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June 24, 2014
Five pros offer quick tricks of the trade for all stages of planning and building a data center.
April 04, 2014
The U.S. data center building industry is well-established, but it's literally a whole new world when companies expand IT operations internationally.
April 01, 2014
Every administrator has a question about their data center or IT roadmap that they're afraid to ask. On April 1, we answer three such questions.
March 19, 2014
Data center modernization projects can take many forms, like data migration, which helped one enterprise streamline its consolidation.
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Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is the use of applied mathematics, physics and computational software to visualize how a gas or liquid flows -- as well as how the gas or liquid affects objects as it flows past. Continue Reading
Data center design certification isn't always straightforward. Don't fall for self-certification; stick to Uptime and other reputable titles. Continue Reading
Rather than a big container setup, the micro data center fits a whole compute system onto 23U, with fire and climate protection built in. Continue Reading
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For storage and servers, being dense is good. Careful planning can maximize the benefits of greater computing densities while minimizing potential risks. Continue Reading
Cloud services and data could be located anywhere -- and that's a scary proposition for many enterprises, especially after ongoing revelations of global U.S. government spying. For many businesses, the vagueness of cloud computing isn't working for ... Continue Reading
Data centers are growing denser and more efficient, with more cores per processor, fewer servers per rack and a new rule of thumb: Hotter is better. Continue Reading
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No such thing as a funny data center? One comic artist created 'Kip and Gary,' a cartoon duo who make data center horror stories hilarious. Continue Reading
Is your hot aisle too hot for OSHA? New data center trends are causing concern. You might need to adapt to adhere to the law. Continue Reading
Is key-swipe entry monitored by anyone? Do your retrofit plans include an economizer? See why many facility trends -- and laws -- are causing concern. Continue Reading
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When it's time to go colo, it's important to know what level of facility uptime you need, as well as the data center operator's specific procedures. Continue Reading
With the sometimes unpredictable nature of business IT, a modular data center could fit right into IT's plans -- if you know which kind to pick. Continue Reading
Ripping out floors and walls can endanger data center cabling. But with a little network cable management effort, renovations can improve the network. Continue Reading