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Data Centers: It’s All About Location

Has the location for your data center facility been properly vetted?  There are many considerations, and they have evolved considerably since many existing data centers were constructed and put into production. Basic Data Center Location Requirements First, from TIA-924-A-2012 (these are very basic requirements; they must be satisfied before any discussion of Tier 3 or …

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Avoid These Common Pitfalls When Choosing Vendors for Data Center Needs

In the IT/tech industry, or any other industry for that matter, it’s easy to search for the trends and successes that are catapulting companies to success. However, it’s a good idea to look at what isn’t working. That’s why InformationWeek included a question about the mistakes 100 IT leaders made in an extensive survey. More …

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Data Center Uptime Projected to be No. 1 Priority in 2020

Anyone in the data center industry understands the importance of uptime. Recent statistics show that it costs us, on average, $7,900 each minute that we experience a data center outage — an essential reason to minimize the incidents that cause downtime. While there’s already pressure for IT professionals and data center managers to maintain a …

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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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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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Top Qualities of a Data Center Provider That Won’t Let You Down

Outsourcing data center needs is increasingly becoming an option for companies that are looking to quickly expand their data center capabilities without building out their own facilities. More than likely, you’ll have an extensive array of choices. But, of course, choosing the right one requires taking into consideration a wide number of factors — including …

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Data Center Uptime can Become No. 1 Priority with Growth of IoT

Just as consumers don’t have a high tolerance for glitches that make the lights go out or other utilities to crash, they will fully expect data center uptime to be around the 100 percent rate with the increasing emergence of connected devices at home and at work. That’s what a speaker told attendees during the …

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Data Center Outages: The Top 5 Culprits May Surprise You

With Winter Storm Jonas living up to its Category 4 rating, crippling everything in its path throughout 14 states, IT experts encountered another test in ensuring that their data centers were able to operate and recover against the brutal conditions. Yet, as a recent study revealed, natural disasters still aren’t among the top 3 culprits …

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Understanding the Tier Rating System Behind Data Centers

If you’ve done any research on data centers, particularly colocation centers, you’ve likely come across Uptime Institute’s rating system — which have been guiding standards in the industry for more than 20 years. The Institute awards Tier ratings ranging from I to IV based on a number of complex factors, with the Tier IV rating …

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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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