Topics: Cooling

Ambient Air Cooling and Other External Environment Factors

Instor Jun 27, 2017 6:22:00 AM

As you might imagine, there can be a significant difference in cooling costs by lcoating your data center in a warm climate as opposed to a cooler one. But cooler climates bring added concerns, such as electrostatic discharge. Learn how to make your data center's location work to your advantage today. 

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Topics: Density Capacity, capacity planning

Assessment, Resource Balancing are Key to Data Center Capacity Planning

Instor Jun 22, 2017 6:38:00 AM

Data center operations require a careful balance of resources, personnel, and planning – there is no single cause or factor that can impact such operations but rather multiple factors at any given time which could affect the whole of the organization, customers, and profits. There have been many examples, both good and bad, where customer demands out strips capacity during preplanned consumer events (i.e., online sales, concerts, streamed events, etc.).  

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Topics: Data Center Planning and Design, security, disaster

Don't Be a Trainwreck: Disaster Prevention and Recovery

Instor Jun 20, 2017 6:05:00 AM

Don’t be alarmed, but disaster lurks around every corner for data centers. The good news is that with a proper plan, you can survive nearly anything that comes your way.

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Topics: security, capacity, bitcoin, cryptocurrency

Bitcoin's Capacity and Security Challenges

Instor Jun 15, 2017 6:51:00 AM

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are hot topics these days. With more and more compute power being dedicated to Bitcoin mining, we take a look at the major concerns for data centers - namely power, heat and processing capabilities. 

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Topics: Powering, best practices, security

British Airways Massive Outage Blamed on Contractor Who Hit Power Button

Instor Jun 13, 2017 7:47:00 AM

It’s one thing to experience downtime, but quite another when the downtime is caused by a completely preventable human error. See how British Airways learned this lesson the hard way in its recent outage.

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Topics: Colocation, news

Digital Realty Doubles Down on Cloud Service With DuPont Fabros Merger

Instor Jun 9, 2017 2:02:49 PM

Big news in the data center space, as Digital Realty acquires fellow data center operator DuPoint Fabros in a deal valued at $7.6 billion. Learn more about Instor's partnership with Digital Realty and hear from our President Jack Vonich. 

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