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    You’ve Just Been Told To Slash Your Data Center Power Consumption. Now What?

    Posted by RJ Tee on July 21, 2015

    The most important issue you’ll want to address first is the lack of communication that exists between you and the C-suite. Part of the reason your boss is upset is because he or she is paying a lot of money without really understanding why.


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    Worried About Hurricanes? Protect Your DataCenter

    Posted by Josh Schaap on October 06, 2015

    Back when Hurricane Sandy landed on the East Coast of the U.S. back in 2012, very few citizens and business owners were adequately prepared to handle the massive superstorm which caused a total of $65.5 billion in damage. Fast forward to 2015, and everyone is pretty well prepared for another major event. All along the Eastern seaboard, people are stocked up on supplies and ready to handle a major natural disaster. Just look at the massive amount of preparation that went into planning ahead for Hurricane Joaquin as proof.

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    Work Smarter Not Harder With HDOT Switched

    Posted by Josh Schaap on August 10, 2015

    We are concerned about you and your data center. Your hair is turning grey from the stress of having to manage your facility. You spend long hours toiling in your data center, balancing circuits, performing system maintenance and trying to identify the root cause of system errors.


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    Without Rack Power Monitoring Technology, You’re Skating on Thin Ice

    Posted by RJ Tee on December 08, 2015

    Today, you may be feeling as if you’re skating like a professional, gliding across the ice without so much a care in the world. After all, your data center is efficient (enough) and you aren’t too far over budget. So what could possibly go wrong? The truth is that all it takes is one major power outage for things to quickly go south. Just look at what happened to the Telecity Group as an example of what can happen if you’re not vigilant. The company recently experienced two back-to-back power outages, which disrupted operations for its many customers that use the London Internet Exchange and accompanying AWS Direct Connect service. The scale of this outage was immense and it negatively impacted the company’s uptime, as you can easily imagine.

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    Why Denser Data Centers Are Growing In Popularity

    Posted by Josh Schaap on August 22, 2016

    An increasingly common conversation within the data center industry revolves around the need for flexibility balanced against the desire to save money. It’s getting harder to make the case that your enterprise needs more land for capacity expansion. At the same time, 27 percent of data center costs are for power, according to a DCD report in 2014. As you can imagine, the result has been a drive for proportionally higher server and power densities across the globe.

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    Washington Power Outage Should Be a Wakeup Call for Businesses

    Posted by RJ Tee on April 16, 2015

    On April 6, the unthinkable happened in Washington, D.C.: The lights went dark in the White House when a local power transmission line failed and sent a cascading power failure across our nation’s capital. Fortunately, the White House’s backup power generator kicked in almost immediately, which was able to restore power. However, several federal buildings and surrounding academic institutions were left without electricity for several hours following the event.


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    Want To Get Rid Of Your Zombie Servers? Here’s How.

    Posted by Josh Schaap on July 10, 2015

    They’re silent. They’re always on. And they’re quietly eating up a large portion of your data center power budget. We’re talking, of course, about your zombie servers—that is, all of the servers that lay dormant in your facility yet play no part in your facility’s daily operations. It’s time to rid your data center of this problem. It may take some time, but as AOL recently proved, eliminating zombie servers from your network is feasible—and worth it. The company made headlines recently when it announced that over a five year period, it slashed 14,805 zombie servers from its data centers.


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    Use Top Shelf PDUs for your Colocation

    Posted by RJ Tee on December 19, 2016

    If there’s one need you can’t skirt around as a colocation provider, it’s rack-level power management. Power is expensive, and there is too much at stake in your mission critical environment to go without a reliable network of intelligent power distribution units (PDUs) that can track daily usage, prevent outages and respond to environmental alerts.

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    Twelve Key Features of Pro2: Part 2

    Posted by Josh Schaap on August 17, 2016

    Last week, we talked about six of the key features of our PRO2 PDUs, which sport the latest in innovative design from Server Technology. This week, we’ll explore six more ways the PRO2 serves as the PDU built to not only meet customers’ needs today, but to ensure flexibility for the future.

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    Three Ways Power Monitoring Can Change Your Data Center’s Culture

    Posted by RJ Tee on May 20, 2015

    The process is simple: Focus on improving your per-rack power consumption, and your entire department will benefit from the positive effects.

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