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Preparing for the Post-Pandemic Data Center Environment

Even after we get a handle on the COVID-19 pandemic, it will continue to directly affect how Data Centers operate. The shift to working from home, as well as the increase in digital content for entertainment and social connections, highlighted an already existing trend toward…

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Data Center Leasing Robust in 2020

Each year, Jim Kerrigan of North American Data Centers reports on the prior year’s leasing activity for Multi-Tenant Data Centers. The report goes over the size of the deals, as well as the players involved.   According to this year’s report, Data Center leasing in 2020…

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Digital Infrastructure Trends in 2021

The pandemic had a large impact on critical infrastructure providers and revealed the importance of digital across a wide range of industries and activities. With that in the background, the team from the Uptime Institute provided their thoughts about current developments in mission critical digital…

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Earlier this week, Mission Critical Magazine released its January 2021 edition.  In this month’s issue, the magazine features a piece by our President, Phil Rafferty, discussing ways to avoid pitfalls during a Data Center power outage.  Read the article here: Mission Critical Magazine Article. As we…

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Saving Money and Preventing Headaches with Preventative Data Center Maintenance

Uptime in a mission critical Data Center is paramount, as all owners and operators of these critical facilities understand. Any break in services means lost revenue and, if the downtime is unplanned or the result of a crisis, can mean loss of reputation and customers….

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Happy Holidays from Data Specialties Inc.!

With one of the most challenging years behind us, DSI would like to wish all of our customers and partners a wonderful holiday season.  While this year has been difficult for all of us, we can all be proud of the individual roles we have…

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Data Center Migration: Tips for Doing It Right

Many factors put pressure on an existing Data Center that may require a move to a new location.  However, moving a Data Center is a daunting task— evaluating destination options, identifying time and cost of a move, planning and testing processes and equipment, and then…

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Preventable Data Center Power Outages

Data Center Managers live in fear of power outages, and rightly so. With the growing interdependency of IT and business to meet the real-time needs of customers, any unplanned downtime from power loss can be disastrous to business continuity, reputation and budget. In its 2020…

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Revisiting Airflow Management in the Data Center: Easy-to-Implement Ways to Save Energy and Cooling Costs

Managing the temperature in the Data Center is top of mind for Data Center owners and operators in order to keep critical IT equipment working properly. If the CRAC unit isn’t providing the necessary cooling level, there may be a tendency to think additional cooling…

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Data Centers Rebounding Post-Pandemic

With pandemic-fueled increases in online work, education and entertainment, Data Centers of all types have proven their worth time and again in the last many months. These critical facilities have met the challenges of new workloads and changes in how they provide services.  They have…

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