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  • Hybrid Data Center Application Automation will Rely on Local Edge for Load Balancing

    Hybrid Data Center Application Automation will Rely on Local Edge for Load Balancing

    In the late 1990s, most companies looking to realize the benefits of cloud computing then struggled with application performance, security, interoperability, and management. Fast forward 20 years...

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  • Why data center strategy should include “edge computing everywhere”

    Why data center strategy should include “edge computing everywhere”

    Major Cloud and Service Providers such as Amazon, Facebook and Google, have recently made data center investments in places like Umatilla, Oregon; Newton county, Georgia; and, Bridgeport, Alabama....

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  • Discover how Modular Data Centers Help Companies Meet Sustainability Goals

    Discover how Modular Data Centers Help Companies Meet Sustainability Goals

    Q&A with Schneider Electric’s New Head of Engineering & Technology for Modular Data Center Solutions INTRO: We caught up with Tuan Hoang, newly appointed head of engineering and technology for...

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  • Cyberattacks can bring everything to a halt or worse, learn ways to thwart hackers as our tech world sprawls

    Cyberattacks can bring everything to a halt or worse, learn ways to thwart hackers as our tech world sprawls

    It seems like everyday the news is packed with stories on the latest cyberattack. After waiting in a long line to buy limited gas for my car (the result of... Read more » The post Cyberattacks...

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  • Why Does Your Data Center Need Uninterruptible Power supply?

    Why Does Your Data Center Need Uninterruptible Power supply?

    Data centers are necessary facilities that store vast amounts of sensitive data. These facilities should be armed with adequate power throughout the clock to maintain the safety of the data... ...

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  • The Evolution of Data Center Cooling

    The Evolution of Data Center Cooling

    With more than 8.5 billion data centres worldwide, there is a demand for efficient cooling centres. The IT sector consumes around 100% of the electricity, which gets converted into heat.... Read...

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  • Modeling out Data Center Energy Use Over the Next Two Decades

    Modeling out Data Center Energy Use Over the Next Two Decades

    Data centers are the heart of the world’s digital transformation. By now, most people know this, and it reminds me of a quote – “Computing is not about computers anymore.... Read more » The post...

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  • What does it mean to be an “Open” BMS?

    As societal and business pressures continue to push building owners and operators to improve the efficiency, sustainability, productivity, and tenant experience of their buildings, the role of the...

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  • Harsh Edge Computing Environments: Ruggedizing the Enclosures vs. Ruggedizing the IT

    Harsh Edge Computing Environments: Ruggedizing the Enclosures vs. Ruggedizing the IT

    Edge computing continues to grow at a rapid pace. In industrial environments this has been driven largely by Industry 4.0 efforts. But when critical IT equipment is placed at the... Read more...

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  • Comparing IEC 61850 vs. Traditional Monitoring, Protection and Control Solutions in Large Data Centers

    Comparing IEC 61850 vs. Traditional Monitoring, Protection and Control Solutions in Large Data Centers

    As big data centers (>10MW of IT) continuously investigate how to optimize cost, simplify operations and develop continuity of services, the IEC 61850 Global communication standard has been...

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  • How Industrial Control Solutions Merge with Colocation Operations to Enable New Thresholds of Systems Availability

    Owners of colocation data centers have seen some dramatic changes to traffic and workload patterns during pandemic-driven lockdowns. A shift to remote working and greater online service delivery...

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  • Discover the Local Edge Configurator (LEC) tool which is simplifying infrastructure planning

    Discover the Local Edge Configurator (LEC) tool which is simplifying infrastructure planning

    As an Intern who recently joined the Edge team in the Schneider Electric Pacific Secure Power business, I wanted to dive deeper into understanding exactly how our partners configure bespoke... ...

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  • Colocation Providers – How to Tackle Environmental Impacts and Meet Sustainability Goals

    Cloud and colocation providers have an important role to play in the global efforts toward sustainability. As critical leaders in the data center industry, they can influence others by shifting......

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  • How Data Centers can Grow in a Sustainable Way and Boost Efficiency with the Right UPS

    Demand for data center capacity is on an uptick with Gartner predicting that end-user spending on global data center infrastructure will reach $200 billion in 2021, a 6% increase over 2020...

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  • Staying Cybersafe When IT and OT Converge: Adding Compute and IoT at the Edge

    Staying Cybersafe When IT and OT Converge: Adding Compute and IoT at the Edge

    In the race to digitally transform, many companies are adding a serious number of IoT sensors, meters, and high-definition video into their operational processes. Think proximity sensing and...

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  • UNC Charlotte Modernizes Data Center to Pave the Way for Future Growth

    Colleges and universities manage a multitude of challenges, especially during a pandemic. From abrupt shifts to online and hybrid learning to the everyday support of evolving digital technology,...

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  • How DCIM Helps Utility Companies?

    How DCIM Helps Utility Companies?

    Utility companies and data centres understand the term ‘downtime’ in a slightly different way than other sectors. For them, downtime means a power outage, and the reasons behind this could... ...

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  • Why Modular Data Centers are a Resilient and Flexible Choice for Digital and Virtual Learning

    Digitization of the classroom has been a key focus for school districts in recent years, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced school districts to switch overnight to fully remote learning, turning... ...

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  • Why We Need DCIM More Than Ever

    Why We Need DCIM More Than Ever

    Now that 2020 is in the rear-view window, it’s an appropriate moment to look at the progress our teams at Schneider Electric have made and one area that stands out... Read more » The post Why We...

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  • A Framework for Achieving Sustainability in Data Centers

    A Framework for Achieving Sustainability in Data Centers

    It’s becoming clear that our industry will need to take a strong position on sustainability. A recent 451 Research report surveyed 800+ data center providers worldwide and discovered the...

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