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Data Center Power Redundancy

Studies have shown that the costs associated with data center outages are steadily increasing. Research conducted by the Ponemon Institute shows that the average data center outage cost a little over $500,000 in 2010. By 2016, the average cost swelled to over $740,000, amounting to a net increase of 38 percent. Clearly, in today’s competitive business landscape, […]

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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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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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