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All You Need to Know About Tier Classification

Most every data center request for proposal or list of services will have technical terms like uptime and tier classification that can confuse a business. Here is a precise explanation of these terms so that you can make better and informed data center decisions. The tier classification was introduced by the Uptime Institute, which was …

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Best Practices for Designing N+1 UPS Configuration

Editors note: Lifeline Data Centers uses N+N redundancy in construction of both power and cooling facilities. N+1 redundancy is less resilient. This post describes N+1 redundancy and its characteristics. N+1 (or parallel) redundancy is one method used to ensure system availability in the event of component or power failures. In engineering terms, it is “the …

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Don’t Skip These Best Practices for Data Center Consolidation

Data center consolidation is quite similar to two people who have been living on their own at separate locations move together into the same house. Consolidation often results in the duplication of items and resources. Consolidation should ideally prevent redundancy, remove inactive components of data, and achieve a single face for the same data. Keeping …

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To Own or to Lease – The Question for Data Center Operations

Since in-house data centers are driving higher capital investments and an ever-growing power bill, CFOs and financial executives are monitoring data center strategies even more closely. The idea is to ensure that sensible decisions are taken around a company’s data center activities and to have maximum efficiency while reducing costs. But the fact is that data center construction …

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CIO Insight: Are Redundant Power Systems Out of Reach of Small Data Centers?

When I visited the data center for 1&1 Internet, a huge hosting and cloud services provider located in Lenexa, Kan., I was struck by the size of the emergency generating system. The Caterpillar diesels that power the generators are the size of locomotive engines. The four generator sets power the 40,000 servers in an N+1 …

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Why are companies moving primary data centers to wholesale colocation facilities like Lifeline Data Centers? Part 3

Why are companies moving primary data centers to wholesale colocation facilities like Lifeline Data Centers? Better uptime, also known as higher computer reliability, is a driving reason. Regardless of size, companies continue to bet their business on the reliability of their computer systems. The cost of downtime is lost revenue, lost credibility, and in the …

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Data center compliance and data center certifications at Lifeline Data Centers

Data center compliance and data center certifications at Lifeline Data Centers Companies that are considering Lifeline Data Centers for their outsource data center needs often ask about our expertise with data center compliance. We are also asked about data our center certifications. Rich Banta, co-owner of Lifeline Data Centers, holds the following certifications, which are …

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Are you wasting time and resources on your data center?

Are you wasting time and resources on your data center? If your company relies on your computer systems to generate revenue, deliver services, or manufacture your product, your computer room facilities can be a source or worry. You spend lots of money on power, cooling, equipment and labor to keep your most important computer systems …

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The stuff you can’t (or won’t) build into your own data center

The stuff you can’t (or won’t) build into your data center could be the cause of a future outage. What stuff am I talking about? Data center power redundancy – dual utility power feeds, dual generators, and dual UPS systems for every cabinet of equipment in the data center. Data center cooling redundancy – dual …

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Using outsource data centers to reduce compliance risk

CIOs are reducing risks by employing outsource data centers to solve their compliance problems. CIO strategy now includes leveraging outsource data centers and the certifications and compliance they maintain to help the enterprise meet government regulations. CIOs have used outsource data centers for years to drive higher uptime and reap the benefits of lower data …

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