Topics: Best Practices, safety

Data Center Walkthrough Checklist

Instor Sep 21, 2017 5:25:00 AM

Hip hop artist Ice Cube once famously suggested to "check yourself before you wreck yourself." So, if you thought the worlds of rap and data center management couldn't be further apart, think again. In fact, making a list and checking it regularly is one of the keys to data center success. 

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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: Management, Powering, Best Practices

Getting A Grip: Top 10 Data Center Management Tips, Part One

Instor Dec 21, 2016 1:55:19 PM

It's not exactly easy to see into the future of data center management, but by following these essential practices, you'll be set up for success now and down the line. Learn about remote monitoring, selecting the proper power, cable management and more. 

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Topics: Powering, Cooling, Best Practices

Data Center Practices Can Cut Costs in Your Hardware & Electronics Lab

Jeremy Snead Dec 20, 2016 11:08:00 AM

Research and development teams use IT equipment in their labs to develop hardware, software, and apps. The equipment has the same requirements of space, power, and cooling whether it is housed in a commercial lab or a data center, such as Digital Realty. If the electronics lab is housed in a space other than a data center, then the lab manager could be losing money on cooling and powering to maintain the space.

While the overall flexibility is crucial in engineering labs, there are some data center practices that can be implemented in labs to lower operating expenses.


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Topics: Management, Powering, Best Practices

Top 10 Data Center Management Tips: Part Two

Instor Dec 14, 2016 9:02:22 AM

Last week, we learned how remote monitoring, power and cable management could give you a leg up in the data center. This week, we examine how ambient temperature impacts your cooling costs and also explore backup power, sustainability and other data center management tips.

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Topics: Cabinets/ Racks, Best Practices

You’ve Stacked Your Server Rack & Now It’s Ready to Roll!

Jeremy Snead Dec 13, 2016 11:21:27 AM

Perhaps you are doing a rack and stack with servers and IT equipment in one location and shipping it to another location, or maybe it’s time to move your own fully loaded racks and cabinets to a new location. In both cases, the end goal is for all the equipment and hardware to arrive safely intact within the cabinet without compromising the structural integrity of the cabinet.  Here are some possible problems and challenges to look out for along the way to keep everything rolling smoothly.


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