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The CFO won’t approve two generators. How do I guarantee high data center uptime?

“We’re moving our headquarters and we need to do something about replacing our data center with a more reliable facility. We’ve discussed building a new data center at the new headquarters location. But the CFO won’t approve two generators. How do I guarantee high data center uptime?” A recent visitor to our data center spoke …

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How Will 2013 Look for Data Centers?

Gartner predicts that the year 2013 will see a $3.7 billion spend on global IT, a 4.2% growth over the previous year. As for data centers, a whopping £147 billion ($192 billion approximately) spend is expected, which is a 4.5% increase from 2012 figures. The increased spending marks double growth for the industry compared to 2012. Better yet, a …

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Tips to Reduce Power Consumption in Data Center Infrastructure

Wasting critical resources, specifically energy resources is expensive and avoidable. As power costs soar, the burden of maintaining power hungry equipment like data centers gets increasingly heavy. So how do you reduce the power consumption in data center infrastructures? Well, here are some tips that might prove useful to you: – Switch off after use: …

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A Hot Trend in Cleantech: Startups Targeting Energy Data and Analytics

Startup Stem is one of a growing number of young cleantech startups that are using data, analytics and energy storage, like batteries, to manage companies’ energy consumption. It’s an area that can take advantage of the latest trends in information technology like big data, cloud computing and cheap batteries. Founded in 2009 and formerly called …

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Corporate Consequences of Data Center Downtime

An outage or downtime in a data center is unpredictable. No machine is perfect and at some point of time they are going to experience failures, or more specifically downtimes. Although this fact is known to almost all IT managers and administrators, several corporate enterprises fail to understand the true consequences of such an outage. …

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Does your colocation pricing model make sense?

If your company is considering outsourcing your data center facilities, you’re probably looking at multiple colocation providers as candidates. Do the colocation providers’ pricing models make sense? Is it possible to find an incremental pay-as-you grow model for your space, power and cooling requirements? Here are a few key elements to consider as you investigate …

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What is Your Data Center’s Total Cost of Ownership?

To build and operate the modern day data center is definitely an expensive feat! But you need to understand all the costs associated with building an operating a data center. TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) encompasses the sum total of operational and capital expenses involved in erecting and maintaining a data center.  TCO must analyze …

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The current Data Center design and implementation shift – Computerworld Blogs

A major shift is underway in data center infrastructure procurement and design. Many public and private entities have shifted from making large hardware and software purchases in the form of components of servers, storage and applications to instead buying pre-packaged bundles, building blocks and/or PODS. This trend is part of a more modular data center …

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Colocation or cloud computing?

Colocation or cloud computing? Which one is right for your critical computer systems? In simple terms, colocation (also known as outsourced data center or wholesale colocation) is high-tech real estate. Companies use colocation to solve the problems of hardened data center buildings, power, cooling, telecommunications and security. Companies use colocation to solve these problems without …

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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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