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HVAC Maintenance for Data Centers
26Jul
HVAC Maintenance for Data Centers

In previous DCS posts, our team discussed the benefits of alternative cooling options such as thermal management and oil immersion strategies. These are great, revolutionizing options, but the reality is that many data centers still depend on HVAC systems for their cooling operations and for some these are the best options for their needs. If you have HVAC systems as your main source of cooling, maintaining your systems properly is absolutely essential to the efficiency of your Data Center. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “Fouling of heat exchangers costs the U.S. industries hundreds of millions of dollars every Read More...

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Thermal Management Technology for New & Existing Data Centers
19Jul
Thermal Management Technology for New & Existing Data Centers

The next few years will be groundbreaking for data center solutions.  The wave of the future is among us and it’s exciting to explore new cooling solutions that will undoubtedly change the industry. Data centers require constant cool air flow.  Currently, most are controlled by air conditioning units on site that monitor and adjust to the needs of the center.  However, the air conditioning units tend to be noisy, insufficient and costly.  And there is the possibility of hot spots and overcooling.  So how will data center cooling management be addressed moving forward?  There are several options that revolve around Read More...

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DCS Data Centers Welcomes Kristen DiSalvo
12Jul
DCS Data Centers Welcomes Kristen DiSalvo

DCS Data Centers is happy to welcome Kristen DiSalvo to the team. Kristen will be filling the position of Market Researcher for DCS and will work closely with the Sales & Marketing Department to expand DCS Data Centers further and assist the growing team with learning about the latest Data Center trends. Kristen will also assist the DCS Field Team in completing projects efficiently, safely and within budget. Kristen has extensive experience in the digital media industry as well as within the construction industry. She has worked with national brands such as Dropcards and Mediatree as well as with prominent Read More...

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Data Center Racks: Why Are They Important?
27Jun
Data Center Racks: Why Are They Important?

Any business with vital information has to see the Data Center as an essential part of their business. Data Centers are integrating for more departments, functions and programs than ever, making their efficiency and reliability paramount. This is why your Data Center functionality is more important than ever. What is one of the most important parts of the Data Center? The Racks. Data Center Rack Intelligence is absolutely essential to your business success. Why are these so critical? Here are some of the reasons why your company must pay attention to your Racks.   Uptime-Racks are essential to your uptime Read More...

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Oil Immersion Cooling & Data Centers
12Jun
Oil Immersion Cooling & Data Centers

The increasing demand for data centers has boosted the drive to develop new data center technologies.  Cooling technologies are at the forefront, since data centers must be able to control the large quantities of data stored in their centers.  In the past, technologies for cooling in data centers have not been able to maintain the level of cooling needed as the data centers have grown.  Oil immersion cooling technologies ushers in a new era of data center cooling technologies and overcome the issues held by older methods. Oil Immersion Cooling Immersion as a cooling method is not a new idea.  Read More...

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Florida Pushes for Data Center Tax Exemptions
05Jun
Florida Pushes for Data Center Tax Exemptions

Data centers are expanding to the state of Florida.  A main reason Floridians are gearing their organizations towards data centers is because they have a large amount of data to handle and the state is offering tax exemptions. The governor of Florida, Rick Scott, is standing by the push towards data centers in the state.  He recently signed a budget bill for the upcoming year supporting the introduction of data centers in the state. Along with the state budget to assist data centers, other tax reliefs have been set in place by the state to stimulate data centers.  Two taxes Read More...

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Is Your Company Data Really Secure?
01Jun
Is Your Company Data Really Secure?

Organizations need to consider both the internal and external threats when it comes to securing the access to their critical data. Studies conducted to review the security of critical data indicated more than half of organizations do not sufficiently understand the accessibility parameters of their critical data.  The participants responses in the study reflect the need for organizations to think more about how both internal and external parties can access the organization’s critical data. Failing to understand who has access to critical data can blindside an organization.  For example, organizations who dismiss the threats of internal security breaches may find Read More...

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Why On Premise Data Centers Are Still Relevant
18May
Why On Premise Data Centers Are Still Relevant

To handle IT workloads, organizations turn to on premise data centers and colocation. Though the cloud option exists, companies depend on the established methods of the data centers, which are commonly company-owned. Studies regarding IT workload allocation indicate more than 50% of IT professionals decided to operate in a data center setting versus a cloud computing setting.  The results of the study reflect how companies are continuing to utilize the established method of enterprise-owned data centers. Colocation is another option for organizations to manage their IT workloads.  By offering a rented space for data, the client can manage their IT Read More...

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Scott Hoover Receives TAB Achiever of the Year Award
11May
Scott Hoover Receives TAB Achiever of the Year Award

DCS Data Centers President Scott Hoover recently received the TAB-BWI Chapter “Achiever of the Year” Award for his outstanding efforts as a small business owner. TAB is an organization of small business owners that use peers to serve as their board of directors. The group consists of 10 other small business owners that meets monthly to discuss growth and community advancement. Once a year elections are held for “Achiever of the Year” and “Leader of the Year”. The TAB BWI board decided that Scott Hoover, President of DCS Data Centers deserved to be recognized for the growth and expansion of DCS Read More...

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Key Performance Indicators for Achieving Data Security
08May
Key Performance Indicators for Achieving Data Security

At the beginning of the year, predications are made regarding the issues of data security in the year ahead.  While certain predications come to light, other predications made by publications and articles will fall short.  Therefore, the first quarter predications must be measured as the year progresses.  The predications regarding data security performance and challenges in the year ahead, whether right or wrong, still focus on relevant issues in data security. Predications may not offer the best sense of direction for the year ahead, in terms of improving data security.  However, a narrower focus on specific aspects of data security Read More...

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