Category: IT Misc

ASHRAE will urge lower humidity to extend the safe limits for data centers

An ASHRAE study has concluded that data centers can reduce their environmental impact by relaxing their control over humidity. Guidelines published this year will recommend a bigger range of safe humidity levels, as well as letting data centers warm up.

IT equipment is more robust than most users realize, and the influential industry body ASHRAE has argued that data center operators can reduce the energy wasted in cooling data centers more than necessary. This year the body plans to do a similar job for humidity.

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PTS Smart Open Lease: Data Center Design/Build Leasing Option

PTS’ Smart Open Lease plan offers a single flexible financial vehicle that can include Equipment and Services across IT, Facility, and Cabling. PTS offers delayed repayment options coordinated with design and construction. PTS’s Smart Open Lease allows businesses to get the exact data center they want, with NO upfront costs. PTS will allow you up to six (6) months to accumulate bills and apply them toward your previously approved “open” lease, so you won’t have to pay upfront for any capital expenditures for planning, design, construction management, or commissioning.

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PTS’ Peter Sacco featured in CRN’s 2015 Top 20 Data Center Designers and Builders

Regardless of the size of the data center, the right mix of IT, power and cooling equipment, and how that equipment is integrated into the facilities, is key to maximizing efficiency and providing the flexibility to expand as needed. Successful integration of equipment into data centers depends on finding the right companies with site preparation,designconstruction and management expertise

Such designers and builders are often the unsung heroes of the data center. But not in CRN, as noted in the CRN 2015 Top Data Center Designers and Builders list.

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Data Center Building vs. Outsourcing: What’s Best For Your Business

When businesses are on the fast track and experiencing growth, they often find themselves in need of additional storage space for their data. Whether it’s adding additional applications for email, streaming or other critical resource-intensive applications, businesses must make the decision to lease data center space or build an in-house storage infrastructure.

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Understanding the Business Benefits of Colocation

For financial directors and IT directors, colocation provides the perfect win-win scenario, providing cost savings and delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure. When comparing the capabilities of a standard server room to a colocation solution, an assessment of the power alone demonstrates the gap between in-house solutions and utilizing the expertise of a specialist.

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Is it Time to Move or Colocate your Data Center? PTS’ Relocation Services Can Help

So you’ve made the decision to relocate your data center operations to a new facility. Perhaps you are moving the operations to a data center colocation facility because it was going to be too expensive to upgrade your in-house data center facility, or perhaps your organization prefers an operational expense financial model over spending capital expenditures (cash) today.

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4 Steps to a Successful Data Center Migration

As companies undergo mergers and acquisitions, on-premise facilities continue to age, and consolidation mandates are handed down, the need arises to migrate data center equipment to new facilities.

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5 CIO Trends Driving DCIM Adoption

In the past, companies managed data center infrastructure and the processes surrounding those resources using spreadsheets. This approach, albeit cheap and easy, was a stopgap for using a real enterprise management platform. It is to fill this need that data center infrastructure management (DCIM) materialized.

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Video Tour: Google Data Center in South Carolina

Providing a rare look inside its data center operations, Google recently posted a video describing its data center in Berkeley County, South Carolina, including descriptions of the facility’s cooling system and security measures.

The company announced it would build the South Carolina data center in 2007. Including an expansion project in 2013, Google’s total investment in the site amounts to $1.2 billion.

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Data Center Design: Key Areas of Focus

From Google glasses to Nest thermostats to Fitbit wristbands and beyond, the Internet of Things is here to stay and will drastically shape our digital economy for many years to come.

According to Cisco, there will be more than 5 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020 – a tsunami of data that all flows through data centers.

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