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How to Reduce Data Center Carbon Footprints

With more and more businesses going online, servers and data centers are becoming one of the most valued assets in an organization. The demand for data and bandwidth is continually growing, which is contributing to the global energy consumption. According to Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), data centers used 91 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) electrical …

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The Importance of the Systematic Cleaning of the Data Center

“If your site is unusually dirty or has a chemical odor, you should be concerned. Dirt and corrosive gases can cause corrosion and possible equipment damage. The building floor should be sealed to prevent dusting of concrete.” – IBM INSTALLATION MANUAL Publication GC22-7072-1 Potential issues like data loss and media errors have been reported by data …

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4 Tips to Minimize Water Consumption in the Data Center

Throughout the years, we have talked about energy consumption in data centers, but,more recently, the focus has shifted to data center water consumption. There is a limited amount of data about how and why data centers use water. In the US alone, there are nearly 3 million data centers of various sizes that use water to …

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Predictions for Rack Unit Growth in Data Centers

In data centers, the size or height of racks are usually measured in units. A decade ago, 36-units were the standard rack size, which has now grown to 42-units in more than 60% of the market according to Faisal Ghaus, the VP of analyst firm TechNavio. The industry standard today is a server rack of …

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Tips for Managing Energy Efficiency in the Data Center

Since 1991, October is observed as the National Energy Awareness Month in America. It was first targeted at private and government sector organizations, but this year, the focus is on the US data center industry. The industry consumed 91 billion kilowatt hours in 2013. According to NRCDC (National Resources Defense Council), this consumption is expected …

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How to Reduce Data Center Hot Spots

Data center hot spots are one of the most feared things because they can damage data center equipment, increase system outages and lead to massive energy waste. For those who don’t know what data center hot spots are, a hot spot is a local temperature variation occurring due to improper cooling of the data center …

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6 Considerations for Choosing the Right Data Center

Selecting the right data center or a collocation provider is important for your business because your data’s security depends on it. Here are six considerations you should take into account while selecting a data center for your business. 1. Location The first big consideration for selecting a data center is the location. You should try to find …

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Why Enhancing Business Efficiency in Data Centers is Important

The data center industry has been witness to rapid developments in its sphere of business. High performance computing, the emerging realization of the cloud as a component in various levels of business, the Internet or Things (IoT) and the implications of big data are a few important influential factors. Keeping in line with these changes …

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3 Best Practices for Data Security

The recent cyber crime rate is reason enough for data center and business owners to take action. Here are some recent headlines that sent shivers down the spines of business owners: Home Depot reported a loss of 53 million email addresses. The Target breach is reported to have an estimated cost of $1 billion. Michaels …

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Top 6 Features to Look For When Choosing a Data Center

As an organization grows, so does its data. In most cases, it does not make much sense to plan in advance for the additional costs and overhead that are required for data storage and maintenance. Using an external agency to store your data has become the smart solution, but choosing a data center needs due …

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