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  • How Connectivity Will Control Everything We Know: Part 1

    How Connectivity Will Control Everything We Know: Part 1

    Written by: Jason Walker: Managing Director, Cloud and Service Provider Business Development, Schneider Electric Ross Johnson: Enterprise Account Executive, Schneider Electric At SXSW this year,...

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  • 5 Steps to a Successful Data Center Consolidation

    5 Steps to a Successful Data Center Consolidation

    Cloud computing is enabling enterprises to migrate software, operating platforms, storage and even entire IT infrastructure processes to off-site services providers with their own facilities. This...

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  • RagingWire’s Ashburn VA2 Data Center Designed for At Scale Computing

    RagingWire’s Ashburn VA2 Data Center Designed for At Scale Computing

    The data center industry is booming and colocation provider RagingWire is growing as well — at twice the industry average. As part of NTT Communications, RagingWire is a global data... Read more...

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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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  • 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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  • Why Prefabricated, Modular Solutions Are a Perfect Fit for Edge Data Centers

    Why Prefabricated, Modular Solutions Are a Perfect Fit for Edge Data Centers

    As companies continue to put more and more IT resources into the cloud, it’s putting greater emphasis on the need for edge data centers, which serve at least two main... Read more » The post Why...

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  • IEC vs ANSI Switchgear – Understanding the Global Standards

    IEC vs ANSI Switchgear – Understanding the Global Standards

    Worldwide there is an increasing demand for companies to leverage their global footprint to drive efficiencies, improve processes and reduce costs. In the electrical engineering realm, this...

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  • The Future of the Data Center in an IoT World

    The Future of the Data Center in an IoT World

    At the recent DatacenterDynamics ZettaStructure in London, I met with Dave Johnson, Executive Vice-President for the IT Division at Schneider Electric. Dave was at the well-known conference and...

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  • Virtual Reality, 360-Degree Video and More Will Drive Need for Plenty of Data Center Power at Winter Olympics

    Virtual Reality, 360-Degree Video and More Will Drive Need for Plenty of Data Center Power at Winter Olympics

    In addition to what I’m sure will be some terrific skiing, skating and snowboarding, the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang promises to showcase a heavy dose of technology, much of... Read more...

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  • How Standardization Supports QTS’ 3-in-1 Colocation Model

    How Standardization Supports QTS’ 3-in-1 Colocation Model

    How many times have you heard this one? There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to data centers. It may be an old cliché, but the idea applies now more than... Read more » The post How...

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  • Focus on Employee Training to Keep Data Center Operations Costs in Check

    Focus on Employee Training to Keep Data Center Operations Costs in Check

    Brain drain, or knowledge walk, is an age-old problem in IT and data center circles. That’s when a staffer with intimate knowledge of your environment retires or takes a job... Read more » The...

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  • Expert Paints Picture of Steady Worldwide Growth for Colocation Providers

    Expert Paints Picture of Steady Worldwide Growth for Colocation Providers

    The first half of 2017 alone saw $18.2 billion invested in mergers and acquisitions, up from $7.6 billion in all of 2016 and $6 billion in 2015. Sounds like the... Read more » The post Expert...

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  • New Colocation Report, Best Insights and Stories from 2017

    New Colocation Report, Best Insights and Stories from 2017

    I love January. You get to start fresh and wrap up the previous year – looking at what we accomplished and setting the bar higher for tomorrow.  As the marketing... Read more » The post New...

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  • 5 Big Ideas that Data Center Professionals Would Have Never Imagined 50 Years Ago

    5 Big Ideas that Data Center Professionals Would Have Never Imagined 50 Years Ago

    If you could go back in time, how would you possibly explain modern data center concepts to a late-1960s “data processing programmer”? In those days it was not uncommon to... Read more » The post...

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  • Water vs. Refrigerants in Data Center Economizer Cooling Systems: Why Water is Winning

    Water vs. Refrigerants in Data Center Economizer Cooling Systems: Why Water is Winning

    Something of a battle is raging around the best way to cool data centers, especially when discussing the pros and cons of using refrigerants vs. water in indirect economizer systems... Read more...

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  • Making “green” with Bitcoin apparently not so green

    Making “green” with Bitcoin apparently not so green

    Cryptocurrencies:  a reminder to the data center industry to remain vigilant on efficiency Cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin, have been in the news a lot recently due to their extreme...

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  • Data is the New Oil, Driving Data Center Growth, Opportunity and Efficiency

    Data is the New Oil, Driving Data Center Growth, Opportunity and Efficiency

    At the recent Schneider Electric International Colo Club meeting in London I had an interesting conversation with one of our customers who noted that we’re raising a generation of kids... Read...

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  • The State of AI and Machine Learning in Data Centers

    The State of AI and Machine Learning in Data Centers

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are two terms often used interchangeably or considered to be synonyms.  AI refers generally to the concept that a machine or system can... ...

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  • 2018 Predictions – Democratization and Uberization Will Increase Use of Cloud-based DCIM

    2018 Predictions – Democratization and Uberization Will Increase Use of Cloud-based DCIM

    Around this time of year, the three most important words seem to be, what comes next? To answer this question, many of us rely on expert’s predictions. For those managing... Read more » The post...

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  • How Renewables and Efficiency Measures Will Help Colo’s Meet Burgeoning Energy Demands

    How Renewables and Efficiency Measures Will Help Colo’s Meet Burgeoning Energy Demands

    Colocation companies are facing a period of tremendous opportunity for growth, but that same growth is forcing them to meet some serious challenges around energy use – for the sake... Read more...

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