Five Tips to Avoid Security Breaches

Security breaches affect billions of people every year — data breaches and cyberattacks impacted 765 million people in three months of 2018 alone. Along with the life-changing personal effects of a data breach for consumers, companies targeted by attackers stand to lose valuable business data, revenue and public confidence. As a result, all organizations need to know […]

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How to Increase the Security of Your Data

How to Increase the Security of Your Data

Data security is a significant concern in today’s technology climate. Now more than ever, people and companies are taking extra measures to protect their sensitive data. From cloud networks to physical data centers, there are plenty of options for any business. Seeking reliable protection is essential to keeping your information security risks low and your […]

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How to Move Your Data Center

How to Move Your Data Center

Moving a data center is something that many businesses decide to do at one point or another. A company might want to move the data center to a more dedicated or secure location or might undergo a merger or acquisition that requires consolidation of data centers. Whatever the reason, moving a data center is a […]

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The Importance of Reliable Power Solutions

Everything a data center does relies on access to a steady power supply. Unfortunately, a single connection to the local electric grid may not be adequate to power this vital, yet sensitive technology. The voltages provided by your utility company can vary widely — too much voltage can lead to hardware damage and data loss, […]

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How to Develop a System Security Plan

What is a Security Plan A network security plan defines how a computer, network or information system will be secured and protected from threats such as worms, viruses and unauthorized users. Typically, the IT departments of businesses that rely on network security will implement these plans. Organizations that receive federal funding may also need to […]

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How and Why to Convert Your Data to a Newer Format

Data can be stored in a several different proprietary and non-proprietary formats. For the everyday user, the specific data format may not be a concern. But people who manage data centers constantly encounter questions about format. Data center operators need to consider whether their data is in a usable format — and if it’s not, […]

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What is Environmental Monitoring?

What is Environmental Monitoring?

Environmental monitoring is the process of making sure a particular environment is suitable for its intended purpose. Many industries use environmental monitoring to ensure employees and equipment are safe and able to perform their functions efficiently. Being able to monitor minute changes in an office or data center makes it less likely that a small […]

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The Dangers of a Dirty Data Center

It’s an unfortunate fact that data centers collect significant amounts of dirt. Dirt particles are carried in on the shoes and clothing of personnel or through ventilation systems, and contamination may accelerate due to nearby construction sites or natural disasters. Over time, dirt particles can collect on hardware, walls, floors, subfloors and the ceiling. A […]

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Disaster Recovery Storage Solutions

Businesses across the world are at risk of disruption by various natural and human-made disasters. From earthquakes and hurricanes to power outages and security threats, disasters can lead to server downtime and impact your team’s ability to do business. Downtime at data centers can also be costly, equating to hundreds of thousands of dollars lost […]

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Data Center Power Requirements

In this competitive business landscape, quite a lot rides on uninterrupted access to data. That’s why reliability is a key concept of all data center operations. It’s also why knowing how to calculate power requirements of data centers — whether they’re standalone entities or part of a larger facility — is critical to forming a […]

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