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DC Power Maintenance Strategies for Your Data Center The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) reported that 98% of all power outages last less than 10 seconds. While a brief period of time may seem inconsequential to some, even a blip of lost power can be detrimental to critical networks. Contrary
Why the Right Rack Matters When it comes to selecting the right rack for your data center, you have options – perhaps too many options – which can create confusion and frustration among your team. How do you break it down when searching for the best rack system for your
Why Factory-Direct Services Save You Money Without a well-planned budget and purpose-driven plan, running a data center can be exceedingly time-consuming and expensive. One of the best ways to increase efficiency and save money is to partner with a trusted factory-direct service provider who can get you what you need,
How to Protect Your Data Center in Extreme Weather Whether the weather brings scorching heat or frigid temps and ice storms, data center operators all throughout the nation must be prepared for any and all types of weather, in addition to other types of unexpected disasters. How can you protect
Smart Spending for Schools Through E-Rate The Increasing Technology Needs in Today’s Classroom The widespread availability of the internet has completely revolutionized the education system. Students can practice a new language with a native speaker on the other side of the globe, gain real-time insights about their comprehension while playing
Storm-proofing Your Facility with a Reliable Battery Monitoring System Cyber-attacks and physical attacks often cause panic attacks in even the most sophisticated data centers. It’s an ongoing battle to keep your mission-critical systems up and running. Mankind is the culprit of some of these attacks, whereas others are purely Mother
10 Signs It’s Time for a UPS Battery Replacement Network uptime is critical for your business. An essential component of assuring your technology uptime is the UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply). These devices can often be forgotten as they have long lifespans and generally sit at the bottom of the tech
5 Features to Look for in a PDU System What is a PDU System? A PDU, or Power Distribution Unit, is a type of equipment that controls and distributes power to computers, servers, and networking devices within an IT environment. To the untrained eye, some of these configurations appear to
How to Keep Your Data Center Cool This Summer During the summer months, it’s especially critical to be mindful of your data center’s heating and cooling patterns so that you can anticipate needs, prevent overheating, and avoid overspending on your energy bill. Taking a few key steps to improve efficiency
Data centers are under a lot of pressure to maintain uptime and keep companies running smoothly. With ongoing worldwide supply chain issues, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to get the right parts at the right time, and industries of all kinds are feeling the effects of these delays. How Did
Smart Energy Solutions to Improve Efficiency in Manufacturing The manufacturing industry is a crucial component of our nation’s economy; it’s critical for not only day-to-day operations but also in keeping the U.S. competitive in the global market. However, being a powerhouse has its drawbacks. In order to produce the vital
Technology in the education sector is on a dramatic rise and is only going to continue. With the speed in which IT changes, many schools and school districts are looking to technology solution companies for the expertise, guidance, and tools they need to deliver world-class education at all times. Updated
As we start to see businesses and industries open up to full-capacity production, we are hopeful that shipping and manufacturing lead times will decrease to a pre-Covid-19 margin. Still, unfortunately, that has yet to be the case.
The importance of proper elemental control is often an overlooked component of server room planning. Ensuring adequate airflow and cooling strategies is essential to your equipment's upkeep and in keeping energy costs low.
Government and municipalities face many challenges in today’s rapidly changing landscape. Federal agencies must demonstrate progress against updated data center optimization targets for virtualization, advanced energy metering, server utilization, and availability.
For the consumer, this shift in holiday purchasing may bring more simplicity to the season. However, for the retailer, now is the time to make sure the infrastructure stabilizing that customer experience is up-to-date and ready for Black Friday crowds.
While brick-and-mortar still has its retail foothold, anchor retailers are utilizing their footprint as warehouses and distribution facilities to meet the need for immediate gratification in the retail market, creating a growing market for mission-critical infrastructure.
When planning the layout of a server room, one commonly missed factor in efficiency is proper elemental control. Your server room will require more than just ventilation or cool air. Even if the server room temperature feels cool, there are other factors to consider to keep your data equipment from overheating.
As we discover and implement all the requirements to empower the remote workforce, we are learning how to enhance the work-life experience for employees by opening the doors to work effectively and efficiently remotely.
Whether your organization is just getting started or you’ve grown beyond your current IT capacity, choosing between on-premise data centers and colocation can be a difficult decision to make. Here are some helpful tips to make your decision process easier.
Many businesses rely on their Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) to deliver optimal performance 24/7. But an outdated UPS can cost you valuable time and money. Here’s what a new UPS system can do for your infrastructure.
There are many factors to consider when selecting the right-size UPS for your environment. As your Local Vertiv Office, we’re here to help you select the right power solution for your critical infrastructure. Here’s 5 tips to consider.
3 Vertiv Products to Transform Your Retail Business Retail business is not just about selling quality products at reasonable prices. It goes beyond that. It’s about creating a seamless experience between the consumer and the brand. But for retailers to remain competitive and agile in an ever-evolving market, they need
With the rising costs of energy in data center, you need effective ways to conserve energy like an economizer cooling system. Here’s how to select the best economizer to maximize efficiency and reduce costs.
Every year, cyber-attacks have increased in the severity of their impact, affecting organizations across the world. Uncover security insufficiencies in your IT infrastructure and better prepare for potential risks with these best practices.
While selecting the right cooling system for your IT environment, consider how the design and power density of a room can impact your decision. Keep in mind these 4 heat removal methods when choosing a CRAC unit.
How can you unlock hidden potential in your data center to better meet the needs of customers? In our work with diverse data center teams across the country, from tiny to mega -- each relies on two keys, data center assessment and innovative solutions.
Cost savings and carbon footprint reduction can sometimes seem like opposing goals. But there’s one place where the two go hand-in-hand: the data center.
According to the Uptime Institute, data centers are responsible for as much as 35 percent of total energy use in non-manufacturing, information-intensive companies. But despite the data center’s heavy power load there is a great opportunity to save money through more effective energy management.
According to research by the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of an unplanned data center outage in 2015 was $740,357. A report by Verizon showed even small data breaches -- those with fewer than 100 files lost – may cost between $18,120 and $35,730. The top causes of technology outages include: equipment failure, UPS failure, cybercrime, and human error. What will you do if your technology infrastructure experiences an unexpected failure?
Technology is constantly evolving, and the processes and skills needed to manage it efficiently must evolve as well. Availability, security, and skills are key to ensure continuous efficient operations and the flexibility to meet the dynamic needs of customers.
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