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5 Data Center Lighting Considerations

5 Data Center Lighting Considerations When most companies build or renovate their data centers, they’re focused on optimizing the space to secure as much data as possible. Lighting might not even cross their mind. However, the light fixtures you choose will significantly impact your data center’s efficiency. Selecting the appropriate lighting will increase security, stabilize […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Data Center Fire Suppression

Everything You Need to Know About Data Center Fire Suppression When you store your information in a data center, you need to protect it from danger to ensure you always have the data you need. One of the major threats to data centers is fire. When hardware catches on fire due to a buildup of dust […]

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DataSpan & Motorola are exhibiting at the 2021 IAAPA EXPO

DataSpan and Motorola are very excited to again be at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, November 15th – 19th. Stop by our Booth #4247 to meet our team and chat with our Motorola radio communications experts. Don’t forget to ask about our show specials! IAAPA Attractions Expo 2021 – the leading global conference and trade […]

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Types of Cloud Computing Solutions

Cloud computing is a general term that describes computing services delivered over the internet or “the cloud” for faster service or flexibility in resources. These services include storage, software, analytics and databases, among others. Understanding the fundamental differences between cloud solutions will help you find a solution that fully meets your needs. Most Common Types […]

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Power Distribution Units (PDUs)

Power Distribution Units (PDUs) Power distribution units (PDU) refer to the electrical components required to manage the electrical supply that runs servers, computers and networking devices for data centers. Though PDUs started as power strips with limited capabilities, modern PDUs can handle large businesses and come with features such as remote monitoring and access. With […]

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Watts vs. BTUs: What Are They?

When working in information technology (IT), a thorough understanding of units of energy and the correct usage of terminology is crucial to ensuring accuracy in your position. Two commonly used and often misunderstood terms in IT are watts and BTUs (British Thermal Units). The more accurate your understanding of these terms, the better you’ll perform […]

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Data Center Hot and Cold Aisles

IT equipment generates a lot of thermal energy, making cooling practices an essential part of data center management. Hot and cold aisles focus on increasing the efficiency of your cooling system. Let’s take a closer look at these methods and how containment systems play a role in cooling. What Are Hot and Cold Aisles? Hot […]

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Is Bracing Equipment Necessary for Your Data Center?

As an IT professional, you understand the importance of safeguarding your data center. Protecting your servers can take many forms, and bracing equipment is an essential component to consider. Learn about server bracing equipment and why it’s critical to your data center. What Is Server Bracing Equipment? Earthquakes can cause significant damage to buildings. Much […]

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Preparing Data Centers for Severe Weather

Data centers are at the mercy of severe weather risk and must have contingency plans to prevent downtime. Even the most thoroughly protected data centers are at risk of failure when severe weather occurs. Events like lightning storms and heatwaves threaten to damage data center electrical equipment, while floods can take down your operation for […]

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