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How to Meet Increased Demand for Data Center Storage

Most data center managers, at one point, will need to figure out the answer to this question: “Where do we grow from here?” With the increased demand for data center storage to accommodate the growing use of data for a wide array of applications, it’s inevitable. Studies show that the demand for storage has grown …

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Demand for Business Intelligence and Analytics Hits Tipping Point

Gartner, known worldwide for its research and projections, predicted several years ago that data center managers would be swamped with a flood of demands for resources related to business intelligence and analytics. It appears that time has arrived, with Gartner recently announcing that the shift from the old way of things to the more modern …

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6 ways to cut your data center’s energy consumption

Look around. Every company should be doing this on a regular basis, evaluating operations and processes for areas that can be more efficient — and, as a result, cut costs and increase profits. For many companies, those gains can be made by assessing the energy consumed by their data centers. According to the Data Centers …

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Stepping up defenses against cyber attacks as IoT demands grow

In what is expected to be a steady series of steps to combat cyber attacks, the GSM Association recently released guidelines to address the looming security problems that could result from the growing Internet of Things (IoT) trend. The guidelines could go a long way in governing how well so-called smart devices are designed and …

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Data Center downtime takes a turn for the worse in 2015

2015 wasn’t a good year for data centers when weighing the damage of downtime. The costs related to downtime climbed to $740,000 in 2015 for a single data center outage. That’s up from an average of $690,000 in 2013. And experts are blaming cybercrime as one of the leading causes of the outages, according to …

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What Data Center Operators Need to Know About NFPA 75

With NFPA 75 increasingly gaining attention, IT professionals are questioning how data center will be impacted by the newly revised standards for data center fire suppression. Good question. It’s been a couple of years since the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) revised the standard, along with NFPA 76. But confusion still abounds. Although the specifications …

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New technology could help Data Centers conserve water

With data centers facing increased scrutiny for their carbon footprint, the news that California is paving the way for data center cooling technology that saves water could be welcomed news for the nation. It’s possible that more states could follow in the footsteps of California, where building regulators recently allowed data center operators to install …

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Is your data center ready for the Internet of Things?

The massive adoption of connected devices, including everything from smart locks to wearable devices and smart cars, has many companies and organizations wondering if they’re ready to to meet the demand for data. The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is shaping up to be the next game-changer. Here are just a few of the trends …

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Survey reveals Data Center facility trends and practices

Companies are continuing to explore different options to handle their data center needs, according to a survey by 451 Research, which regularly releases a quarterly survey of data center operators throughout North America and Europe. In a recent study, the survey revealed that organizations are most likely to research different options to increase capacity when …

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