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Data Center Environmental Standards

The data center environment is crucially tied to the equipment — and its performance. Typically, computer room environments are classified according to a four-tier system. Tier I defines data center standards for facilities with minimal redundancy features. The system gradually increases its environmental expectations, until Tier IV denotes data centers with multiple redundancy features and […]

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Fundamentals of Data Destruction: The Importance of Chain of Custody

Experts predict that every two years, the volume of data created by businesses will double. When you add the speed at which data centers are filled up and IT equipment is replaced by newer iterations, you begin to see how important it is to properly destroy or render unusable any old equipment that may contain […]

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Black Dust in Your Data Center

If you can see dust and debris accumulating in your data center, you have a problem. Even microscopic particulates can lead to damage in your servers and other sensitive IT equipment. One of the most notorious contaminants data centers have to deal with is commonly known as black dust. This fine, sooty dust can suddenly […]

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Four Ways to Avoid Emergency Data Center Cleaning

Do you see dust piling up in your data center? Have you noticed an increase in chemical or acrid odors recently? Are you unsure about when the air filters in your data center’s HVAC system were last changed? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this article is for you. By following its […]

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Can Your Old Data Be Recovered?

When floods, fires, and other natural disasters occur, they can wreak havoc on the on-site computer equipment many organizations depend on to store and retrieve their important data. Because physical, formatting and logical problems can cause data to go missing, technology has developed to keep pace with all of these issues. And this is good […]

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DataSpan is exhibiting at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018

We’re very excited to again be at the IAAPA tradeshow in Orlando, November 13-16.  Stop by our Booth #2936 and meet Motorola radio communications and Vertiv power & cooling experts.  Come see the Show Specials!   IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 – the leading global conference and trade show for the attractions industry. Join attractions industry leaders […]

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Electronic Data Destruction: Which Method Is Best?

When you think of how much financial and personal information you store on your computer, it’s no wonder you want to be sure its hard drive is rendered unusable when you migrate your data to a newer model. And when it comes to enterprise-wide computer room and data center upgrades, the need for responsible data […]

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Five Tips to Improve Data Center Operations Efficiency

There’s no doubt that many of today’s working data centers are a far cry from the stock images we see of perfectly clean rows of racks filled with immaculate servers and neatly wound cabling. But since real data centers are constantly under pressure to do more with less, setting data center cleaning standards and putting […]

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The Importance of Server Room Cleaning

The Importance of Server Room Cleaning

For most companies in the 21st century, regardless of their size, their server room is the heart of their business. It’s the place where they store the data that is essential to their business. Information on clients, projects, sales opportunities, financial transactions, important contracts, employee information, compliance with government regulations, statistical reports, sales reports and more. […]

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