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Beyond Sprinklers and Smoke Detectors: The NFPA Codes for Data Centers

Disasters such as fire, flood, storm, lightning or even sabotage can happen anywhere at any time and with no warning. Fortunately, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) prescribes codes for fire safety and protection. It is compulsory to adhere to these codes, and failing to do so could attract government penalties. In the context of data …

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Winners of the 2013 Interop Awards

Here is the latest and greatest list in the cool and innovative data center products for the year 2013. These results will give an insight into the benchmarks and performance standards laid down by the leaders of the data center industry today. The awards have been determined by a jury of experts and are jointly …

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What to Do When You Need to Expand Your Current Data Center?

What can you do when you need to expand your current data center? Consider this real life scenario that took place recently. MIT launched edX, an online education portal and estimated that approximately 5,000 users would sign on. The actual number of users that signed up was an unbelievable 120,000! While there was tremendous excitement …

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Fire Proofing Your Data Center

Can you imagine the dollar loss (regardless of opportunity, business and productivity) that will result if your data center caught fire? Although it is hard to say, a data center disaster like that could very well be the end of your business unless you are well insured and well protected. 64% of fires in commercial …

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Why Data Centers Are Necessary for Enterprise Businesses

When it comes to IT infrastructure requirements, data centers are a top priority. Data centers are now seen as a key business parameter, and not as an external facility for storage of information and business operation models. They have become critical for the very functioning of a big business enterprise. Any interruptions in your data center …

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Business Continuity Plans vs. Disaster Recovery Plans

Neither big or small organizations can afford downtime in their data center operations. The losses due to downtime has jumped to almost $138,000 on an hourly basis in 2012, which is 3 times more than the loss calculated in the initial days of data center usages way back in 2004, when the figures were just …

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Are There Advantages to a Midwest Data Center?

The debate on the geographic location of a data center is an interesting one. Some companies prefer a colocated datacenter close to their IT staff, while for others, data center related costs motivate them to choose a Midwest data center away from their primary geographic base. Here are some factors that support choosing a Midwest data center …

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Best Security Practices for Your Data Center

Thanks to  IT trends like cloud computing, virtualization, and standardization, the data center industry is witnessing a substantial security transformation. These attempts at data center modernization provide IT executives with a number of additional facilities that cater to better data center management, physical and logical security, disaster recovery, server maintenance and data backup. However, according …

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How to Evaluate a Potential Data Center Location

Data center facilities are a critical when your computer systems play a part in your everyday operations. But you cannot simply set up a data center facility anywhere – there are a lot of things you need to keep in mind. This is especially true for data centers that are engaged in handling mission critical …

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How to Be Prepared for the Top Four Data Center Disasters

Loss of data is an unacceptable circumstance whether you run an enterprise data center or a small computer room. Our data is now protected by state-of-the-art technology, high-tech equipment, modern facilities and 24×7 monitoring. Losing data seems unthinkable. Unfortunately, natural disasters can create data center disasters. But the fact remains that disaster does strike – …

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