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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.