How Temperature Affects IT Storage 

How Temperature Affects IT Storage 

Hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs) function best at specific temperatures. When server rooms contain large amounts of hard drives and other equipment, temperatures can drastically rise, impacting their performance. IT specialists and server providers should understand temperature regulation requirements to ensure optimal functionality and life span.  Why Is It Important to Monitor […]

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What Is a Data Center Crash Cart?

Businesses rely on data centers to keep their data safe in disaster situations. So when valuable systems fail, you need a quick, easy way to resuscitate them and prevent data loss. A data center crash cart is a valuable tool for storing and transporting the equipment technicians need to make fast repairs. What Is a […]

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Data Center Design and Planning

When you choose to maintain a physical data center, the design and planning process play an essential role in the success of your operation. There are many approaches you can take to your data center layout, but there are several best practices you should apply to your planning. You can develop a data center that […]

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Guidelines for Server Rack Layouts and Designs

Knowing how to properly set up your server racks is essential for several reasons, including maintaining high functionality and ensuring safety. You want to organize your cables to maximize airflow and efficiently use the available space. You also want to properly label cables so that you know where to reconnect them in the future. This […]

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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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What Is Managed IT and Why Does It Matter?

What Is Managed IT and Why Does It Matter? Big in-house IT teams aren’t right for every organization — and when they are, they should be doing more than the day-to-day minutia of system maintenance. To fill this role, many companies turn to managed IT. In a managed IT model, some or all components of […]

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Network Security, Explained

Network Security, Explained In today’s increasingly digital environment, network security is a critical part of any business environment. Without network security, essential corporate systems, business data and the personal information of customers are vulnerable to outside threats, posing significant financial, operational and reputational risks. Effective network security uses a wide range of measures to keep […]

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How to Properly Shred a Computer Hard Drive

How to Properly Shred a Computer Hard Drive Computer hard drives have troves of information that data thieves and other criminals would love to get their hands on. These devices often contain a wide range of private and secure info, including personal client details and confidential company secrets. When it’s time to dispose of them, […]

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The Importance of Server Room Cleaning

For most companies in the 21st century, regardless of their size, their server room is the heart of their business. It’s the place where they store the data that is essential to their business. Information on clients, projects, sales opportunities, financial transactions, important contracts, employee information, compliance with government regulations, statistical reports, sales reports and more. […]

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The Importance of Cable Mining (or Removing Abandoned Cables)

Most buildings over a few years old have abandoned wires and cables behind the walls. This is especially true for facilities like data centers, schools, hospitals, office buildings and other structures with a prevalence of electronics and telecommunications equipment. Cables are often abandoned when tenants move out, or when new upgrades are installed, to save […]

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