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Ways to Manage Data Center Airflow

Businesses around the globe rely on their IT equipment to enable processes and manage data — and since electronics are sensitive to overheating, it’s imperative to keep this IT equipment cool with proper airflow management. Data center design needs to take the production and movement of cold and warm air into account for an energy-efficient […]

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DataSpan Hosts APC Webinar

  Webinar Invitation Edge – Best Practices in Distributed IT Environments This webinar will address standardization options to reduce new deployment execution time, lower the cost of managing physical infrastructure, and simplify monitoring and alarm management. Speakers Brian Ballard Strategy & Business Development APC by Schneider Electric Bill Matson Global Partner Success Manager APC by Schneider […]

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Data Center Temperature Standards

Data center temperature is one of the most important environmental factors when it comes to the proper functioning of servers and other IT equipment. After all, the performance of sensitive electronic equipment can be significantly affected by excessive heat or cold. It’s essential for companies to maintain the right server room temperature range that will […]

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Fundamentals of Data Destruction: The Importance of Chain of Custody

Experts predict that every two years, the volume of data created by businesses will double. When you add the speed at which data centers are filled up and IT equipment is replaced by newer iterations, you begin to see how important it is to properly destroy or render unusable any old equipment that may contain […]

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Black Dust in Your Data Center

If you can see dust and debris accumulating in your data center, you have a problem. Even microscopic particulates can lead to damage in your servers and other sensitive IT equipment. One of the most notorious contaminants data centers have to deal with is commonly known as black dust. This fine, sooty dust can suddenly […]

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Can Your Old Data Be Recovered?

When floods, fires, and other natural disasters occur, they can wreak havoc on the on-site computer equipment many organizations depend on to store and retrieve their important data. Because physical, formatting and logical problems can cause data to go missing, technology has developed to keep pace with all of these issues. And this is good […]

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Electronic Data Destruction: Which Method Is Best?

When you think of how much financial and personal information you store on your computer, it’s no wonder you want to be sure its hard drive is rendered unusable when you migrate your data to a newer model. And when it comes to enterprise-wide computer room and data center upgrades, the need for responsible data […]

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Five Tips to Improve Data Center Operations Efficiency

There’s no doubt that many of today’s working data centers are a far cry from the stock images we see of perfectly clean rows of racks filled with immaculate servers and neatly wound cabling. But since real data centers are constantly under pressure to do more with less, setting data center cleaning standards and putting […]

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Partnership Announcement – IBM

IBM Storage Systems & Software / Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions DataSpan, a national technology solutions provider firm that provides essential technology infrastructure, data protection products, and critical solutions to Fortune 1000 clients and small and midsize enterprises, is excited to announce a partnership with International Business Machine (IBM), a global technology company that provides hardware, software, cloud-based […]

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Testimonial from a client…

Memo To:  My “intercompany” Peers (other locations), Just wanted to pass along something that could be important for your data center and your clients. Several large arrays (3PAR) were being decommissioned out of the Sacramento area site and being reallocated somewhere else.  Per policy, the drives had to be wiped to allow the racks to […]

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