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    Protect Your Data Center for the Busy Holiday Shopping Rush

    by RJ Tee

    It’s official: We are now in one of the busiest times of the year for shopping. All across the world, consumers are scouring the Internet looking for deals on gifts. This year, holiday shoppers are expected to spend at least $680 billion which is an increase from the $655 billion that was spent in 2016. This is great news for your business, especially when coupled with the long-term economic predictions for 2018. According to Goldman Sachs, the economy is expected to boom in 2018. So consumers will have even more money to spend on products and services.

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    What Thermal Exhaust Ports Have You Overlooked in Your Data Center?

    by RJ Tee

    Look at you, skulking around your data center like Lord Vader at home in his Death Star. Sure, you don’t have any plans to destroy any competitors’ offices or nearby planets with your superlaser any time soon, but you’re pretty confident that, if given the opportunity, you could.In the mean time, you can rest easy in your ergonomic office chair knowing that your department—and job—are safe and secure. Right? Well, this is exactly what Darth Vader did. And it didn’t work out too well for him.

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    How Would Data Center Power Fare If It Faced An Unplanned Power Outage?

    by Josh Schaap

    Google recently learned the hard way about what can happen when Mother Nature strikes near your data center. Their facility was impacted when a series of four lighting strikes hit the power grid which connects to its Belgium-based data center. The strike caused the building to experience unexpected power loss, thus causing its backup power supply to kick in.

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    Twelve Key Features of Pro2: Part 2

    by Josh Schaap

    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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    What’s The Real Cost of Data Center Downtime?

    by Josh Schaap

    Ever experienced that sinking feeling when you check in on your 401k only to find that it’s been slowly hemorrhaging your future away for the past six months? Financial advisors will, of course, tell you to hold tight, play the long game and wait out the ups and downs. That’s a good strategy when you’ve got years until retirement, but it’s not a particularly helpful approach when you’re running a data center.

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    Increased Uptime + Higher Compute Density = Greater ROI

    by Josh Schaap

    In the advertising world, there are no such things as coincidences. When you hop on the Internet to find a product and you come across an ad that seems perfectly tailored to you, it’s no mere accident. More than likely, an advertising tech company like our client, Turn, has helped you find that product by serving up relevant ads through consumer data. In order to power its platform – which responds to half of the world’s Internet page views in as little as 10 milliseconds – Turn employs a highly scalable multi-tiered server infrastructure using a Big Data analytics engine and a powerful suite of software. Recently, Turn sought to reconfigure its hardware with one setup containing 23 devices per rack and 43 devices per rack on the other. It also sought to make the most of its colocation space while powering support to customers via data-driven advertising efforts. Finally, Turn was looking for remote monitoring capabilities for its hardware.

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    5G Demand and Data Center Uptime: A Love Story

    by Josh Schaap

    Network administrators are continuously caught up in many torrid technological romances. Just consider their love/hate relationship with bandwidth. That is, administrators love the data center uptime they get when bandwidth capacity is aligned with network loads but hate struggling to ensure uptime when systems are overloaded. So, imagine how their love will be tested as the bandwidth demands of 5G networks barrel toward them.

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    One Surefire Way to Improve Uptime in 2016

    by Josh Schaap

    There is an array of variables that affect your data center uptime—from structural design to redundancy to fault tolerance. You could say that it’s a balancing act, ensuring that every element positively influences the others so that damaging issues—like power shortages—don’t tip the scale.

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    100 Percent Data Center Uptime from Day One

    by RJ Tee

    ScaleMatrix seeks to set itself apart from the pack of cloud/colocation providers in the marketplace. The San Diego-based company provides a variety of hosting platforms and services to help companies connect workloads across development, production and disaster recovery environments. When ScaleMatrix set out to create a new type of multi-tenant data center, its team chose Server Technology to assist with its most pressing issues.

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    Avoid A Data Center Power Nightmare Before Christmas

    by Josh Schaap

    Before you can nestle all snug in your bed, you need to make sure that the only clatter that will wake you from your slumber this holiday season is, indeed, eight tiny reindeer landing on your roof. That is, if you want to enjoy holiday cheer inside and outside of your data center, only best-in-class power management solutions can keep nasty visions of potential power outages at bay.

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    Forget Planning For 2016—Plan for 2024

    by RJ Tee

    All aboard! It’s time to hop in your figurative time machines and blast your data center forward to year 2024. At least, that’s what industry experts are suggesting. In fact, a recent article from TechTarget suggests that data center uptime will be a top economical priority during the 2020s as Internet-connected devices and data continue to be leveraged and consumed on a macro scale.

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    Worried About Hurricanes? Protect Your DataCenter

    by Josh Schaap

    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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    Three Reasons Why Every SMB Should Monitor their Rackmount PDUs

    by RJ Tee

    There is a major misconception today that large enterprises alone account for the majority of data center electricity consumption in the United States. Surprisingly, small- to medium-sized business (SMB) operations are using more power. According to research from NRDC, small-business server rooms and closets account for almost half of all server electricity consumption in the nation. The remaining consumption is split between enterprise and corporate facilities (27 percent), multitenant data centers (19 percent), hyper-scale cloud computing (4 percent) and high-performance computing (1 percent).

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    Server Technology - It’s all about resilience

    by RJ Tee

    I know we all know this already, and I’m preaching to the choir here, but the pressures on today’s data center managers are enormous and there are no breaks in sight. What’s all the pressure about? Uptime!! That’s the bottom line. Dependability of the infrastructure is on top of everyone’s list. Downtime is just not an option. This is especially true with large enterprises such as banking and trading where the cost of downtime has been calculated to be $6 million a second due to unbalanced trades.

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  • How Can I Ensure Uptime in My Unpredictable Data Center?

    by RJ Tee

    Recently, a lot of customers have been asking us here at Server Technology about maximizing uptime. Customers want to know: With the multitude of power-related challenges facing data centers today, like unplanned outages; increasing security threats; new, relatively untested technologies such as SDN; and the ongoing threat of natural disasters, is striving for constant uptime a realistic goal or a pipe dream? Many feel that they are fighting a losing battle against this slew of challenges.

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