Topics: Powering, Planning and Design

Tips and Strategies for Balancing Data Center Power

Jack Vonich Sep 22, 2017 3:05:00 AM

Is Your Data Center Power Balanced?

When building out a data center in an on-premise or co-location environment, it's critical that your power is balanced and redundant. Let's take a look at some common tactics to ensure you avoid data center balance issues. 

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Topics: Planning and Design

Where to Build Your Data Center: Urban vs Rural

Instor Aug 24, 2017 4:11:00 AM

Deciding where to build your data center is a big deal. When chosing between a rural location and an urban one, you'll find pros and cons on both sides. We explore them all here. 

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Topics: 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, 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: Powering, 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, 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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