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All About KVM Switching

In data center and networking applications, a KVM switch can save your team time and money on operating multiple devices. When you have numerous servers or computers to manage in your business, KVM switches enable seamless transition among them. Discover the meaning of a KVM switch, how these devices work and how they can benefit […]

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Data Center Power Energy Saving Tips

As data continues to play a more prominent role in many markets, data center infrastructure efficiency has become even more important in IT. Energy-saving tactics help IT departments reduce their energy output — and their costs — while still providing their customers with the valuable data they need. Here are our tips for how to reduce energy consumption in […]

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What Is the Ideal Server Room Temperature?

The recommended temperature range for the server room is between 50 and 82 degrees, with the optimal server room temperature being between 68 and 71 degrees. Keeping this temperature is not as easy as setting the ideal number on a thermostat. Many factors play into maintaining this temperature, which is why the ideal server room […]

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Increase Employee Safety With Body Temperature Screening

Increase Employee Safety With Body Temperature Screening Worker safety is an essential part of any properly functioning business. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, businesses have been presented with many new health and safety challenges. Although businesses are beginning to reopen in the United States, COVID-19 remains a serious concern. To protect at-risk employees and […]

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Why You Should Use a Professional Data Center Cleaning Service

When running a data center, your primary concerns often involve keeping the computers cool and ensuring the company’s data stay organized and secure. Data center cleaning should also be a top priority on your list. A clean environment is integral to your server room’s functionality, and a professional cleaning team is essential to achieving that. […]

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How to Manage Power Efficiently in Data Centers

Data centers are facing increasingly challenging demands when it comes to power usage and uptime. To remain competitive, your data center must be able to meet the need for steady power supply and manage energy as efficiently as possible. In 2018, power outages were responsible for 33% of all data center downtime. But for successful data […]

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Cold Aisle Containment Systems

Data centers use an enormous amount of energy daily. A significant portion of that energy goes to regulating intake temperature. From air conditioning to cooling systems, temperature regulation technology is used in every data center to protect equipment from temperature-related damage. However, a new method of temperature regulation has become increasingly popular over the last […]

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What Are Zinc Whiskers and How Do They Affect Data Centers?

What Are Zinc Whiskers and How Do They Affect Data Centers?

Any company with a data center knows the importance of mitigating failure risks and maintaining an environment that promotes efficiency and uptime. From temperature monitoring to layout design, many factors can contribute to outages and failures. Disruptions can lead to lost time and data, but if you’re diligent, you can reduce the potential for failure […]

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Data Center Best Practices

When compared to regular office buildings, data centers consume a massive amount of energy. With how much information gets stored in servers, and how much power the equipment requires to run and stay within a viable temperature range, it’s no surprise many data centers struggle to bring costs down and maintain efficient operations. So, what […]

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Data Center PUE

Modern technology runs on electricity, and the computers and data centers at the core of daily life require a lot of it. One report from the 2013 Annual Energy Outlook estimated that computers and related equipment accounted for 3% of the United States’ energy consumption. In the search to maximize energy efficiency, many companies are looking into ways […]

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