Ways to Manage Data Center Airflow

Businesses around the globe rely on their IT equipment to enable processes and manage data — and since electronics are sensitive to overheating, it’s imperative to keep this IT equipment cool. Data center design needs to take the production and movement of cold and warm air into account for an energy-efficient environment that enables the […]

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How to Calculate Cooling Requirements for a Data Center

Heat generation is a normal side-effect of running any electrical equipment, including data center equipment. In a data center, however, excessive heat buildup can damage your servers. Servers may shut down if temperatures climb too high, and regularly operating under higher-than-acceptable temperatures can shorten the life of your equipment. A related problem is high humidity. […]

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Data Center Cooling Best Practices

As life continues to shift towards online resources, it’s easy to imagine the world being freed of physical objects. After all, the information available in the books and DVDs on your shelf, the documents in your filing cabinet and the pages of your calendar are all available through a device that fits in your pocket. […]

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Data Center Temperature Standards

Data center temperature is one of the most important environmental factors when it comes to the proper functioning of servers and other IT equipment. After all, the performance of sensitive electronic equipment can be significantly affected by excessive heat or cold. It’s essential for companies to maintain the right server room temperature range that will […]

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Data Center Cooling Costs

As the success of more and more businesses depends on the creation, use and storage of information, the growth of today’s data centers shows no signs of slowing. Energy experts estimate that over the past decade, the consumption of energy by data centers alone has swelled to over one percent of the global use of […]

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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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