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    What’s Keeping Data Center Managers Up at Night? Recent Survey Tells All

    by RJ Tee

    Today, IT professionals face numerous challenges in overseeing the operation of an efficient data center. Just consider the pressure associated with maintaining 100 percent network uptime while upholding environmental standards. Indeed, data center supervisors are more overwhelmed than ever trying to manage this balancing act. That being said, data center managers are stepping up to the challenge and implementing new ways to cut costs and improve efficiencies all while remaining sustainable. A recent infographic from Intel and Dell reveals just how they are doing that by spotlighting the specific areas of struggle paired with plans to meet these challenges head on.

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    Three ways to be a better leader in your data center

    by RJ Tee

    You’re the head honcho of your data center—the one that everyone looks to for advice about how to keep your facility running at peak performance. Without you, your data center would be a giant mess of critical error messages and tangled wires. There’s always room to improve your game, though, and increase your value to your organization.

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    Three Reasons You Should Care About Data Center Power Monitoring

    by RJ Tee

    You and your coworkers have a laundry list of new items that you need to purchase for your data center. You need new servers, racks, switches and cables.

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    It’s Time For Some Data Center Spring Cleaning

    by RJ Tee

    The sun is out, the sky is blue and baseball season is right around the corner. That’s right, folks, springtime is here. It’s the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and give your data center a fresh overhaul. In doing so, it’s vital to take a hard look at your facility to see if your equipment is up to par. Look for ways of improving network performance or energy efficiency now, before the hot weather rolls in and puts your setup—and budget—to the real test.

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    Five Major Threats Facing Your Data Center

    by RJ Tee

    Your company will undoubtedly still be around 10 years from now, but will your data center? Unless your data center is operating consistently in the “green zone,” and is running at a high level of performance, it could be on upper management’s radar to be outsourced.

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions

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    Eco-Friendly Initiatives and Cost Efficiency Converge in the Data Center

    by Josh Schaap

    Listen up: “Going green” doesn’t mean you need to uproot your organization’s already established culture and values. The fact of the matter is that despite your organization’s feelings towards the state of environmental issues, taking on green initiatives in 2016 will help your company contribute to an important philanthropic issue, not to mention improve your organization’s future sustainability efforts.

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    Don't be Homer, take a proactive approach to data center management

    by RJ Tee

    Recently, you’ve been longing for those halcyon days of the early 1990’s, when data centers were first emerging, and personal computers were the only devices you had to worry about connecting to your servers. Closing your eyes, you can still hear Pearl Jam wafting out of your battery-powered transistor radio... Enough, already. The truth is that what seems like a simpler time was anything but; it’s easy to forget, in other words, from a power management perspective, just how difficult these early days of computer networking actually were. Issues like overloading circuits and overheating servers regularly led to inefficiencies, long periods of downtime, fires and high operating costs. For these reasons, being a data center manager at this time meant having to practically live at work as maintaining uptime was an around the clock responsibility.

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    Complexity Is Great In Video Games, Not In Data Centers

    by RJ Tee

    You’ve spent countless hours crawling around dungeons in The Legend of Zelda. It’s taken a commendable amount of dedication, but you’ve beaten them all, from the Deku Tree to the Black Tower. And you still love the game as much now as you did when you were seven.

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