For decades, data center uninterruptible power supply systems (UPS) have predominantly relied on valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries for backup transitional power. Increasingly, businesses are looking for alternatives to the VRLA, such as lithium-ion batteries.
The Uptime Institute’s Tier rating system has been the standard in the data center industry for years. While the Uptime Institute is very much the go to credible and recognized source, there are a few details and nuances of the tier system that can be a challenge for decision-makers to understand.
This white paper examine seven reasons build to suit data centers are a faster, cheaper and more efficient than building an in-house, private data center. Download this guide to learn more about the benefits of a build to suit data center.
There’s a Silver Lining – when it comes to the new accounting rules. The new lease accounting rules could affect the build v. buy decision. In most cases, companies that would have colocated their data center will continue to do so. What the new rule does is bring into focus the importance of analyze existing contracts to make the best use of new lease agreement rules. To learn more about operating leases and what to look for download this guide.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry Josh Moody, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FORTRUST, discusses weather-proofing a data center and what you should be looking for to prevent downtime from natural disasters.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Rick Crutchley, Chief Operating Officer for IO, discusses the future of the data center in the internet of everything.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry, James Leach, Vice President Marketing at RagingWire Data Centers, talks about the flexible solutions and enhanced service model of today’s new colocation data centers.
This paper will take a unique look at the modern data center, what has driven this level of change, and where cooling is making an impact. Most of all, this paper will explore next generation cooling systems designed to help the digital data center run efficiently, and take on evolving market and business demands. Download this white paper to learn more.
This whitepaper examines some of the short- and long-term issues and challenges that should be part of your due diligence when facing growing demands of your organization’s evolving computing architecture with a good strategy and making economic decisions.
It also provides guidelines for evaluating the alternative choices, such as colocation and hosted service providers, as well as cloud services, which can all be utilized together for enhanced flexibility.
When preparing for a data center consolidation project, there are steps that need to be taken in order to make good judgments about how much can be consolidated and which sites make the most sense for becoming receiving data centers. Just as IT assets, network bandwidth, compute power, and the level of virtualization are determined as part of the consolidation analysis, it is also critical to have an accurate understanding of each site’s physical infrastructure capabilities. This paper specifically addresses facility power, cooling, and the physical space.