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: Cabinets/ Racks, Data Center Planning and Design

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Server Rack or Cabinet

Jeremy Snead Dec 5, 2016 11:33:46 AM

When investing in servers, IT equipment, and server rack accessories, there are different methods of how that investment will be stored and protected. Every server room has different capabilities and strategies. By answering these three basic questions, you will be equipped to find the best data center rack solution for your specific needs.

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Topics: Data Center Blogs, Powering, Data Center Planning and Design

Can You Really Afford Any More Downtime In Your Data Center?

Instor Nov 7, 2016 11:00:00 AM

A 99 percent uptime rate sounds great on paper. But with the cost of unplanned downtime skyrocketing, a closer look at the cost reveals a staggering price tag. See what causes most downtime and learn how to prevent it. 

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Topics: Hot & Cold Aisle Containment, Management, Monitoring, Data Center Planning and Design, data center containment

Mission Critical Quiz: Test your Data Center Containment Knowledge

Instor Oct 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Hot aisle/cold aisle is a layout design for server racks and other computing equipment in a data center. The goal of a hot aisle/cold aisle configuration is to conserve energy and lower cooling costs by managing airflow. Both hot-aisle and cold-aisle containment provide significant energy savings over traditional uncontained configurations. Take this quiz from Instor and test your knowledge of containment.

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Topics: Management, Current Events, Data Center Planning and Design

2017 Report Shows Salary Increases for Data Center & IT Professionals

Jeremy Snead Oct 17, 2016 8:28:11 AM

As technologies evolve, the IT field continues to expand at a rapid pace with new data centers being built and new COLOs being deployed regularly. As a result of this growth, some businesses might have a hard time finding qualified candidates to fill vacant positions within the company.

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Topics: Management, Powering, Monitoring, Cooling, Current Events, Data Center Planning and Design

Facebook's New Sweden Data Center Power and Cooling Infrastructure

Jeremy Snead Oct 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Facebook built its Sweden based data center in 2013. Last week, Facebook released photographs of the data center which highlight its unique infrastructure. The main building is the size of six football fields. The data center is in the small town of Luleá, and it is located 70 miles south of the Arctic Circle. The location of Luleá provides natural resources for data center cooling and the use of renewable energy.

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