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: Powering

Top 5 Alternative Energy Sources For Data Centers

Instor Feb 22, 2017 1:36:49 PM

Between rising costs of energy consumption and federal regulations to rein in underperforming data centers, there's been an increased appetite for alternative sources of power. Here, we examine wind, solar, geothermal and other non-traditional ways to power your data center. 

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Topics: Powering, Cooling, Data Center

5 Tools to Determine the True Cost of Data Center Power Usage

Instor Jan 20, 2017 1:47:00 PM

What good are the best tools in the world if you're not using them? Not much. When it comes to power consumption in your data center, these are some of the best tools to understand what's really going on. 

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Topics: Powering, Data Center

Switch Beats Prominent IT Companies in Race to Implement Clean Energy

Jeremy Snead Jan 19, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Greenpeace has been tracking the energy performance of companies in the IT sector that have made 100% renewable energy commitments since 2011. In their 2017 report of IT companies, Greenpeace has given the highest overall rank to Switch, making them an industry leader in implementing renewable energy.

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Topics: Powering, Cooling

Underwater Data Center Patent to Use Clean Energy and Natural Cooling

Jeremy Snead Jan 10, 2017 1:14:18 PM

Microsoft has filed a patent application for an Artificial Reef Datacenter. The patent details deploying an entire server farm underwater that is enclosed by a permanent surrounding structure which doubles as an artificial reef. The patent has several provisions to promote marine life occupancy. Microsoft plans to use sustainable energy to power the data center while using seawater to naturally cool the space.  

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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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