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Testimonial from a client…

Memo To:  My “intercompany” Peers (other locations), Just wanted to pass along something that could be important for your data center and your clients. Several large arrays (3PAR) were being decommissioned out of the Sacramento area site and being reallocated somewhere else.  Per policy, the drives had to be wiped to allow the racks to […]

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What Are the Top Concerns for Data Center Managers?

(By Reegan Barnett at Raritan) Data centers are in the midst of another evolutionary cycle. Emerging technologies coupled with changing environmental concerns have led to an environment of numerous moving and nonmoving parts that must cohesively work together. Unfortunately, more often than not, weaknesses are only visible during times of stress. To combat these weaknesses […]

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Invest in Prevention, and Enjoy Your Summer

Provided By CyberPower for DataSpan As we move closer to summer, most of us are looking forward to backyard grilling, days at the beach, and baseball games. At the same time, we also need to prepare our businesses for storm season. From May through August, we see an increased frequency of weather events and stress […]

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Mitigate Privacy Risk in Lease Returns, Data Center Move, Consolidation or Cloud Migration

(By Dag Adamson – President Destroy Drive – Onsite Data Sanitization and Destruction) SUMMARY: During the entire lifecycle of servers and storage arrays, different preventative measures need to be employed to ensure security.    In addition to secure end-of-life handling of hard drives, there are several other instances when data “wiping” / sanitization or physical destruction […]

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DataSpan Named Vertiv 2017 North American Emerging Partner of the Year

Farmers Branch, TX, May 31, 2018 (Newswire.com) – DataSpan today announced that it has been named the Vertiv 2017 North American Emerging Partner of the Year. Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, announced the North American Partner Award winners for 2017 achievement at their annual Partner Summit in New Orleans, LA. The award-winning companies were selected […]

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Myths About 3rd Party Maintenance

    DataSpan & Service Express are hosting an informative webinar.  Date Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Time Ju10:00am – 10:45am CST Topic OEM vs. Third Party Maintenance – how does it compare in service, parts, and overall support?  Register here Attendee drawing: Apple Watch          Speakers Nicole LeBlanc Senior Account Executive Service […]

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Stop over-complicating data center airflow management

(By Geist, a division of Vertiv and provider of intelligent power and management solutions for data centers.) Data center airflow management operates on a simple premise: IT equipment should only ever take in cool air; CRAC return plenums should only ever take in warm air. Under no circumstances should there be mixing of cold air […]

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Tape Air Gap Provides Defense Against Cybercrime

According to Juniper Research, cybercrime is expected to become a $2.1 trillion problem by 2019. Using tape-based, offline storage creates an “air gap” that can prevent hackers from accessing your data. In this video, Fred Moore, president of Horison Information Strategies, explains the benefits of tape storage for data security.   (Video provided by Fujifilm)

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Why You Should Use Packet Analysis to Complement NetFlow When Monitoring Network Performance

By Chris Bloom (Savvius) Most organizations understand that centralized network monitoring is vital to maintaining the health of critical infrastructure and applications. And while solutions using NetFlow undoubtedly help gain perspective into capacity planning, trend analysis, and utilization, they lack the important precision of packet-based analytics tools that provide root-cause analysis for application performance, latency, […]

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Data Center Infrastructure, the Often-Overlooked Security Risk

by Maria Korolov Power supplies, cooling systems, even security systems themselves can all be entry points for attackers. In the rush to secure networks, servers, and endpoint devices many organizations overlook the risks hidden in the physical infrastructure necessary to keep data centers operating. Power supplies, heating and cooling systems, even security systems themselves can […]

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