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  • Super-fast IoT Enabled 5G is Right Around the Corner, Or Is It?

    Super-fast IoT Enabled 5G is Right Around the Corner, Or Is It?

    Winston Churchill said it best: “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” We all experienced the infamous 3G to 4G mobile network transition. Although the... Read more » The...

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  • Women with Data Center Experience: The Construction Industry Needs You

    Women with Data Center Experience: The Construction Industry Needs You

    Amid a generation of data center professionals on the brink of retirement, we’re facing a lack of resources and widening skills gap in the data center industry. At the same... Read more » The...

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  • Why Brick-and-Mortar Retail is Quickly Establishing Leadership in Edge Computing

    Why Brick-and-Mortar Retail is Quickly Establishing Leadership in Edge Computing

    Few industries feel the disruption of new digitization-driven business models more than traditional brick-and-mortar retailers. Although 90 percent of worldwide retail sales still occur in...

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  • China Unicom’s Growth Strategy Relies on Schneider Electric for Data Center Operations

    China Unicom’s Growth Strategy Relies on Schneider Electric for Data Center Operations

    Colocation providers and cloud service providers are both experiencing rapid market growth and are exploring all options to keep up with demand. Critical facility operation services are integral...

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  • World Soccer Games Offer a Case Study in Intelligent Data Center Operations and Management

    World Soccer Games Offer a Case Study in Intelligent Data Center Operations and Management

    If you’ve been enjoying all the big soccer games (or football, depending on where you’re located) on television, you’ve likely got engineers at Akamai Technologies to thank, not to mention... ...

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  • Air Economizers – Which Architecture is Best: Direct or Indirect?

    Besides your data center’s IT equipment, the cooling system is the biggest energy consumer in the data center. Cooling systems that operate primarily in economizer mode (aka free cooling mode),......

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  • 3 Influencers to the Revolutionary Growth in Demand for Colocation Data Centers

    3 Influencers to the Revolutionary Growth in Demand for Colocation Data Centers

    If we look at colocation data center growth throughout the world, Asia is unequivocally leading in demand and speed to market. I recall a presentation at last year’s International Colocation... ...

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  • What Cloud and Colocation Providers Say is Impacting Their Businesses the Most

    What Cloud and Colocation Providers Say is Impacting Their Businesses the Most

    Artificial intelligence (AI) and edge computing are the most anticipated potential disruptors to the data center business over the next 3-5 years. The majority of colocation providers are seeking...

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  • Three Key Enablers of IOT and Edge Computing Resilience

    Three Key Enablers of IOT and Edge Computing Resilience

    More data was generated in 2017 alone than over the previous 5,000 years of human history combined. This explosion of data owes much to the Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon... Read more » The...

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  • Remote Monitoring Lets You Manage Your Data Center at Your Fingertips

    I’ve been using my mobile banking app for several years now and I have to say, it’s a time saver. Think about what you had to do 10 years ago... Read more » The post Remote Monitoring Lets You...

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  • Top 5 Takeaways from Datacloud Europe 2018

    Top 5 Takeaways from Datacloud Europe 2018

    At Datacloud Europe 2018 in Monaco – as both a participant and exhibitor – I noticed a strong sense of positivity amongst the attendees, and for good reason: growth and... Read more » The post...

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  • Edge Computing Retail Ecosystems – More Skin in the Game

    Edge Computing Retail Ecosystems – More Skin in the Game

    Data in retail was probably never about beer and nappies – the perhaps apocryphal tale about the superstore chain which spotted a late-night pattern in men buying nappies and treating... Read...

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  • How To Get Full Data Center Visibility – Even Underground

    How To Get Full Data Center Visibility – Even Underground

    In the late 1800s, many Kansas settlers who were farming lost their crops to the harsh climate of the prairie. The weather hasn’t changed, so how’s it possible to safely... Read more » The post...

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  • Living on the (IT) Edge: Schneider Electric at HPE Discover 2018

    Living on the (IT) Edge: Schneider Electric at HPE Discover 2018

    We’re here at HPE Discover 2018, proudly sponsoring the event and enjoying a jam-packed few days in Las Vegas. The data center industry has experienced tremendous disruption in the last... Read...

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  • Artificial Intelligence: A Definition for Colocation Providers

    Artificial Intelligence: A Definition for Colocation Providers

    If you keep track of industry trends at all, then I bet your newsfeed has been filled with exciting stories and bold predictions about artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML),... Read...

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  • Launched! Video Series on Data Center Operations Best Practices

    Launched! Video Series on Data Center Operations Best Practices

    According to The Uptime Institute, 70 percent of data center downtime can be attributed to human error. As data center operations take on increasing levels of complexity, even experts who... Read...

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  • 451 Research Data Center Expert Makes the Case for Unified Edge & IoT Strategy

    451 Research Data Center Expert Makes the Case for Unified Edge & IoT Strategy

    ­ ­ ­Edge data centers are expected to become increasingly critical as companies grapple with how to deal with Internet of Things (IoT) traffic. In many cases, IoT traffic ultimately... Read more...

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  • Schneider Electric Takes Home Two Awards for Environmental Leadership

    Schneider Electric Takes Home Two Awards for Environmental Leadership

    The rate of change in the field of sustainability is furious, with a steady stream of new products and services all promising to save energy. It can be challenging to... Read more » The post...

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  • Takeaway from Hannover Messe: The Internet of Things is Becoming Even More Valuable

    Takeaway from Hannover Messe: The Internet of Things is Becoming Even More Valuable

    If you’re not yet convinced that Internet of Things (IoT) technology is having a profound impact on all sorts of businesses, then attending the recent Hannover Messe would likely have... Read...

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  • Is Scheduled-based Data Center Maintenance Outdated?

    Is Scheduled-based Data Center Maintenance Outdated?

    When I got my first car, it was taken as fact that you had to change the oil every 3,000 miles, so I was fastidious about making sure I did... Read more » The post Is Scheduled-based Data Center...

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