Topics: Powering, Monitoring, Security

Cover Your Bases: Monitoring and Management For Data Centers

Instor Jan 4, 2017 12:45:53 PM

When you can remotely monitor and manage your data center, you are gaining a competitive advantage: one that puts you in the driver’s seat with power usage, overall efficiency and gives you a 24/7 look at your operations.

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Topics: Monitoring, Maintenance

6 Secrets to Prevent Data Center Outages

Jeremy Snead Nov 29, 2016 2:57:29 PM

A study by the Ponemon Institute categorizes the different root causes that are responsible for data center outages ranging from UPS system failures to weather related problems and gives percentages in which the different factors cause outages. The overwhelming majority of the factors are either human-related problems or mechanical problems. With diligence, you can preemptively address these six root causes within your data center to prevent having an outage. 

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Topics: Hot & Cold Aisle Containment, Management, Monitoring, Planning and Design, 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, Powering, Monitoring, Cooling, Current Events, 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, 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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Topics: Management, Powering, Monitoring, Current Events, Planning and Design, Fire Suppression

ING Bank Data Center Ironically Crashes in Fire Mitigation System Test

Jeremy Snead Sep 15, 2016 11:59:36 AM

Fires that erupt within a server room can quickly cause damage to IT equipment, and result in a lengthy loss of uptime for the data center. Earlier this week, Delta Airlines released its company’s financial losses, which total 150 Million dollars, due to its Atlanta, Georgia Headquarters data center crashing. Delta’s loss of uptime was caused by a small fire. 

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