Category: Data Center Design

Mega Data Center Design: What DuPont Fabros Learned from Building Its Biggest Facility Yet

About one year ago, DuPont Fabros Technology, whose business is building massive data centers and leasing wholesale space to companies on a long-term basis, brought online its biggest facility yet: ACC7 in Ashburn, Virginia.

It was the first facility to use the company’s newest data center design, whose core concepts it said it would replicate in future projects.

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Is It Time To Decommission Your Data Center?

Data centers are extremely complex to manage, and the task of decommissioning a data center is far from trivial. Decisions must be made regarding which equipment, if any, can be reused in the new data center. Some of the equipment will need to be disposed of and/or destroyed, and some of the equipment may be resold.

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PTS Reaches Hiperwall Premier Gold Reseller Status

PTS has reached Premier Gold Reseller status with video wall manufacturer Hiperwall . Hiperwall is an innovative video wall and distributed visualization system manufacturer that lets you see the big picture in a brand new way. They ma k e a powerful video wall system that is software versus hardware driven, providing unmatched speed, flexibility and functionality in extremely high resolution.

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ShoreTel Launches ‘First To Market’ Single Hybrid Platform For Unified Communications

Unified communications and VoIP specialist ShoreTel has combined its on-premise and cloud platform to create ShoreTel Connect, which it says will change the way companies communicate.

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Big Data, Virtualization Key To Bringing Manufacturing Into Digital Age

From the Internet of Things to Big Data, the manufacturing sector stands to make significant gains as more and more companies turn to digital solutions to make their operations more efficient and predictable. In a recent Dell blog, Brian T. Horowitz lays out some of the most important things manufacturers can do to run a smarter, more streamlined business. Channel partners should take note. These are things you can help manufacturers achieve and the opportunity isn’t small, Horowitz says.

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Black Hat 2015: 10 Security Threats To Watch

Hackers and security researchers converged in Las Vegas this week to reveal the latest and greatest threats facing security professionals today. In presentations at the Black Hat 2015 conference, demonstrations showed how the rise of the Internet of Things, connected devices, new mobile technologies and other developments have opened up the door to more threats than ever before.

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The Importance of Scalability and Cost of Data Center Solutions

Two of the most influential benefits in data center solutions are scalability and cost. These two advantages have the potential to impact data center performance the most. They also are key reasons for a business migrating to a service provider’s data center colocation facility. When a business builds its own on-premise data center, it has a challenging task of determining the best size. The facility must meet current requirements, but it must also be able to address future capacity needs.

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PTS Educational Facility Services are Cool for Schools

The experts at PTS can help you integrate technology effectively into education and help you realize the full benefits of current technology. Following are a some of our services tailored toward educational facilities:

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SimpliVity Touts High Growth, Especially Via Cisco Partners

Hyper-converged infrastructure startup SimpliVity Monday said its business, especially sales of its software on the Cisco UCS server platform, has grown significantly over the past year. That growth, and an expected IPO sometime in the future, led to its hiring of a couple of executives to fill key roles as the company also invests heavily in expanding its workforce, said Doron Kempel, CEO of the Westborough, Calif.-based vendor.

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Cleaning Up Data Center Power is Dirty Work

The tech sector’s investment in renewables is on the rise, growing faster than any other sector’s, and some of the biggest investments are in connection with massive data center projects. Just this month, Facebook announced a 200 MW wind-power contract for its upcoming Texas data center, and Amazon said it had invested in a wind farm of similar capacity in North Carolina to address the energy use of its expansive data center cluster in Virginia.

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