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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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Data Storage with Seagate

Seagate Technology Since opening our doors in 1974, DataSpan has become the lead provider of data storage products and services across America. Today, we’re proud to call more than half of the Fortune 1,000 our clients, and we continue expanding our capabilities every day. As we broaden our service capabilities to better serve our clients […]

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Blanking Panels: Why Your Server Racks Need Them

Data center server racks and entire rooms require meticulous planning. Blanking panels, also known as filler panels, are installed as server rack accessories. While they’re a relatively low-cost investment compared to the other components inside your server room, these simple blanking panels attached to your equipment racks offer important efficiency benefits. What Are Blanking Panels? […]

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Data Center Power Redundancy and Its Importance

Data centers rely on power for nearly everything. Losing utility power, malfunctioning hardware or an end-of-life replacement can result in thousands or even millions of dollars lost per hour. It’s why backup power is crucial in overall data center design. What are a data center’s redundant power supplies? These infrastructure units include uninterruptible power supply […]

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DataSpan will be at AFCOM DATA CENTER WORLD 8/16-19 Booth 445

DataSpan is excited to join this year’s DATA CENTER WORLD, hosted by AFCOM. Use our code “DATASPAN” to save $200 on your registration! Click here to learn more about the prices and to register for the event.     About AFCOM AFCOM advances data center and IT infrastructure professionals by delivering comprehensive and vendor-neutral education […]

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