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  • Data Center Facility Operations Services: Tips for a Bulletproof Request for Proposal (RFP)

    Data Center Facility Operations Services: Tips for a Bulletproof Request for Proposal (RFP)

    By now, I think we all know that no matter how well thought out a data center design is, human error can bring it all down. I’m sure many of... Read more » The post Data Center Facility...

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  • GDPR: Outlining the Basic Requirements and Opportunities for Colocation Providers

    GDPR: Outlining the Basic Requirements and Opportunities for Colocation Providers

    The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law was enforced in May, but is still confusing to some colocation providers as to which requirements they must comply with and how. So,... ...

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  • Wi-Fi-as-a-service: An Emerging Opportunity for Telecom Provider ITS Fiber

    Wi-Fi-as-a-service: An Emerging Opportunity for Telecom Provider ITS Fiber

    “My internet is down.” “My Wi-Fi isn’t working.” Customer service reps at network providers hear these countless times per day; they naturally get blamed. ITS Fiber, however, has a record... Read...

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  • How efficient are the modern back UPS systems?

    When it comes to ensuring that one’s homes, offices, or anything else of the sort never have to deal with a situation of fluctuating power supply that can lead to... Read more » The post How...

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  • How to Capture “Lessons Learned” with Cloud-based DCIM

    How to Capture “Lessons Learned” with Cloud-based DCIM

    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana From a distributed IT and data center monitoring perspective, what if cloud-based data center infrastructure...

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  • Flexibility is Key for Meeting Colocation Customer Requirements at Kao Data

    One of my duties at Datacloud Europe 2018 was to chair a panel of leading colocation players discussing how data centers are evolving to meet shifting clients’ needs. Amongst the... Read more...

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  • Modern day back-UPS technology explained

    Modern day back-UPS technology explained

    Technology has become incredibly prominent in our lives. Now, the need for power sources that don’t falter has become a universal requirement. One need only take a look at humanity’s... Read more...

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  • Worlds Collide! 5G NR Deployment Requires IT and Telco to Converge into a Distributed Cloud Data Center Architecture

    Worlds Collide! 5G NR Deployment Requires IT and Telco to Converge into a Distributed Cloud Data Center Architecture

    This is one of the most interesting times ever if you are a technologist (a.k.a. geek) or someone who benefits from the use of technology (a.k.a. almost everybody). I am... Read more » The post...

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  • Why Market Collaboration is Imperative in the Hyperscale Data Center Era

    Why Market Collaboration is Imperative in the Hyperscale Data Center Era

    A record capex spend of $27B in Q1 represents a hyperscale record and 80 percent increase year-over-year. Certainly, such investment is affecting the complicated web of all those involved in... ...

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  • Webinar: How Prefabricated Data Centers Help Colocation Providers Keep up With Demand for Capacity

    Webinar: How Prefabricated Data Centers Help Colocation Providers Keep up With Demand for Capacity

    The colocation market is growing rapidly, with 451 Research predicting 7% CAGR in operational square footage globally through 2020. Clearly the opportunity is large for providers that can keep...

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  • Top 2 Ways AI Will Change Your Data Center Forever

    Top 2 Ways AI Will Change Your Data Center Forever

    As a child I was always fascinated with patterns and in particular, their impact on people.  Whether it’s the repetitive beat of a drum inspiring us to dance or our... Read more » The post Top 2...

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  • The Data Center Operations Staffing Problem: An Aging Workforce Meets Rapid Growth

    The Data Center Operations Staffing Problem: An Aging Workforce Meets Rapid Growth

    The IT industry as a whole is facing a shortage of skilled workers and the data center segment is no exception. No quick fix is available to correct the problem,... Read more » The post The Data...

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  • Why Support for Edge Data Centers Will Need to be “Lights Out”

    Why Support for Edge Data Centers Will Need to be “Lights Out”

    According to research firm MarketsandMarkets™, from 2017 through to 2022, edge computing will experience a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 35.4% (from $1.47 Billion USD to $6.72 Billion)....

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  • Calculate and Compare the TCO of your Lithium-Ion vs. VRLA Batteries

    Calculate and Compare the TCO of your Lithium-Ion vs. VRLA Batteries

    We’ve seen lithium-ion battery adoption grow at a rapid rate over the last couple of years. In fact, Bloomberg New Energy Finance report forecasts that 40% of data center battery... Read more...

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  • Colocation Providers Reduce Spend of Deployment by 20% with HyperPod – a Rack-ready System

    Colocation Providers Reduce Spend of Deployment by 20% with HyperPod – a Rack-ready System

    There is an exponential rate of change with technology innovations as well as a significant increase of data creation. With no foreseeable end to this data explosion trend, Schneider Electric... ...

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  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting 5G NR Deployment: A New Network of Technologies Dependent on Micro Data Centers

    What to Expect When You’re Expecting 5G NR Deployment: A New Network of Technologies Dependent on Micro Data Centers

    In my last blog, Super-fast IoT Enabled 5G is Right Around the Corner, Or Is It?, I discussed how the industry was mobilizing to deliver on 5G and the promise... Read more » The post What to...

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  • Connected Products Gone Wild and My Garmin Vortex: IoT stuff you need . . . and some stuff not so much . . .

    Connected Products Gone Wild and My Garmin Vortex: IoT stuff you need . . . and some stuff not so much . . .

    We at Schneider, along with everyone else, have spent time trying to understand the impact of IoT. It seems most people at this point recognize the value of having devices... Read more » The post...

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  • Software Tools Help Mission Critical Data Center Teams Maintain a Healthier Work/Life Balance

    Software Tools Help Mission Critical Data Center Teams Maintain a Healthier Work/Life Balance

    For most data center and network administrators, life has not been easy over the last several years. Work demands that stem from supporting 24/7 mission critical data center environments have... ...

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  • A Faster, Cost Effective Way to Deploy Pods of IT Racks in Data Centers

    A Faster, Cost Effective Way to Deploy Pods of IT Racks in Data Centers

    As a Senior Research Analyst for Schneider Electric’s Science Center, I have the privilege to observe and work with our system design and application engineers daily. I am always inspired... Read...

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  • Alabama Colocation Provider Finds a Better Approach to Data Center Management

    Alabama Colocation Provider Finds a Better Approach to Data Center Management

    Despite being responsible for a colocation data center with some 300 racks and demanding customers, Jeff Gardner is sleeping better these days and never gets taken away from an important... Read...

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