Ways to Prevent Data Loss

Ways to Prevent Data Loss As the world becomes ever more reliant on data, data security has become more critical. In 2021, the cost of data breaches rose to the highest level in 17 years. The average breach cost companies $4.24 million. Fortunately, preventing data loss is something your business can do. Taking a proactive approach […]

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How to Overcome Data Center Failures

How to Overcome Data Center Failures Unplanned data center outages are often common occurrences — far more common than they should be. A data center failure is both inconvenient and dangerously expensive for the administrators running the operation. A recent survey from Uptime Institute estimated that one in six data centers that suffered a major […]

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The Pros and Cons of Underground Data Centers

The Pros and Cons of Underground Data Centers Data is a vital resource that businesses rely on in the increasingly digital world. Collecting and storing data within one network is an invaluable tool, but it’s not without risk. Data centers are the solution for storing sensitive information in a safe and reliable facility. To obtain […]

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CRAC vs. CRAH Cooling Units: What’s the Difference?

CRAC vs. CRAH Cooling Units: What’s the Difference? Balancing the temperature in data centers is crucial. When data centers were first established, keeping them cool was an easy task. Managers would add air conditioners to the computer rooms to manage the temperature. Adding more servers meant adding more air conditioners. At a certain point, this […]

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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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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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