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Beware of Public Cloud Threats, Experts Warn [Infographic]

To see the public vs. private cloud infographic, scroll to the bottom of this blog post.  “The public cloud is a veritable data war zone,” writes Sophos, a tech security firm, in their latest cloud security report. For years, the debate on public vs. private cloud has rivaled that of politics, with fierce advocates on …

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Concerns About Data Center Efficiency Escalate Globally with Ban in China

With about half of China’s 1.357 billion population connected to the Internet, it’s no surprise it’s among the countries expressing grave concerns about data center efficiency. Worse yet, many data centers in that country haven’t kept pace with technology that would minimize their environmental footprint. Beijing, China, which has one of the highest pollution levels …

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Government Study Reveals Data Center’s Water Consumption for the First Time

Innovations for data centers, which consume massive amounts of natural resources to operate, have often focused on efficiencies to lessen their environmental footprint. While those innovations are leading to decreased energy consumption, the government recently released a report that tries to quantify just how much water the nation’s data centers are using. According to DataCenterKnowledge.com, …

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Fort Wayne Update: EMP-Shielded Data Center Ready in Q1 2017

Over the past two years, we’ve been talking a lot about our new Fort Wayne facility. It’s taken longer than anticipated, but for good reason. In a recent Journal Gazette article, our team was interviewed about the project and where it stands. Why has the project taken so long? It all comes down to three …

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Cyberattacks are Moving to the Cloud: Develop Your Security Plan

This should come as no surprise – With the increased popularity of the cloud, cyber attacks have followed in its wake, with Sophos reporting a 45 percent increase in cyber attacks in the cloud during 2015. It’s been a steadily alarming trend. Two years ago, Alert Logic’s Cloud Security Report noted that brute force attacks …

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Airline Data Center Outage Reveals Redundancy Flaws, Makes Case for the Cloud

With a data center outage recently delaying more than 2,000 Delta flights, the vulnerabilities of legacy computing systems became clear, according to various experts commenting on the extensive grounding of the airline’s fleet. In a Fast Company.com article, Airfarewatchdog President George Hobica said, “The airlines are dealing with a hodgepodge of equipment that’s been cobbled …

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Key Considerations for Increasing Cloud Security

With companies increasingly shifting to the cloud for their data center needs, the focus on cloud security policies has been getting more attention — especially with cyberattacks intensifying. While the majority of companies using the cloud have security policies, an alarming number do not, according to a Cloud Security Alliance report. Out of the companies …

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Experts Predict Demand for Data Center Industry will Double by 2021

There seems to be no end in sight for the demand of data — all driven by American’s extensive use of media, including apps, YouTube videos and social media platforms. And industries of all types are driving increased demand for data centers as part of their efforts to gather consumer insights. Those are among the …

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Data Center World Panel: Important Legislations Affecting Today’s Data Center

Earlier this year, we exhibited at Data Center World in Las Vegas and presented on Reliability-Centered Maintenance and participated on a panel on Managing the Risky Data Center. Our co-owner and in-house compliance expert, Rich Banta, was asked back to the fall event in New Orleans to participate in an important panel with some other …

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Artificial Intelligence Could be the Next Frontier in Data Center Cooling

With the continual drive to minimize costs and energy usage of data centers, Google recently gave us a hint of what could prove to be the future of data center cooling. Artificial intelligence. The industry already has been effectively reducing energy consumption with innovative technology like evaporative air, cool aisle/hot aisle containment and chilled water …

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