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February 05, 2019
Newcomer Carbon Relay has introduced two products that use artificial intelligence to help IT pros manage data center efficiency.
July 13, 2017
New options for data center certification, including UL's debut and the Tier 5 standard from Switch, aim to more easily prove data center resiliency and reliability.
July 07, 2017
Where in the world is an edge data center? That's a question IT pros might ask, as more companies try to define where these facilities are located and who uses them.
March 14, 2017
Smart technologies can automate and simplify the data center -- but only if you prepare for their implementation. Learn how to transition smoothly from legacy hardware.
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Data center design and management now goes beyond servers and networking cables. Defining budget and IT goals helps set an effective roadmap for data center architecture. Continue Reading
Bang-bang control is a type of control system that mechanically or electronically turns something on or off when a desired target (setpoint) has been reached. Continue Reading
The Emergency Power Off (EPO) button -- sometimes called an EPO switch -- is a large red device in data centers that kills power to a particular piece of equipment, or to an entire facility, in the event of an emergency. Continue Reading
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Open19 is working with vendors to make hardware for its open source infrastructure. The goal is to support a growing number of off-premises use cases, such as edge computing. Continue Reading
Before implementing AI, evaluate your IT team and data storage center. Experts explain the fundamental elements of data storage required to tailor an AI-defined infrastructure. Continue Reading
Using two large chassis switches instead of multiple ToR devices might be a good alternative for data center performance when deploying network device types. Continue Reading
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As applications require more computing power, enterprises need to ensure they maximize their data centers. These three steps can improve data center efficiency. Continue Reading
Once you've successfully set up DCIM software, it's important to evaluate what further capabilities you need and the ways you can improve data center planning. Continue Reading
Data center outages continue to plague IT. Perform data center commissioning or an audit and have a solid power design to protect your organization from a crash. Continue Reading
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'Measure twice, cut once' doesn't work for network management. It's time for the industry to consider a new way to coordinate network management design tools. Continue Reading
Proper IT budget planning and cost optimization can extend the life of your infrastructure, help guide refresh decisions and prepare you for software-defined architectures. Continue Reading
By making the best use of what's already in place, and investing carefully and only where needed, an organization can extend a data center's life. This will buy it time to study and decide where its data center is headed next. To make good decisions... Continue Reading