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Assessing the Cost of IT Downtime

When your organization experiences an IT outage, the setbacks are immediately obvious. Missed deadlines, idled employees, and customer dissatisfaction may come to mind. However, you may not have a good sense of the financial consequences of that type of disruption without a deep analysis of your company’s operations. Depending upon the size of your company, …

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3 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Outdated Data Center

When managing an outdated data center, there are improvements that may be out of the budget for your company.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 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, can add …

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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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What Does It Mean to Be a Rated-4 Data Center?

Throughout the data center industry, there are varying levels of uptime specifications and ratings which indicate how much of the time the data center is expected to be fully operational. For data centers, Uptime Institute Tiers, TIA-942 Ratings, and BICSI Availability Classes are used to measure uptime, with a range of Tier/Rating/Class 1 – 4. …

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5 Ways to Improve the Structure of Your IT Team

Having the best equipment and most innovative technology doesn’t mean anything without a strong IT team. Motivated and talented team members will help your company achieve new goals and identify new opportunities, and they can directly affect uptime and compliance in the data center. Without a properly trained and focused IT staff, your data center could …

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3 Important Data Center Productivity Metrics

A data center is meant to serve your business’ data needs, and some of the most important aspects of data centers are uptime, preparedness for disaster recovery and customer satisfaction. The data center may be equipped with the most hi-tech superior performing systems, but, for some, it also needs to have that extra something when …

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Green Data Centers: Myth vs. Reality

Green data centers are all the rage now, due to the benefits of improved efficiency and savings for owners, along with less pressure on the earth’s environment. The move towards green data centers started off when companies resorted to recycling and reducing their carbon footprint as part of their corporate social responsibility and to improve …

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How the Heat Generated by Data Centers Can Be Recycled

The data center industry has to innovate quickly to keep up with current trends, which is a primary reason it receives a lot of attention. One aspect that is always top of mind in this industry is energy conservation, thanks to the fact that high amounts of energy are consumed by data centers. While we need …

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The Right Approach to Lean Data Centers

The lean approach to data centers has caught on big time as a means to reduce cost and improve efficiency. A primary focus of the lean approach to data centers is on reducing cooling expenses and improving the energy efficiency of servers. While this is indeed valuable and helps to generate savings, this may actually …

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Support Automation in Next Generation Data Centers

The data center industry is going through a lot of changes, with clients demanding more sophisticated features at zero downtime. In this tough competitive environment, it becomes important to leave no stone unturned to ensure 100% customer satisfaction. One of the areas that need utmost attention is the support function. Many times, the support personnel …

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