The Dangers of a Dirty Data Center

It’s an unfortunate fact that data centers collect significant amounts of dirt. Dirt particles are carried in on the shoes and clothing of personnel or through ventilation systems, and contamination may accelerate due to nearby construction sites or natural disasters. Over time, dirt particles can collect on hardware, walls, floors, subfloors and the ceiling. A […]

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Benefits of a Managed Print Services Program

At DataSpan, we offer customized technology solutions for a wide variety of businesses. Our product line of Managed Print Services (MPS) creates a printing monitor service that is perfect for your company and the environment. What Are Managed Print Services? A Managed Print Service monitors your company’s document output, including printers, copiers and faxes. Managed […]

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Disaster Recovery Storage Solutions

Businesses across the world are at risk of disruption by various natural and human-made disasters. From earthquakes and hurricanes to power outages and security threats, disasters can lead to server downtime and impact your team’s ability to do business. Downtime at data centers can also be costly, equating to hundreds of thousands of dollars lost […]

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Data Center Power Requirements

In this competitive business landscape, quite a lot rides on uninterrupted access to data. That’s why reliability is a key concept of all data center operations. It’s also why knowing how to calculate power requirements of data centers — whether they’re standalone entities or part of a larger facility — is critical to forming a […]

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Why is Data Center Infrastructure Management Necessary?

According to Gartner, data center infrastructure management — or DCIM — consists of tools and applications that manage, measure or monitor data center use, as well as the energy consumption of all hardware, facilities infrastructure components — like power distribution units — and computer room ACs, or CRACs. If you’re looking to optimize your current […]

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What is Data Storage Management?

Thanks to rapid technological advancements, increased connectivity and the rise of the Internet of Things, businesses around the globe are collecting and storing ever-growing amounts of data. As such, secure data storage is a critical resource — one that needs to be effectively managed to benefit the organization and protect its employees and customers from […]

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Benefits of a Rack Mounted Server

What is a rack server used for? The answer has less to do with aesthetics and much more to do with your server’s performance than you may realize. The most important components of the majority of IT infrastructures are the servers that allow users to create, share and access data through networked systems. However, it’s […]

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Benefits of Using Raised Floor Systems in Your Data Center

Compared to alternatives to computer room layout and design — such as dado trunking, skirting and suspended ceilings — raised floor systems provide more benefits. Let’s take a closer look at what raised access floor systems are and why they’re such an efficient, economical choice for the configuration of today’s data centers and computer rooms. […]

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What Is DCIM Software?

Are you looking to optimize your current data center or build an energy-efficient one that makes optimal use of all your resources — floor space, equipment and energy included? In both instances, it’s advisable to know what DCIM software is and how it can support your business objectives. What Is Data Center Infrastructure Management Software? […]

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Benefits of Data Center Migration

Many forward-thinking businesses are asking questions such as “What is data center migration?” and “What are its chief benefits?” With promises of cost savings, better efficiency and the elimination of data redundancies, it’s understandable that a significant number of organizations have data center migration top of mind. What Is Data Center Migration? In the simplest […]

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