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Collocation Cost Considerations
08Apr
Collocation Cost Considerations

As businesses grow, the need for reliable and scalable data center space to collocate IT infrastructure also increases. Any data center or power downtime can have crippling effects on a business in the form of decreased productivity, customer churn and lost revenues. Successful businesses often outgrow their own in-house computer and telecom room quickly. Data center expansion sounds like the way to go if you can get budget approval.    More and more enterprise IT leaders are finding it easier to outsource their workloads to colocation and cloud providers. Even if the initial estimate for constructing an add-on facility raises eyebrows, Read More...

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Data Center Trends to Watch in 2019
14Jan
Data Center Trends to Watch in 2019

While the technologies is interesting to explore, it’s important to consider what is the driving force behind it. As we look to the future, the concept of what data centers do and how the tasks in a data center are accomplished will continue to evolve. While mega data centers—on the scale of Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook—get the majority of attention, the corporate data center remains steadfast. It’s still chugging along and doing not just the tasks for which it was originally envisioned, but supporting IT workloads in new and interesting ways. There will likely always be those technologies and Read More...

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Your Data Center Depends on Interconnect
09Aug
Your Data Center Depends on Interconnect

Effective networks are now a must in data centers and companies across the United States and the world are trying to scale their data networks to accomodate increasing number of devices that rely on them each day. The result has been a scramble to modify often outdated technology, creating stop-gap measures that resolve problems in the short-term but are likely to create issues down the road. Many CIOs and CTOs miss the opportunity to truly upgrade their networks by taking shortcuts, and while there may be some initial savings, the long term costs could be astronomical. The accelerated rate of Read More...

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Why Liquid Cooling Data Centers is the Future
07Aug
Why Liquid Cooling Data Centers is the Future

As the rise of machine learning and AI take over processes in marketing, analytics and operations, the need for more efficient data center cooling becomes more prevalent. One of the most popular ways to complete this process is through the use of liquid cooling. This is taking over from HVAC plans in many new data centers and those being renovated as well. “You’ve got row, upon row, upon row of just racks, filled with our servers. And our hardware operations team are in there every day, upgrading, repairing, deploying … constantly,” Kava, Google’s VP of data centers, said in an Read More...

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Necessities to Your Disaster Recovery Plan
29Apr
Necessities to Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Although this is something no Data Center Manager wishes to implement, having a strong disaster recovery plan is a necessary evil. Natural disasters, human error, criminal activities and equipment failure are all possibilities that a data center disaster recovery plan must be ready for at all times. But what should be included or the main points of a data center disaster recovery plan? Here are the 5 most common suggestions from Data Center Managers across the country. Risk Profiles When a disaster does occur, there is a point where a organization determines that enough of the fail safes have failed Read More...

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Stats To Use For Persuading Data Center Upgrades
29Apr
Stats To Use For Persuading Data Center Upgrades

Every business that maintains a data center facility knows that upgrades must be made continuously, but sometimes it is difficult to persuade some business decision-makers to make these determinations within a needed timeframe. The best way to persuade the decision-makers that it is time for upgrades or a new facility is to use these facts about data centers on the market today. Top 3 enterprise Network/Data Center Challenges: Protecting Against Data Leaks: 30& Ensuring Availability: 35% Business Continuity: 26% Key Initiatives for Modernizing A Business’ Data Center: Data Management: 25% Storage Visualization: 26% Tools to Gauge Application Performance: 12% SDN/Network Read More...

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DCS to Attend 7×24 Conference 2018
12Apr
DCS to Attend 7×24 Conference 2018

DCS Data Centers will be attending the 7×24 Conference in Orlando, FL. 7×24 Exchange is the leading knowledge exchange for those who design, build, operate and maintain mission critical enterprise information infrastructures. The organization’s goal is to improve end-to-end reliability by promoting dialogue among these groups. 7×24 Exchange is committed to addressing the challenges of sustainability and giving back through its social responsibility initiative. More details are to be announced in the upcoming weeks. Here is a preview of the great experiences that were at the Winter Conference!  

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DCS to Attend Critical Facilities Summit
10Apr
DCS to Attend Critical Facilities Summit

The 6th annual Critical Facilities Summit brings the best of the mission critical community together for 2½ days of unbeatable networking, education and product discovery. The Summit is designed for senior- level professionals responsible for the design, construction, management and operations of all mission critical facilities. Critical Facilities Summit 2018 takes place at the Music City Center, located in the vibrant downtown and near some of the city’s top restaurants and attractions. DCS Data Centers is headquartered in Annapolis Maryland, with presence in California, Florida and Utah. Our purpose is to assist clients with the planning, design, building and maintaining of Read More...

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Creating Ideal Cabinet Ecosystems
16Feb
Creating Ideal Cabinet Ecosystems

It is likely that if you are reading this that you already have your own Data Center that is growing. Great! But as your business demands grow, so does the pressure on your servers and cabinets. Having an ideal ecosystem for your servers and cabinets to be placed can be the difference between streamlined efficiency and total meltdown. What creates the ideal ecosystem for Data Center cabinets? Understanding these core values can help you maintain your existing hardware and assist in improving your growth integration products as well. Structure Cabinets are used because it enables the facility to stack equipment Read More...

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Inside a Bitcoin Facility
07Feb
Inside a Bitcoin Facility

Cryptocurrency is taking off to new heights with an increasing presence in the United States in the form of Cryptocurrency Facilities. These are beginning to pop up throughout the country and increasingly being expanded due to growth within the industry. Wonder what the inside of a Bitcoin Facility looks like? Here is an in-depth look at the makings of Cryptocurrency!

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