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James Ball

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Topics: Fit-Up / Build-Out

To-Do List Growing? Here’s How to Get Ahead of It.

James Ball Jul 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Whatever you do, don’t trust your next data center project to just anyone. Instead, consider a team with nearly four decades of experience with data center projects, including build-outs, fitups, moves, expansions and new builds. Instor’s team of professionals brings deep IT insights to your next data center infrastructure project, no matter the size.

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Topics: News

Why You May Need Cyber Insurance + More Top Stories From the Week

James Ball Jul 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

This week, we delve into the topics of cyber insurance, a large African data center investment, new construction in Virginia and Arizona, plus hyperscale gets even more, um, hyper.

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Topics: Case Study

How to Pack 300 Percent More Servers into Existing Space

James Ball Jul 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM
This week, we take a look at a fascinating case study that shows how to make the best of what you've already got. Instor recently helped a client pack 300 percent more servers into their existing space while saving the client hundreds of dollars a month in operational costs. See how.


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Topics: Security

How Are You Protecting Your Data Center’s Equipment?

James Ball Jul 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Let’s face it. The extremely valuable IT equipment in your data center or colocation is at risk if you’re not physically securing it 24/7 with top-of-the-line protection. Here's how Instor can help you keep your gear safely secured so you can sleep better at night.


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Topics: News

The Apple Effect in North Carolina and Other Data Center News

James Ball Jul 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

This week, we dive into how Apple’s data centers have impacted life in rural North Carolina; the effect of Bitcoin on immersion cooling sales; a planned $1 billion cell powered data center in the Northeast and more.

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Topics: Density Capacity, Cooling

I Am Your Density: Staying Cool with CRAC and Other Solutions

James Ball Jul 4, 2018 6:00:00 AM

In honor of the Fourth of July and a rising heat wave across the nation, today we’ll look at how to keep cool even as densities in the data center rise. From CRACs to alternative solutions, here are the best ways to keep the heat in check.


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