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Data Centers – The New Paradigm

The one thing that is constant in this world is change.  While many people and companies view change with distrust, some of the changes in technology have helped in the creation of efficient data center designs and processes. 2010 saw a paradigm shift in data centers that were key catalysts for its sudden and innovative …

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Is Your Data Center Disaster-Proof?

Hurricanes, floods, hackers or any other natural or man-made disruptions can pose a threat to your data centers with little or no warning at all. According to International Data Corp, a business loses an average of $84,000 for every hour of downtime. Therefore, having a solid Disaster Recovery plan is no longer a choice – …

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Data Center Knowledge: Data Centers – Build or Outsource?

The data center is a critical facility that houses computer systems and associated components, including backup power, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls and security devices. Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and fire protection systems become critical to system maintenance and recovery. What Are Your Core Value Activities? Any build versus outsource decision could …

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ITWorld: The Feds step up Data Center Consolidation

About two years ago, the federal government set in motion an ambitious and broad initiative to dramatically reduce IT operations. The goal: slow the sprawl of the government data center footprint. Well, current federal CIO Steven VanRoekel says the plan is exceeding original plans and targets. In this blog on the White House’s Office ofManagement …

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Cloud Computing Journal – Architecting Beyond Cloud Computing’s Horseless Carriage

Consider how Cloud Computing’s unique characteristics will change how you do architecture Today is a wonderful time for anyone interested in Cloud Computing to be working with the US government. On the one hand, the government considers Cloud to be strategically important, and they already have a track record as an early adopter of Cloud …

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99.995% uptime and affordable colocation are not mutually exclusive

99.995% uptime and affordable colocation are not mutually exclusive. Many companies that visit our data center are surprised to learn that they can have high reliability without the huge capital costs of building a Rated-4 data center. Most companies who need new high uptime data center space compare the costs of building their own primary …

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Baseline: Planning Your Data Center Strategy

Enterprises looking to revamp their strategies around data center optimization and utilization face the initial decision of whether to build from scratch or to retool their existing systems. Creating a new data center from scratch allows an organization to plan for the greatest amount of customization. However, the significant investment in time, construction, hardware and …

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Is a simpler data center pricing model better?

Is a simpler data center pricing model better? Is the data center pricing model itself a decision factor when companies are reviewing colocation? We believe the answer is yes. Let’s look at the history of outsource data centers, also known as colocation, for some perspective. In the early days of colocation (the mid-1990s) many colocation …

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Data Center Design Blog: To Co-Lo or Not to Co-Lo

Great set of questions from last summer on using outsource data centers and the decision makeing process to do so. I’m interested in hearing how organizations have come to the conclusion that this was their best alternative to expanding data center capacity? We have seen some organizations dive into Co-Lo facilities because the industry is …

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Top 21 Things You Need To Know Before Choosing A Colocation Service Provider

1. Choose a Top Quality Internet Network – A worldwide Tier 1 International fully redundant OC192 backbone with additional 10 GigE network connections to hundreds of other Internet networks is the best service a business can acquire. Ask the colocation provider(s) that you are considering about their Internet network connection size and network details. 2. …

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