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Complete Guide to Data Center Redundancy

The world depends on data centers in all aspects of daily life. To meet all-time high levels of demand that continue to grow with no end in sight, downtime is unacceptable for most organizations. The cost of downtime is rising and 40% of businesses report that just one hour of downtime can cost anywhere from $1 million to $5 million, not including the other associated fees. Large companies report that an interruption during peak business hours can cost almost $1 million per minute.


A Greener Internet? The Carbon Cost and Environmental Impact of Big Data Centers

Did you know data centers are everywhere? Really! They are everywhere. While you may not see them, millions of data centers are scattered across the globe—in big cities, small towns, deserts, the Arctic, underground, and underwater. Data centers make the internet possible, and every little click and function on the web takes the processing power that a data center provides. Think about it.


What to Look for in a Colocation Data Center

As the costs of managing and maintaining owner-operated data centers rise, enterprises are reconsidering their infrastructure and attempting to minimize on-premises data center space. Colocation data center providers are an attractive and cost-effective solution, offering physical space as well as power, cooling, network, and security services for their customers.


How to Measure Data Center Sustainability

Sustainability is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, topic in the data center industry today. A sustainable data center is a facility that can maintain operations at a high level of efficiency over time. It is important for data centers to be as sustainable as possible because they use a lot of resources which makes reducing their environmental impact and carbon footprint top priorities. It is also important because these facilities need to comply with corporate sustainability initiatives.


Cloud vs Data Center: Overview for Businesses

The debate of cloud vs data center looms large for businesses when determining how to best store data. In past years, the trend has leaned more toward the growth of remote solutions using the cloud. Yet, data centers are still relevant. Gartner states that spending on data center infrastructure is expected to grow 6% by the end of 2021. Cloud storage and data centers both possess unique features that allow you to achieve your organization’s data goals.

Why Hyperscale Data Centres Are Becoming More Important for Your Business

As the world propels forward into the digital age, organisations start to rely more and more on technology to organise and store their data. And with the proliferation of cloud computing and big data, businesses that are keen on dominating their landscape are turning to hyperscale data centre services to scale at an unprecedented level.

How to Manage Your Data Center During a Heatwave

The recent heatwave that brought record temperatures to the UK caused cooling systems to fail at a London data center resulting in downtime for Google and Oracle. According to Oracle, “Following unseasonably high temperatures in the UK south (London) region, two cooler units in the data centre experienced a failure when they were required to operate above their design limits.


Data Center Analytics: Top KPIs Chosen by Experts

Today’s data centers generate a lot of data. Intelligent rack PDUs and other metered power infrastructure, environmental sensors, and the constant change in modern data centers all contribute towards a massive volume and variety of data. But data center professionals don’t have the time to collect all the data from its sources, analyze it, and derive insights from it that improve their data center operations.