How much does your company spend on data communications each year? Chances are it’s a lot and growing. Gartner estimates that spending on communication services will make up 35% of the average IT budget this year. For organizations that are geographically distributed or moving operations to the cloud, the network is increasingly the lifeblood of the business. And as more business moves online, latency is not just unacceptable, it’s a threat to the health of the business. Download the new special report from Data Center Frontier and CoreSite that highlights for companies that depend upon high-speed communications to conduct business, colocation might just be the answer to remain competitive.
Waffle House opted to implement a disaster recovery solution in QTS’ 385,000 square foot facility in Suwanee, Georgia, replicating its financial, inventory management and supply chain management services to the site. Download the new report that explores how choosing a colocation provider helped Waffle House reduce its risk and provide a higher level of performance.
Service Express surveyed IT professionals on a variety of topics from changing technology to plans regarding the use of a hybrid approach to finding the optimal solutions within their data center environments. We think you will find these insights useful in understanding how IT professionals are prioritizing and acting on current and future needs and opportunities. Download the new report that dives deeper into the findings and insights from both the CTO & CIO of Service Express.
Three-Phase power distribution at the rack level traditionally means that power was divided into separate branches. Load balancing and cabling can be difficult. Alternating phased power on a per-receptacle basis provides tangible benefits in the form of simplified cabling, better airflow, better load balancing and greater efficiencies. Download the new white paper from Server Technology that outlines one solution to these issues: using an alternating phase PDU. These specially designed PDUs alternate the phased power on a per-outlet basis instead of a per-branch basis.
Today’s data center has come a long way from being the home of a single mainframe computer. It is a complicated mix of servers, storage, networking, load balancers and other hardware, all running multiple layers of software, keeping each data center manager busy overseeing daily operations. This white paper from Server Technology defines ten things every data center manager should know about power and identifies some key considerations for the data center planner and operator regarding how to simply and reliably power all of the IT hardware in the modern data center.
When designing a power protection scheme for data centers, IT and facility managers must ask themselves whether a distributed or centralized backup strategy makes more sense. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that question. Download the new white paper from Vertiv that explores the principle of centralized versus distributed bypass and applies it equally to standalone monolithic and integrated-modular UPS architectures.
The most common UPS topology currently used in the industry is double conversion; nevertheless, most UPS suppliers have introduced Eco Modes of operation to further increase the levels of efficiency of the UPS. Download the new paper from Vertiv, which analyzes potential drawbacks of Eco Mode types of operation, further highlights elements to consider when using these modes of operation, and gives a review of field results for technologies like the Liebert Trinergy Cube UPS and more.
In order to take greater advantage of DX and tackle today’s business challenges, tech businesses are leveraging the cloud—specifically hybrid cloud. Download the new report from Digital Realty explores how the hybrid cloud provides tech companies with the means to drive down IT costs, greater agility and speed when embracing new business opportunities, and the ability to protect critical business data and applications from external and internal threats.
Choosing the right colocation partner is critical, especially when it comes to compliance. When you’re outsourcing your data center needs, understanding your colocation provider’s compliance, security, availability and integrity are of upmost importance. Download the new report from Iron Mountain that provides details on what the company sees as five of the top things to ask your data center provider about compliance
Data center energy usage has been increasing dramatically, and the trend isn’t stopping. Delivering lower emissions and the option of longer run times, fast-start natural gas generators can provide electricity when data center operators need it. Download a new white paper from INNIO that highlights how growing data center electricity demand has paved the way for a new generation of data center solutions and data center power strategies.