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Learn from the experts and stay on top of the rapidly changing data center industry with our data center blog. You’ll learn about new technologies, technology management best practices, case studies, and more. New posts every month.

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Solutions for Cloud Applications

Cloud Solutions for Your Data Center​ In the fast-changing world of business, data centers play a central role in organizations, ensuring seamless data and application management. For reliable, smooth operations, companies need agile, scalable, and cost-effective solutions. Cloud computing is revolutionizing traditional data centers, making them more efficient and versatile
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IT Enterprise Solutions

IT Enterprise Solutions In the business world, time is of the essence. Whether you need to swiftly set up a micro data center, scale your colocation and cloud service capabilities, or establish a cable landing station, our factory-direct Vertiv products provide prefabricated solutions that are modular and customizable for all
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IT Small Business Solutions

IT Small Business Solutions Business continuity is crucial for small businesses, no matter the industry. It ensures your company can continue your operations even in the face of disruptions or emergencies. As your Local Vertiv Office, we are equipped to empower your staff with all the tools and support they
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Green Computing and Sustaining Networks

Green Computing and Sustaining Networks As we celebrated Earth Day on April 22 this year, we were reminded of the global call to action for environmental responsibility. It is essential to reflect on the impact of network computing on our planet and the strides being made toward a greener future.
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Artificial Intelligence in Data Centers​

Artificial Intelligence in Data Centers​ With artificial intelligence (AI) comes greater efficiency, reliability, and scalability, helping organizations meet the evolving demands of modern IT infrastructures. In terms of artificial intelligence in data centers, we at are proud to be your Local Vertiv Office, offering industry-leading products and services to help your
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Data Center Artificial Intelligence in Your Network

Data Center Artificial Intelligence in Your Network From predictive maintenance and autonomous operations to security fortification and beyond, there are layers to Artificial Intelligence’s (AI) impact on data centers. Whether you’re a seasoned IT professional, a technology enthusiast, or someone curious about the future of computing, our blog is designed
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Solutions for Big Business Continuity

Solutions for Big Business Continuity Ensuring uninterrupted operations is vital for enterprise companies. Any downtime, whether caused by power outages, cooling system failures, or other unexpected events, can result in significant financial losses and damage to an organization’s reputation. Below we will dive deeper, discussing common business continuity issues and
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Data Center Cooling Management – Accelerate Your ROI

Data Center Cooling Management – Accelerate Your ROI In order to keep data centers running efficiently and safely, they must be closely monitored and always managed. Data center cooling management systems, also known as thermal management systems, must have a strong handle on temperature control. And it doesn’t matter how
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Protecting Data For Financial Institutions

Keys to Protecting Data for Financial Institutions

It’s no secret that banking and financial institutions collect and process massive amounts of sensitive data each and every day – and cybercriminals know it, too. A data breach can happen at any time if you’re not equipped with the right tools and protection. Today’s rapidly changing landscape includes the
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DC Power Maintenance Strategies for Your Data Center

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
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Why The Right Rack Matters in Your Data Center

Why the Right Rack Matters

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
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Why Factory-Direct Services Save You Money

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,
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How to Protect Your Data Center in Extreme Weather

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
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Smart Spending for Schools Through E-Rate

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
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Storm-proofing Your Facility with a Reliable Battery Monitoring System

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
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10 Signs It’s Time for a UPS Battery Replacement

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
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5 Features to Look for in a PDU System

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
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How to Keep Your Data Center Cool This Summer

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
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Worldwide Supply Change Issues, When Will It End?

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
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Smart Energy Solutions to Improve Efficiency in Manufacturing

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
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Empowering K-12 to Deliver World-Class Education 

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
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Increase Cooling Efficiency 3 Steps

Increase Cooling Efficiency in 3 Steps

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.
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Scaling With Confidence In Government

Scaling With Confidence in Government

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.
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Cooling Strategies For Your Server Room

Cooling Strategies for Your Server Room

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.
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What Type Of Pdu Do I Need

What Type of PDU Do I Need?

A PDU can help eliminate downtime, increase efficiency, and monitor power usage. There are many variations to PDUs depending on your business and power needs.
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An Edge-ucation on Rightsizing Your UPS

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.
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3 Vertiv Products to Transform Your Retail Business

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
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Improving Data Center Efficiency with the Right Server Rack Cabinet

Improving Data Center Efficiency with the Right Server Rack Cabinet Data center efficiency is a frequent topic among facility managers, but it’s not often that those individuals equate server rack selection and configuration to improving efficiency and performance in their IT infrastructure. A lot of time is incurred configuring the
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Unlocking Data Center Potential

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.
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4 Steps to Better Data Center Cooling

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.
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Protecting Your Business – 7 Essential Disaster Recovery Questions for SMBs

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?
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Scaling for Growth: 3 Keys for Your Data Center

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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