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  • How data center pod frames can shorten IT room deployment time by over 20%

    How data center pod frames can shorten IT room deployment time by over 20%

    Every day your data center isn’t operational is another day you’re not generating revenue or getting that critical business application online. If you’re a colocation data center, not having...

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  • Assessing Whether You Really Have the Expertise to Successfully Migrate a Data Center

    Assessing Whether You Really Have the Expertise to Successfully Migrate a Data Center

    Conducting a data center migration requires having people on your IT staff with deep experience in such a project. By “deep” I mean folks who have been through several data... Read more » The...

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  • Colocation Providers Are Front and Center in Customer Edge Computing Plans

    Colocation Providers Are Front and Center in Customer Edge Computing Plans

    Pick an IT computing trend and there’s a good chance you’ll find edge computing plays into it in some way, shape or form. Internet of Things requires edge computing to... Read more » The post...

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  • The Importance of Working with Clients as a Critical Facilities Partner

    The Importance of Working with Clients as a Critical Facilities Partner

    Stephen Hilton is the Arcadis Leader for the Critical Facilities Sector in Asia and manages the Mechanical and Engineering Teams in Hong Kong. In both roles, he provides strategic support... Read...

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  • Electrical Distribution Safety and Reliability: Get it Right from the Start

    Electrical Distribution Safety and Reliability: Get it Right from the Start

    Electrical distribution systems are found supplying power in all sorts of factories, data centers, hospitals, and large commercial complexes. The reliability of these systems is critical to...

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  • Reason #1 to Become an EcoXpert: A Global Network with Local Support

    Reason #1 to Become an EcoXpert: A Global Network with Local Support

    I am excited to share my first in a 10-set series of blogs about the advantages of joining the Schneider Electric EcoXpert Partner Program! EcoXpert partners form a global networking... Read more...

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  • Dedicated Data Center Science Center Team Educates Customers and Partners to Build Better Data Centers

    Dedicated Data Center Science Center Team Educates Customers and Partners to Build Better Data Centers

    Those of us who have lived anywhere near a SYMS men’s clothing store can still hear the company’s late CEO Sy Syms saying, “An educated consumer is our best customer.”... Read more » The post...

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  • Is DCIM Dead? Long live DCIM

    Is DCIM Dead? Long live DCIM

    I recently returned from a couple of months’ travel during which I spent some good quality time with 60 or so of our valued customers around the globe. It is... Read more » The post Is DCIM Dead?...

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  • Bringing Big Data and IoT to Data Centers with EcoStruxure™ IT

    Bringing Big Data and IoT to Data Centers with EcoStruxure™ IT

        As demands for immediate access and application availability increase, data center and IT environments are becoming more critical, hybrid and distributed. Management has become increasingly...

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  • We’re Bringing Applications Home to a New Hybrid Data Center Environment

    We’re Bringing Applications Home to a New Hybrid Data Center Environment

    About the author: With more than 27 years of broad IT, data center and telecommunication experience, Jeff specializes in technology startups, high growth and corporate turnarounds in the areas...

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  • What’s the Appeal of Cloud-based DCIM for Data Center Monitoring?

    What’s the Appeal of Cloud-based DCIM for Data Center Monitoring?

    Data centers were established to meet the data processing, storage, networking and communications needs of the digital age. But it has been widely recognized that data (the very thing on... Read...

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  • Inside the (changing) colocation customer mind

    Inside the (changing) colocation customer mind

    While the top-level forecast for colocation is rosy, a closer analysis points to significant disruption ahead. Demand patterns, cloud-native workloads, the Internet of Things, next-generation edge...

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  • Metal-clad Switchgear: The Industry’s Medium Voltage Workhorse

    Metal-clad Switchgear: The Industry’s Medium Voltage Workhorse

    Why has metal-clad switchgear remained the industry’s go-to switchgear for medium voltage applications? There are three key drivers that make metal-clad the dominant choice: 1) customization...

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  • Insights from Colocation Buyers Delivered in New 451 Research Report

    Insights from Colocation Buyers Delivered in New 451 Research Report

      Findings gathered from this research are designed to serve as guidance to colocation providers as they make future business decisions. As the demand for colocation data centers continues to... ...

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  • Why DCIM has succeeded and struggled?

    Why DCIM has succeeded and struggled?

    Recent navel gazing about DCIM put me in mind of the Worst Predictions list curated on the Human Science wiki. It includes such gems as “The horse is here to... Read more » The post Why DCIM has...

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  • Why don’t we know how much Airflow IT Equipment Requires?

    Why don’t we know how much Airflow IT Equipment Requires?

    If you’ve ever tried to find how much airflow a new server requires, then you’ve experienced the frustration of burning precious time to no avail.  Finding server airflow requirements should... ...

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  • Change for a More Satisfied, Less Promiscuous Customer

    Change for a More Satisfied, Less Promiscuous Customer

    Even for an industry as conservative and risk averse as the data center sector, no change spells stagnation not security. Change is the only constant in life. Or so said... Read more » The post...

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  • Gartner Shares 5-Step Plan for A Successful Data Center Migration

    Gartner Shares 5-Step Plan for A Successful Data Center Migration

    The experts at Gartner have seen their clients execute lots of data center migrations – some successfully, some less so. But one thing is certain: they learn from both kinds.

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  • Whatcha got under the (data center cooling) hood?

    Whatcha got under the (data center cooling) hood?

    Not a typical question you ask in a data center but maybe you should ask that question the next time you’re in the market for a chiller or computer room... Read more » The post Whatcha got under...

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  • Gartner Shares 5-Step Plan for A Successful Data Center Migration

    Gartner Shares 5-Step Plan for A Successful Data Center Migration

    The experts at Gartner have seen their clients execute lots of data center migrations – some successfully, some less so. But one thing is certain: they learn from both kinds.... Read more » The...

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