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  • The Great Solar Eclipse Reminds Us to Review Our Data Center Operations

    The Great Solar Eclipse Reminds Us to Review Our Data Center Operations

    On August 21st a total eclipse will pass across the USA for the first time since 1945, well before the word ‘data center’ was coined. Commentators are predicting huge traffic... Read more » The...

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  • Good Decision Making is Crucial in Data Center Planning: TradeOff Tools Can Help

    Good Decision Making is Crucial in Data Center Planning: TradeOff Tools Can Help

    Every day of our lives, we’re faced with decision making.  Many can be made easily, like where to go for lunch or what movie to see, mainly because the consequence... Read more » The post Good...

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  • Animal Logic Builds an Oscar-worthy Prefabricated Data Center

    Animal Logic Builds an Oscar-worthy Prefabricated Data Center

    Animal Logic has won its fair share of awards for films including The Lego Movie, and has worked on other high-profile films including The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The... Read more » The...

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  • How Hybrid Cloud Approaches are Driving Colocation to the Edge

    How Hybrid Cloud Approaches are Driving Colocation to the Edge

    About the author: With more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology industries, Jim brings extensive leadership and insight to his role as CEO of LightEdge. His... ...

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  • It’s a Small World for Colocation Providers…After All

    It’s a Small World for Colocation Providers…After All

    One of my favorite pieces of my job is the opportunity to interact with customers and colleagues from around the globe. The Cloud & Service Provider space is, in many... Read more » The post It’s...

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  • How New Availability Expectations Change the Way Data Centers are Managed and Operated

    How New Availability Expectations Change the Way Data Centers are Managed and Operated

    According to The Atlantic’s trilogy on household spending, by 1990, at least 90% of US households had electricity, a stove, car, fridge, clothes, air conditioning, color TV, microwave and a... ...

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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

    College students surveyed think the Internet is just as important as eating and drinking, and given a choice between a car (64 percent) and dating (40 percent), would choose connectivity. Just like in

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  • How Low-voltage Intelligent Traffic Systems Deliver Benefits in Safety, Cost and Efficiency

    How Low-voltage Intelligent Traffic Systems Deliver Benefits in Safety, Cost and Efficiency

    Significant change is coming to the intelligent traffic systems (ITS) that control intersections across North America, bringing increased efficiency and safety at lower cost to municipalities that ado

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  • Prefabricated Modular Data Center Helps Israeli Medical Center Keep up with Promising Genome Research

    Prefabricated Modular Data Center Helps Israeli Medical Center Keep up with Promising Genome Research

    Genomics is a fascinating field of medical research that promises to fundamentally change the way medicine is practiced. The day is not far off when doctors will be able to... Read more » The...

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  • Bloomberg Forecasts Li-ion Batteries are Poised for Big Gains in Data Center UPS Systems

    Bloomberg Forecasts Li-ion Batteries are Poised for Big Gains in Data Center UPS Systems

    The word is out and data center owners are getting the message: Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries bring big benefits to data center back-up systems, including uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs),...

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  • Changing IT Landscape Drives Need for Scalable, Efficient Power Protection

    Changing IT Landscape Drives Need for Scalable, Efficient Power Protection

    Third platform technologies and big data are core drivers of converged infrastructure, pre-configured systems, optimization and virtualization. In turn, all are driving dramatic changes to how IT...

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  • Becoming a Modern Financial Services Data Center

    Becoming a Modern Financial Services Data Center

    The rate with which financial markets fluctuate, consumer expectations rise and unexpected competitors appear makes for dynamic industry conditions, so financial services data centers need to be...

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  • Demystifying Artificial Intelligence for Data Centers

    Demystifying Artificial Intelligence for Data Centers

    Not long ago artificial intelligence (AI) and associated technologies always seemed futuristic, but today there is no shortage of companies offering AI solutions and claiming business benefits...

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  • Facing Pressure to Build Fast and Cut Costs, Data Center Owners Turn to Prefab and DCIM

    Facing Pressure to Build Fast and Cut Costs, Data Center Owners Turn to Prefab and DCIM

    After attending the Datacloud Europe event in Monaco last month, my #1 take-away is that many of the technologies that have been promoted in the industry have become standard practice... Read...

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  • What is IMaaS?

    What is IMaaS?

    Fast moving change requires an agile response. Not something that the traditionally conservative data center sector has often been able to boast about. The act of building or upgrading...

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  • What Happens if You Never Change the Oil in Your Car (or Maintain Your Data Center)?

    What Happens if You Never Change the Oil in Your Car (or Maintain Your Data Center)?

    California has a handy tool to help figure out when a car’s oil needs to be changed. Every 3,000 miles used to be the standard, but today’s vehicles can go as... Read more » The post What Happens...

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  • How Advanced Analytics and Predictive Simulation Help Data Centers Enhance Performance

    How Advanced Analytics and Predictive Simulation Help Data Centers Enhance Performance

    According to the Uptime Institute (an independent division of the research company 451 Group), “the market for Data Center Management Systems, of which Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)...

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  • Thinking Outside of the Rack: Designing and Planning by Pod

    Thinking Outside of the Rack: Designing and Planning by Pod

    In olden times, the supporting infrastructure for data centers and IT rooms would be built out all at once…based on some vague understanding (guess?) of what future IT needs would... Read more...

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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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