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Virginia Beach Looks to Add Data Centers
10Jan
Virginia Beach Looks to Add Data Centers

In a move to attract more data center investment into the Tidewater area, the city of Virginia Beach has dropped the tax rate on equipment purchases by 10% of the previous rate.  This takes the initial tax rate of 4% down to .4% on products such as IT, power equipment, cooling equipment and additional products needed for a Data Center facility. Many turn to Northern Virginia when thinking of popular Data Center locations, as it leads the United States in new facilities, but Virginia Beach is hoping these tax incentives will drive new facilities to consider construction in the area. Read More...

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Building Data Centers Faster & Stronger
28Nov
Building Data Centers Faster & Stronger

The Data Center Industry is here to stay; without a doubt, daily life would cease to function as it is today without Data Centers. According to a recent report from Markets & Markets, the Data Center market expects to grow by $30 billion dollars between now and 2022. Yes, thats right, $30 billion. Your business likely depends on Data Centers daily without even realizing it, unless you are part of the IT department. These IT departments are continuously looking for new ways to make operations and security a foregone conclusion for their businesses. These employees are looking for the following Read More...

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Data Center Construction Time Lapse
20Nov
Data Center Construction Time Lapse

Building a Data Center is quite the feat for any business and often is hard to visualize as a concept before completion. Thousands of man hours, drawing revisits and large construction equipment help make Data Center construction a reality. Below is a time-lapse of a Tier 3 Data Center being constructed for the use of web hosting. Have a similar project your business needs completed? DCS Data Centers can assist in providing the ultimate end-product in the Data Center Construction industry.    

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Data Center Cooling Technologies
07Nov
Data Center Cooling Technologies

Cooling a Data Center can be one of the most critical needs for efficiency and dependability. With sometimes thousands of racks running 24/7, keeping servers running at regulated temperature can be the difference between success and mass failure, not to mention high utility bills. Although HVAC can be a large part of your operational budget, there are numerous ways to reduce these costs using energy saving designs and tactics. Energy Audits: Work with a Mission Critical Commissioning Agency to determine if your HVAC is working at the most efficient rate and is providing maximum results. Update Your Data Center Cooling: Use the Read More...

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The Future of Healthcare Data Centers
03Nov
The Future of Healthcare Data Centers

In our previous blog we discussed the Future of Data Centers over the next 20 years and how the design and building of data centers will likely be turning a corner in the very near future. But what does that mean for specific industries such as the Healthcare Industry. Recently Intel took on this question in a YouTube video discussing what could be our future in various industries, including Healthcare. Do you agree with Intel’s predictions?    

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Dangers of Deferred Maintenance
24Oct
Dangers of Deferred Maintenance

Have you heard the saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? With Data Centers, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Deferred maintenance is one of the leading problems with Data Center efficiency and the root cause of many “disasters”. But why is deferring maintenance on your critical facility detrimental to your mission critical operations? Find out here. Deferred maintenance means delaying upgrades or needed routine repairs on any type of facility in order to reduce fees for a business. Although this can save money in the short term, deferred maintenance in the long term can increase costs and possible Read More...

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Data Center Cabling Trends
17Oct
Data Center Cabling Trends

As Data Centers continue to grow, having reliable network cabling within your facility is essential. Lapses in efficiency can cause major issues that can affect those worldwide. Data Center designers are planning for network cabling early in the creation process and considering cabling constraints such as power and cooling, physical space, security risks, and budgets as top of the line concerns. A MarketsandMarkets press release recently announced that structured cabling will be a $13 billion dollar business within the next 10 years, which solidifies how important these are to your Data Center. Staying on top of the latest Data Center Cabling Read More...

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Critical Facilities Summit Minneapolis
16Oct
Critical Facilities Summit Minneapolis

DCS will be attendance of the Critical Facilities Summit in Minneapolis next week which provides some of the latest trends and insights into Data Center efficiency and security. This event brings together the leaders in the Data Center industry to discuss changes and innovation that you can integrate into your Data Center design. Here is a great example of some of the great discussions had at this event!

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Questions To Ask Colocation Providers
12Oct
Questions To Ask Colocation Providers

One of the most concerning things about Colocation Data Centers for companies and organizations are unplanned outages. This can cripple businesses without any warning and leave valuable data in danger. Communication can go down and revenue comes to a screeching standstill. At the end of the day, your business depends on Colocation Data Centers to have minimum uptime and strategies to prevent outages. When choosing a Colocation Data Center, what are the biggest factors to determining the best group to trust your information with? The Root of Data Center Downtime is Human Many downtime issues are caused by human error in maintenance Read More...

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Data Center Migration Tips for Success
11Oct
Data Center Migration Tips for Success

With many growing businesses, your data center needs will at some point need to grow with your information and business capacity. Servers will need to be upgraded, whether due to size constraints or age. If this occurs, the migration process becomes a very serious factor in upgrading your data center. How can you get your information from Point A to Point B without loss and security issues? This process must be carried out seamlessly with minimal downtime and hopefully with cost savings moving forward. Here are some tips to help your business or organization improve the bottom line, while improving Read More...

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