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Myths About 3rd Party Maintenance

    DataSpan & Service Express are hosting an informative webinar.  Date Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Time Ju10:00am – 10:45am CST Topic OEM vs. Third Party Maintenance – how does it compare in service, parts, and overall support?  Register here Attendee drawing: Apple Watch          Speakers Nicole LeBlanc Senior Account Executive Service […]

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Stop over-complicating data center airflow management

(By Geist, a division of Vertiv and provider of intelligent power and management solutions for data centers.) Data center airflow management operates on a simple premise: IT equipment should only ever take in cool air; CRAC return plenums should only ever take in warm air. Under no circumstances should there be mixing of cold air […]

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Tape Air Gap Provides Defense Against Cybercrime

According to Juniper Research, cybercrime is expected to become a $2.1 trillion problem by 2019. Using tape-based, offline storage creates an “air gap” that can prevent hackers from accessing your data. In this video, Fred Moore, president of Horison Information Strategies, explains the benefits of tape storage for data security.   (Video provided by Fujifilm)

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Why You Should Use Packet Analysis to Complement NetFlow When Monitoring Network Performance

By Chris Bloom (Savvius) Most organizations understand that centralized network monitoring is vital to maintaining the health of critical infrastructure and applications. And while solutions using NetFlow undoubtedly help gain perspective into capacity planning, trend analysis, and utilization, they lack the important precision of packet-based analytics tools that provide root-cause analysis for application performance, latency, […]

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Data Center Infrastructure, the Often-Overlooked Security Risk

by Maria Korolov Power supplies, cooling systems, even security systems themselves can all be entry points for attackers. In the rush to secure networks, servers, and endpoint devices many organizations overlook the risks hidden in the physical infrastructure necessary to keep data centers operating. Power supplies, heating and cooling systems, even security systems themselves can […]

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MGM Elevates Guest Service Through Unified PTT With WAVE and MOTOTRBO

MGM Resorts needed to pursue a new push-to-talk solution because their existing cellular technology was nearing its end of life. They wanted a way to augment their radio system with smartphone technology to better leverage their investments. WAVE provides a communications platform connecting MGM’s MOTOTRBO radios with broadband devices through an easy-to-use app installed on […]

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Why is Sealing your Subfloor important?

(Author: Jill Newhouse / jnewhouse@dataspan.com) Raw concrete sub-floors are a tremendously underestimated producer of contaminates. Raw concrete continuously breaks down allowing calcium hydroxide to rise to the surface. Once calcium hydroxide mixes with carbon dioxide in the air, a white crystalline deposit called calcium carbonate is formed. Calcium carbonate is a very light and powdery, and also […]

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How ransomware variants are neutralizing data backups

The latest iterations of ransomware aim to undercut backups as an effective method for recovering from attacks. Learn how to overcome this vulnerability. (Author: Brien Posey – originally published with TechTarget) Ransomware, the monetization of malware, has been one of the most pervasive threats against business data for the last several years. Now a megabillion-dollar […]

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Researchers achieve random access in large-scale DNA data storage

University of Washington and Microsoft researchers revealed on February 21st that they have taken a significant step forward in their quest to develop a DNA-based storage system for digital data. In a paper published in Nature Biotechnology, the members of the Molecular Information Systems Laboratory (MISL) describe the science behind their world record-setting achievement of 200 […]

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