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Survey reveals plans to increase spending on data center facilities

With demands steadily increasing for enterprise data centers, it’s no surprise that nearly 90 percent of data center operators throughout North America and Europe are planning to expand their budgets for their facilities in the near future, according to a recent survey. And, contrary to some predictions, they’re not solely relying on the cloud to …

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Telecom Issues Spur Regulations

Technology seems to be evolving more rapidly than the law, with regulators scrambling to draft rules only after a dispute or question arises. Lawmakers and courts encounter new issues that didn’t exist decades ago … for example, whether social media evidence is admissible in a court case. When technology grows to the point that it …

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What You Need to Know About Data Center Migration

By the time businesses decide to move their data center, or consolidate multiple data centers at one location, they’re eager to get to work and finish the migration as soon as possible. But this task requires a lot of planning and coordination, and rushing the process can create big problems. Following are some recommendations if …

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3 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Outdated Data Center

When managing an outdated data center, there are improvements that may be out of the budget for your company. Keeping up with technology, equipment and servers alone are some of the most expensive updates you can make within your own facility. Other expenses such as remodeling the actual building and keeping up-to-date with security efforts …

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Through the Eyes of a NOC Technician: Air Handler System

Data center cooling is one of the major challenges faced by data center managers because high temperatures and excess heat can severely effect its lifespan and performance. As organizations keep adding blade servers to equip their performance, data centers are demanding more electricity and producing high heat. Sometimes the heat exceedes 30kW – 50 kW/server …

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How to Reduce Data Center Energy Costs

As data centers grow, power requirements also grow. Data centers, in fact, rank amongst the biggest consumers of power on the planet. However, there is a tipping point, and many data centers are now finding this out the hard way. Surging demand of power means that many data centers have exhausted the power utility’s ability …

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Green Data Centers: Looking Beyond Renewable Energy and Cooling Efficiencies

Going green yields many benefits today’s data centers. However, going green is traditionally associated with high costs, especially substantial investments in making radical changes to cooling technologies and installing renewable energy sources. This, however, does not always have to be the case. It is possible to convert an existing legacy data center into a highly …

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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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There is More to TIA-942 Than Ensuring 99.995% Uptime

TIA-942 is a standard for the information and communications industry, and data centers are adopting this standard to have 99.995% uptime. However, there is more to TIA-942 than ensuring all-time availability. Adopting TIA 942 offers many other benefits: TIA-942 Offers Broad-based Design and Operational Guidelines TIA-942 standards are comprehensive. It offers guidelines for the design …

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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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