Design

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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7×24 Exchange – So Cal Chapter Continues Virtual Data Center Education and Networking

COVID-19 has not slowed down the Southern California Chapter of 7×24 Exchange, as they continue to deliver impactful educational discussions.  Last week’s Zoom meeting was no different as Greg Stover of Vertiv made a great presentation on “High Density is Coming.”  Following was an informative…

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The Importance of Monitoring in the Data Center

Data Centers are complex facilities, with significant amounts of equipment—including servers, cables, power supplies, and cooling systems. To successfully manage and operate a Data Center requires a keen understanding of what’s happening in the room, beyond the data storage and management services you’re providing. You…

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Huge Gains in Efficiency for Data Centers, According to New Report

Last week, a study released by Northwestern University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Koomey Analytics noted that, despite a six-fold increase in compute, the Data Center industry’s power demands rose just six percent. There’s no doubt as to what has contributed to this welcome news:…

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Happy Holidays from Data Specialties Inc.

We would like to wish all of our customers and partners Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year! Throughout 2019, DSI has been working to provide valuable information to our mission critical ecosystem by analyzing new trends and keeping abreast of new technologies with the…

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The True Cost of Data Center Over-Provisioning

Earlier this week, Future Facilities released some interesting findings based on a study they recently commissioned. The bottom line: there is a lack of Data Center capacity planning, and, in many cases, organizations are not prepared to meet the growing challenges that IT and Facilities…

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DSI Completes Data Center Expansion to Service Global Auto Manufacturer

DSI recently completed a significant data center expansion for a global technology services company that will support two large auto manufacturers and their affiliate businesses in the North and South American markets. Prior to DSI’s involvement, the data center was reaching maximum limits of physical…

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