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: 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: 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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Topics: Management, Monitoring, Data Center Planning and Design, Fire Suppression

The Added Benefits of Using HI Fog Fire Suppression in a Data Center

Jeremy Snead Sep 29, 2016 11:23:23 AM

HI FOG fire suppression systems are being used in data centers in lieu of data center sprinkler systems and data center gaseous fire suppression systems. HI FOG offers an alternative method of fire protection that combines some desired features of both gaseous systems and sprinkler systems.

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