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    How Much Trouble Could One Technician Cause In Your Data Center?

    by Josh Schaap

    Just recently, eWeek ran a Halloween-themed article titled “The Data Center: Where the Stuff of Nightmares Lurks.” The article pointed out some of the darkest fears that IT professionals are facing. And one caught our attention: “The ‘Help’ Desk Tech from Hell.” “One of my greatest fears (brought about by an actual experience) is another absolutely pitiful on-site help desk tech who completely disregards procedures and starts moving cables around on network devices trying to get one device working again, but takes down six more in the process,” the article stated. It’s sad, but true: Help desk technicians —as well as interns and careless, or sleep-deprived IT workers — can create a great deal of trouble in the data center.

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    Data Center Power Management: The Key To Success in Silicon Valley

    by Josh Schaap

    Silicon Valley remains one of the largest and most competitive data center markets in America. Right now there is a data center vacancy rate of just 8.2 percent in the region. And according to a new report, the market is expected to continue to experience further growth in the near future.

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    Consolidating Your Data Centers? Focus on Power Management

    by RJ Tee

    According to the Wall Street Journal, the agency is also rationalizing its applications and systems portfolios as it prepares to migrate workloads into core and enterprise data centers. The overhaul is part of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, a plan implemented in 2010 to reduce hardware, software and operations costs within federal data centers. The initiative also mandates agencies integrate efficient computing platforms, increase security measures and use more green IT solutions.

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    Power Monitoring and Management Simplified

    by Josh Schaap

    The notion that we should track anything – and everything – about our lives has gained a lot steam over the last couple of years. Witness the rise of the Fitbit health monitor and the slew of smartphone apps that show you how well you’ve slept any given night. People can use these tools to gain a clearer picture of the trends that quietly shape their lives. Much like a Fitbit (but for your data center), the Sentry Power Manager is constantly monitoring and managing your power, even while you sleep. This week, we’ll see how Sentry Power Manager provides power monitoring and management with its easy-to-grasp visual interface that helps you understand your system status quickly.

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    Stone Soup?

    by RJ Tee

    Stone Soup is an old folk story in which hungry strangers trick the local people of a town into sharing their food. The story is usually told as a lesson in cooperation, especially amid scarcity. It is an Aarne-Thompson tale from around 1548.

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    Stay Sustainable At Home and In the Data Center This Winter

    by Josh Schaap

    This season, in particular, will put a major strain on businesses across the U.S. as electricity prices are bound to increase yet again. This is particularly true for businesses located in New England, which is still suffering from a lack of adequate pipeline capacity for natural gas. All signs indicate that when energy prices reset in a few weeks, many business owners in this energy-starved region could be in for a rude awakening. And as a result, many employees may be asked to bring sweaters to work in January.

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    How To Improve The Elephant-sized Power Problem In Your Data Center

    by RJ Tee

    It’s time to address the 3,000 lb. elephant in your data center. The fact is, your facility is behind the times in regard to its ability to track and control power consumption. And if you don’t get a handle on the situation quickly, you could risk dealing with an expensive ordeal stemming from a power overload, or by reaching network capacity.

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