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The fine print of colocation deals

These unexpected charges and fees can balloon colocation costs for enterprise IT organizations.

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5 ways a remote hands data center ensures colocation success

Off-site hardware upkeep can be tricky and time-consuming. With remote hands options, your admins can delegate routine maintenance and monitoring to trained, on-site service staff.

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Navigate downtime in colocated data centers

Navigating data center malfunctions when hardware is off premises can be tricky. Organizations must have strong SLAs with their colo provider to ensure appropriate response times.

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Sizing mismatches aggravate server rack installation

Not all data center servers are created equal. Before you attempt a server racking project, double-check size specifications and account for fastening hardware and cabling needs.

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    data center services

    Data center services is a collective term for all the supporting components necessary to the proper operation of data center. This includes all the implementation, maintenance and operation of a data center.

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    Avoid server overheating with ASHRAE data center guidelines

    Finding the right server operating temperature can be tricky. ASHRAE standards provide guidance for all server classes and what factors can play into temperature readings.

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    CMDB (configuration management database)

    A configuration management database (CMDB) is a file -- usually, in the form of a standardized database -- that contains all relevant information about the hardware and software components used in an organization's IT (information technology) ...

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