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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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Data Centers: Colocation, Expand or New Build?
07May
Data Centers: Colocation, Expand or New Build?

This question and the correct answer can be one the most expensive decisions that any organization may face. The cost is relative to the size and ratio of the company; it is not only the upfront cost, but the operating expense and the consequences of the decision. Colocation is without a doubt worth considering. The new data processing houses are close to modern day technical cathedrals! But they do come with pitfalls, and the question is, are they as flexible as what you could either use or what you could build for yourself. The operator must carefully weigh the options. Read More...

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Ignore Next-Generation Data Center Tech at Your Own Risk
24Apr
Ignore Next-Generation Data Center Tech at Your Own Risk

Ignoring the possibilities of transformational IT infrastructures may put the future of a company at risk.  The threat involved is not modernizing the company’s IT foundations, which in turn could limit their competitive advantage. The senior level IT managers who recognize the value of modernizing a company’s IT infrastructure could reduce the risk of IT failures and be escalated to a top-level competitor. A study initiated by Dell regarding transformational IT practices reflects how most senior IT managers are not taking the opportunity to improve their company’s IT transformational maturity. Instead of transforming, 41% are still emerging in their IT Read More...

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What Are The Benefits of Data Centers for Business?
23Apr
What Are The Benefits of Data Centers for Business?

Data is essential in today’s digital world. As users consume data, the information needs to be stored in secured locations.  However, the volume of devices consuming data is a large feat for many companies.  With the influx of more devices consuming more data, companies are attempting to find the most viable solution to their data storage problems. A trending solution for data storage problems is for companies to outsource their data.  For example, third-party data centers handle the data companies cannot handle on their own.  By outsourcing data to third-party data centers, the amount of resources spent on in house Read More...

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Case Study: District Photo Data Center Project
17Apr
Case Study: District Photo Data Center Project

DCS Data Centers assisted District Photo with capacity issues by providing long-term solutions. District Photo had several single points of failure that could cause extended outages to the data center. The client requested the services of DCS to provide: Design Services Construction Management Provide full onsite Project Management services. Create a complete project implementation plan defining both team and individual responsibilities Monitor and evaluate key individual and subcontractor performance Conduct frequent reviews and coordination progress review meetings Assure that scheduled milestones were met Assure compliance with the technical requirements agreed upon at the design stage  Construction Services CRAC Equipment UPS Read More...

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Case Study: Regional Bank Data Center Project
06Apr
Case Study: Regional Bank Data Center Project

DCS was hired by HPE because of its vast experience with Modular Data Center solutions to provide rigging and assembly services for their client, a regional bank. DCS set in place an Eco Pod in Sandston, Virginia during a difficult winter season.  The details scope of work are outlined below. Construction Management DCS provided full onsite project management services and coordinated all trades including but not limited to, concrete pad works, lift services and place services (including detailed safety plan, lift plan and all required traffic controls to make a safe placement) The individuals also acted as the sole point Read More...

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Case Study: Smith College
04Apr
Case Study: Smith College

CTS asked Data Center Solutions Corp. (DCS) to provide design and construction services, for Smith College, to renovate the existing data center/server room located in a facility in Northampton, MA.  The details of our proposed scope of work are outlined below. Construction Management  DCS designated full time construction project management.  These individuals acted as the sole point of contact for all design and construction activities associated with this project.  The project manager`s ensured that the personnel and facilities needed for the performance of the scope of works were made available in a timely manner to meet the established schedule. The Read More...

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Case Study: Tech Data Center Project
03Apr
Case Study: Tech Data Center Project

A large tech company requested the services of The Data Center Solutions Corp. (DCS) to provide a new emergency generator system to back up operations on the third floor in its building as well as a lab on the 1st floor.  The buildings HVAC system operates from a large central plant that cannot be supported by this system.  The system will keep electricity online for the Trident space, but heating and cooling will not be operational. The independent system in the computer room will however be supported by this system. The company required DCS to consolidate multiple rack mount UPS systems Read More...

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