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The Key Factors Behind Sustainable Data Center Design

The Key Factors Behind Sustainable Data Center Design

Most businesses, including data centers, are looking for their buildings to be net zero in the coming future, meaning they use all their energy from renewable sources that don’t add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. And data centers are notorious for needing quite a...

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4 Must-Have Server Rack Accessories for Your Data Center

4 Must-Have Server Rack Accessories for Your Data Center

Organization is essential for a data center to operate successfully, and server rack accessories are vital components to ensuring that happens. Routine maintenance, expansion, and cable management are all dependent on organized server racks, and there are some...

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Why You Shouldn’t Skimp on Electronic Equipment Racks

Why You Shouldn’t Skimp on Electronic Equipment Racks

When creating a server room for a small business or a colocation data center, you’ll run into a lot of costs. You can be tempted to cut corners when you can, especially on server racks. After all, it’s just a cabinet that holds equipment, right? False. There are valid...

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The Importance of Data Center Seismic Protection

The Importance of Data Center Seismic Protection

With the consequences of climate change worsening, we are more vulnerable than ever to natural disasters, including earthquakes. Of all the natural disasters that can harm our infrastructure and buildings, earthquakes are among the most damaging. The importance of...

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5 Things To Know About Microsoft’s Project Natick

5 Things To Know About Microsoft’s Project Natick

Project Natick is a years-long project helmed by Microsoft to see if servers can run unattended. Basically, can the cloud work underwater? They submerged a data center off the coast of California to test the efficiency and reliability of an unmanned and...

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The Benefits of Modular Design for Data Centers

The Benefits of Modular Design for Data Centers

Did you know that up to a third of an organization’s data will pass through the cloud? Companies need to keep expansion in the forefront of their minds when designing a data center because data storage is only beginning to grow. And when you do need to expand space...

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Climate Change Challenges Data Centers Face

Climate Change Challenges Data Centers Face

Climate change is affecting all areas of our lives, and data centers aren’t immune to the changes that the planet experiences. Global temperatures are rising significantly, causing weather systems that create havoc for ecosystems and disrupt regions like coastlines...

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Why Your Server Racks Need Blanking Panels

Why Your Server Racks Need Blanking Panels

Even though blanking panels might seem like unnecessary pieces of equipment, server racks need them. Data centers require precise planning to make sure equipment is properly organized and maintained. Blanking panels are low in cost, especially when compared to other...

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Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Storage for Your Data

Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Storage for Your Data

What exactly is hybrid cloud storage, and how can it help protect your data? A hybrid cloud is a mixture of data storage that can include on-premise infrastructure and cloud services, both private and public. Choosing a hybrid cloud has quite a few advantages that...

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Essential Equipment Every Data Center Needs

Essential Equipment Every Data Center Needs

Operating a successful data center hinges on having the right items. Whether you're running a small center for an organization or a data center that spans thousands of square feet, there is essential equipment every data center needs.  To keep your center organized,...

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What Is a Server Rack Diagram and Its Benefits?

What Is a Server Rack Diagram and Its Benefits?

If you’re new to the world of data centers, you might be wondering what is a server rack diagram and its benefits? A server rack diagram is a visual piece of information crucial in the organization of data centers; it is physical documentation of all the equipment...

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Common Data Center Problems and Preventative Tips

Common Data Center Problems and Preventative Tips

Every data center has its unique challenges, but there are some common problems every data center has. Reduced space, climate change, and security are challenges data centers must deal with, but there are effective ways to prevent them from causing outages or...

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How To Set Up a Server Rack

How To Set Up a Server Rack

Setting up a server rack is an easy task, but there are some industry standards that will dictate the final setup. Knowing how to set up a server rack properly and ensuring it’s stable is essential to minimize any risk of damaging equipment. We break down the best...

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