Seagate Data Storage

Seagate Data Storage 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 […]

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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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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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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Businesses are always on the lookout for methods of improving efficiency in their operations. For many, automation and technology are attractive choices, though some options may be prohibitively costly for smaller businesses. One option that has caught the attention of businesses of all sizes is radio frequency identification, or RFID. RFID […]

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Why audit IT assets?

As the IT infrastructure of the typical company has grown, so has the need for regular information system audits. These audits examine whether a business’s IT controls protect company assets, ensure information accuracy and further the company’s business goals adequately and efficiently. For data centers, these audit processes are even more essential to operations. The importance […]

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