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  • To Thrive in the IoT Era, Colocation Providers Must Drink Their Share of IoT Champagne

    To Thrive in the IoT Era, Colocation Providers Must Drink Their Share of IoT Champagne

    IT companies for years have talked – or even bragged – about how they “eat their own dog food,” meaning they use the products they make. Personally I never liked... Read more » The post To Thrive...

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  • Interxion and Schneider Electric Meet the Challenge: A State-of-the-Art Colocation Data Center Deployed in Just Two Months

    Interxion and Schneider Electric Meet the Challenge: A State-of-the-Art Colocation Data Center Deployed in Just Two Months

    Success in the colocation and cloud computing markets often comes down to being in the right place at the right time. If you’ve got reliable, efficient data center capacity in... Read more » The...

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  • Redefining Efficiencies for Downsized, On-premise Enterprise Data Centers

    Redefining Efficiencies for Downsized, On-premise Enterprise Data Centers

    Over the last five years, three major transformations have rocked the data center industry. These transformations have occurred so quickly that many data center owners have been caught...

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  • 7 Technology Trends That Define Next-Generation Data Center Monitoring

    7 Technology Trends That Define Next-Generation Data Center Monitoring

    Data center monitoring methods have undergone a dramatic change over the last several years. Consider data center power and cooling infrastructure monitoring as an example. These monitoring...

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  • Market Pulse: Challenges and Trends in Colocation

    Market Pulse: Challenges and Trends in Colocation

    In such a dynamic and ever-changing industry, it’s important to hear from our customers about their quickly evolving challenges and learn more about the trends they’re seeing in their...

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  • Pulse from 2017 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Discover Conference

    Pulse from 2017 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Discover Conference

    Let me get right to the punch line – it’s all about hybrid IT and the intelligent edge – enabled by the creation of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) services... Read more » The post Pulse...

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  • Takeaways of a Data Center Guy After Cloud Computing Wins the Preakness

    Takeaways of a Data Center Guy After Cloud Computing Wins the Preakness

    Cloud computing, it seems, is cropping up everywhere – even in a 142-year-old horse race. Yes, in case you didn’t catch it, a horse named Cloud Computing won the 142nd... Read more » The post...

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  • We’re Being Lean. How Did We Do Today?

    We’re Being Lean. How Did We Do Today?

    It seems to be a standard part of the process when we make almost any online or offline transaction these days. The merchant wants your feedback about what they got... Read more » The post We’re...

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  • Enhancing Data Center Performance, Gamefully

    Enhancing Data Center Performance, Gamefully

    In my last blog, I advanced the idea that the cost and complexity associated with instrumenting a data center is no longer a barrier to anyone gaining accurate, data-driven insights... Read more...

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  • New Data Center Cooling Technology Is Crucial to Achieving Carbon Reduction Goals

    New Data Center Cooling Technology Is Crucial to Achieving Carbon Reduction Goals

    Countries around the globe are taking definitive steps to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and, consequently, their carbon footprint. At least 40 countries have mandatory emissions reporting...

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  • The Connected Campus: Meeting Students’ No. 1 Priority with Edge Solutions

    The Connected Campus: Meeting Students’ No. 1 Priority with Edge Solutions

    To stay alive, human beings need air, food and water. If you are college student, add to this list of vital resources Internet access. That’s right, college students surveyed think... Read more...

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  • The Impact of the Cloud on Hybrid Data Center Designs

    The Impact of the Cloud on Hybrid Data Center Designs

    At a recent event I sat down with Kevin Brown, Chief of Technology and Innovation for Schneider Electric’s IT Division, and we covered a lot of ground talking about how... Read more » The post...

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  • DCIM’s Improvement to Workflow Processes is Key to Eliminating Data Center Challenges

    DCIM’s Improvement to Workflow Processes is Key to Eliminating Data Center Challenges

    Until recently, there’s been a numbing inevitability about survey results from research into the data center sector. Finding number one; all downtime is the result of human error. Finding...

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  • Why This New Gartner Data Center Modernization Report Caught Me by Surprise

    Why This New Gartner Data Center Modernization Report Caught Me by Surprise

    As a data center solutions guy, I attend many industry conferences and forums. So, I’m always curious about new ideas and how customers are using technology to solve new business... Read more...

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  • Data Center Modernization: A Plan for How Much to Outsource

    Data Center Modernization: A Plan for How Much to Outsource

    In order to remain competitive, businesses have to modernize their data centers either to reflect changing marketplace conditions or to accommodate shifting company business goals. That means...

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  • You Can’t Burn it Down and Start Over; Here’s How to Modernize a Data Center in 4 Steps

    You Can’t Burn it Down and Start Over; Here’s How to Modernize a Data Center in 4 Steps

    It’s no secret among data center managers who are trying to bridge the gap between legacy systems and today’s business demands, that many would rather “burn” (figuratively) it down and... Read...

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  • Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink…

    Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink…

    The data center industry is sitting on a massive resource which could enable huge financial savings I’ve taken the title for this blog from a famous old English poem, “The... Read more » The post...

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  • How Cloud, IoT and Digital Services have Driven the Development of DCIM as a Service

    How Cloud, IoT and Digital Services have Driven the Development of DCIM as a Service

    There’s no doubt that Cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital services are some of the hotter topics today. Add in big data and analytics, machine to machine (M2M)... Read more » The post...

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  • Is it Time to Let the X-Factor Determine Data Center Temperature?

    Is it Time to Let the X-Factor Determine Data Center Temperature?

    It’s been a couple of years now since a group of experts from major server hardware vendors, wrote a paper about the “x-factor,” (PDF) which is a way to quantify... Read more » The post Is it...

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  • DartPoints Offers New Option for Colocation at the Edge

    DartPoints Offers New Option for Colocation at the Edge

    Location, location, location is not just a mantra for the real estate industry, it’s increasingly a consideration for data centers to help businesses meet the needs of a new on-demand... Read...

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