Topics: Security, Mantrap

Mantraps: Does Your Data Center Need One?

Instor Aug 30, 2017 9:46:00 AM

Mantraps. While the name conjures scary (or funny) images in the mind, they’re really a vital part of many data centers. Here, we explore the pros and cons of these safety devices and discuss whether your data center needs a mantrap.

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Topics: Security, Cloud

Three Cloud Trends Impacting Business

Instor Jul 14, 2017 8:48:00 AM

Remember life before the cloud? Not so easy, is it?

In just ten short years, cloud computing has transformed from an insiders-only concept into an inescapable fixture of modern life. Thanks to the rise of on-demand data – everything from Netflix streams on tablets to enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions – the cloud has been forced to evolve rapidly.

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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: Security, Capacity, Biitcoin, Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin's Capacity and Security Challenges

Instor Jun 15, 2017 6:51:00 AM

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are hot topics these days. With more and more compute power being dedicated to Bitcoin mining, we take a look at the major concerns for data centers - namely power, heat and processing capabilities. 

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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: Security, Safety Standards

Looking for a Safer Data Center? Start Here

Instor Jun 8, 2017 10:13:00 AM

There's nearly a zero percent chance cyber attacks are going to slow down anytime soon. So, safety and security best practices should be at the top of any data center manager's checklist. Learn how to secure your data with these common sense security tips. 

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