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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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DataSpan Hosts APC Webinar

  Webinar Invitation Edge – Best Practices in Distributed IT Environments This webinar will address standardization options to reduce new deployment execution time, lower the cost of managing physical infrastructure, and simplify monitoring and alarm management. Speakers Brian Ballard Strategy & Business Development APC by Schneider Electric Bill Matson Global Partner Success Manager APC by Schneider […]

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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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DataSpan is Growing

DataSpan is expanding and is thrilled to announce the appointment of four New Senior Account Executive Representatives to our team!   Craig Richardson has joined the DataSpan Team!  Craig is a very accomplished sales person in the Arizona Data Center Market.  His sales experience includes working for Wrightline, DCIM Solutions, and most recently Subzero Engineering.  […]

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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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