Industry

Data center managers welcomed news that the ASHRAE, which sets requirements for energy-efficient building designs, has released updates to its data center efficiency standard, recognizing that they are different than other buildings. Since 1975, the data center industry has been measured by the “Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings” or ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1. …

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Partner News: Netflix is online with Midwest-IX in Indianapolis

Lifeline is excited to share some great news from our partner, MidWest-IX: MidWest-IX is excited to announce a Netflix OCA node is online with our Indianapolis peering fabric.  This will speed up access to Netflix content for any of our members.  Streaming content can account for up to 80% of a network’s traffic, and Netflix …

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Survey Shows Growing Interest in Colocation Centers with Renewable Energy

At the beginning of 2016, researchers were reporting a hike in the number of corporations looking to outsource parts of their data center operations, primarily to accommodate growth without the high cost of building out their own infrastructure and to free up resources for other initiatives. More recently, a survey revealed that corporations are not …

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Fort Wayne Update: EMP-Shielded Data Center Ready in Q1 2017

Over the past two years, we’ve been talking a lot about our new Fort Wayne facility. It’s taken longer than anticipated, but for good reason. In a recent Journal Gazette article, our team was interviewed about the project and where it stands. Why has the project taken so long? It all comes down to three …

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Artificial Intelligence Could be the Next Frontier in Data Center Cooling

With the continual drive to minimize costs and energy usage of data centers, Google recently gave us a hint of what could prove to be the future of data center cooling. Artificial intelligence. The industry already has been effectively reducing energy consumption with innovative technology like evaporative air, cool aisle/hot aisle containment and chilled water …

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