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October 20, 2014
The 2014 Modern Infrastructure Awards recognize the best in today's technology -- whether inside the data center or out. Now's your chance to vote for the winners.
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.
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Open IX's stringent standards keep workloads safe from natural and human disasters, but what's missing is a business climate that demands such rigor for outsourced workloads. Continue Reading
Data centers aren't the center of the IT universe anymore. With plenty of resources for hosting dynamic workloads -- cloud, colocation, as a service, or data center -- the on-premises facility layout must become equally flexible. Continue Reading
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
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The Open-IX data center certification aims at resiliency through self-declared certification and an annual renewal process, rather than proprietary oversight. Continue Reading
With shifts in the scale and density of data centers, one industry organization is drawing up ways to standardize how we talk about data center size and power needs. Continue Reading
Choose the right data center provider or facility now, and prevent costly errors and inadequate services later. Continue Reading
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We built a data center several years ago and are refreshing the IT equipment in it. Should I worry about how big and heavy my new cabinets will be for the existing structure? Continue Reading
Where data center manager monsters creep lies the scariest, ugliest, darkest sight you've ever seen. Follow the stairs through our haunted data center -- if you dare. Continue Reading
A few of the server racks in your data center went over 8 kW/rack, and the world didn't end. So what's next? Continue Reading
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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
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