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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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Comatose Data Center Servers may be Costing More Than you Realize

It’s been a couple years since research revealed a startling discovery: Across the board, in various industries, more data centers were sitting comatose than realized. The study, which was conducted by Stanford University and Anthesis, found that about 30 percent of servers were what they described as “comatose” — not providing computing services for at …

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More Company Executives Need to get on Board with Cybersecurity

With 2016 wrapping up as one of the worst years for cyber attacks, it would be hard not to notice the widespread damage cyber criminals have had on companies, institutions, government entities and, of course, billions of individuals. Some headlines this year even revealed data breaches that occurred years ago, as with LinkedIn and Yahoo! …

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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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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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Innovations That Could Minimize Data Center Energy Costs

With so much focus on environmental issues, data centers are increasingly coming under scrutiny for the amount of energy they consume. It’s not just a matter of being conscientious of the environment, many companies are concerned about the high costs of energy bills that could be unnecessary. According to one estimate, U.S. data centers were …

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Data Center Uptime can Become No. 1 Priority with Growth of IoT

Just as consumers don’t have a high tolerance for glitches that make the lights go out or other utilities to crash, they will fully expect data center uptime to be around the 100 percent rate with the increasing emergence of connected devices at home and at work. That’s what a speaker told attendees during the …

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Energy-Savings Behind Recent Initiatives with Federal Data Centers

With the federal government getting more aggressive about tackling its own data centers that aren’t energy efficient, more companies may soon follow its lead in determining if it’s time to shift to more energy-efficient models. In a move to drive down spending and waste, the Office of Management and Budget announced that it is streamlining …

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6 ways to cut your data center’s energy consumption

Look around. Every company should be doing this on a regular basis, evaluating operations and processes for areas that can be more efficient — and, as a result, cut costs and increase profits. For many companies, those gains can be made by assessing the energy consumed by their data centers. According to the Data Centers …

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Procedures could be key to reducing data center downtime

Anyone in the data center industry has heard the statistics about the heavy costs of data center downtime, with some estimates putting the rate at an average of $7,900 per minute. But where does the fault lie? And how do you minimize your risks? While you must contend with cyberattacks, human error also is an …

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