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Whitepaper: Going Colo? Do These Seven Things First

Instor Mar 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Whether you're just about to make the move to a colocation or are pondering the move, these helpful tips and potential pitfalls will keep you in the black as you go colo. See what Instor's Steve Clark has to say about colocations.

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What's Behind the Virginia Data Center Boom?

Instor Mar 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

There continues to be almost daily headlines highlighting new data center construction and expansion in various markets – just look toward the sales of servers most recently, investments in real estate, and more mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Just like the 2018 Olympics, the data center market is ever more competitive trying to meet the insatiable demand for data warehousing One market in particular is Virginia where 70 percent of Internet traffic flows through and is home to many of the market leaders. We'll explore what's behind this boom.

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Topics: colo

State of the Colocation Data Center Market

Instor Feb 27, 2018 9:01:00 AM

There’s no mistaking that 2017 was yet another banner year concerning data center growth as a continuation from 2016 and 2018 is continues with greater momentum for both the U.S. and more so internationally. According to the latest JLL 2018 Data Center Outlook, the trends to watch include edge markets, hybrid model-centric add-on services and outsource data center expertise, foreign investments, M&A and data center complexities.   

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Topics: hacks

Spectre and Meltdown Malware: What You Need to Know

Instor Feb 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Information security, data breaches, ransomware, malware, viruses, trojans, zero-day, side channel attacks, back doors, and many others are becoming almost the daily norm.  Various cyber attacks and statistics are published daily in many international headlines with many victims who are never aware that they’ve been hacked – it’s costly for all organizations. Not to be forgotten and just as susceptible, attacks are occurring more frequently on energy sectors and power grids, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial control system (ICS), trans-oceanic cables, and other infrastructure.

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Topics: supercomputer

A Supercomputer Inside a Church? You Have to See it to Believe It.

Instor Feb 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Take a peek inside one of the technology world's greatest wonders: the 13.7 petaflop MareNostrum supercomputer located inside a decommissioned chrurch in Barcelona, Spain.

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Keepin' It Cool: Data Center CRAC, CRAH and Other Cooling Systems

Instor Feb 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Data centers are massive consumers of energy. In 2014, data centers in the US consumed 70 billion kilowatts of power. A large part of this power consumption is used for cooling, meaning inefficiencies in the cooling system can hurt the bottom lines of data centers.

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