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“Infrastructure and Data Center” Ranked Number Two on the CIO Priority List for 2014

A survey conducted by Gartner Inc. in the beginning of 2014 indicated that CIOs have the ‘Infrastructure and Data Center’ category ranked as number two on their list of technology priorities for the year. This category came second only to ‘Business Intelligence and Analytics,’ which is gaining exceptional momentum this year. Both the categories are …

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Cooling Innovations in Data Centers: Notable Advances

Efficient cooling is one of the vital elements of the data center industry for various reasons. A smooth-running cooling system helps keeps costs at bay and allows data centers to offer competitive pricing for their services. An increase in data traffic essentially translates into an increase in demand for enhanced efficiency at lower costs on …

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The Changing Front of Data Centers: A Broad Perspective

Data centers are among the most technologically advanced businesses out there, and these enterprises have to evolve and change rapidly to survive. In fact, the only way a data center can thrive in this competitive atmosphere is by staying updated with all the new innovations in the industry. So, what are the broad changes the …

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How Data Centers are Going Green

The latest trend in date centers is to go green and for good reasons, too. The main focus of “going green” is to reduce energy costs by reducing the requirement for cooling. This is not just environment-friendly, but since energy costs are a significant chunk of operating costs, data centers can reduce their overheads substantially. The …

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Raised Floor: Is it time to let go?

The raised floor has been an integral part of data center design for decades. In fact, many veterans often define a data center as an enclosed computer space that has a raised floor. It is not surprising that the numbers indicate that almost 90% of all data centers have raised floors at this current time. …

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The Basic Paradigms of Data Center Security

In today’s age of heightened security concerns, one would assume that businesses safeguard their networks. However, the reality is that about one out of every four businesses fail to carry out even the most basic security reviews of their operations. A business that has an online presence, especially an ecommerce website that processes and stores their customers …

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Trending: Leaner Data Centers

The mention of data centers conjures up images of racks and racks of equipment with lights blinking and power supplies buzzing. However, efficient data centers don’t always have to be like that. As of late, data centers have started to apply the minimalist philosophy to data centers as well, so that data centers perform just …

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How to Deal with Cyber Crime

When it comes to data protection, most businesses tend to view cyber crime as an elite and sophisticated event that harms only a select few, while the rest are immune from its threats. However, recent reports on cyber crime attacks are startling and demand a serious look into data center security measures. Research conducted by …

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What You Need to Know About Data Center Pricing Models

Deciding which colocation data center to choose is a tough decision that the C-suite of many enterprise organizations has to make. Typically, this decision is done by submitting an RFP (Request for Proposal) to multiple vendors, and then evaluating the best fit in terms of features and price. When it comes to price, comparing pricing …

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Catering to Enterprise Data Center Outsourcing

Enterprise data center outsourcing can be divided into two types. Some organizations prefer using options such as cloud services, platform as a service, and infrastructure as a service along with colocation data center facilities. Some, on the other hand, use only pure colocation data center facilities where the equipment, bandwidth, infrastructure and often the administration …

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