AIS Infographic: Big Data, Data Center Fun Facts

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There’s no question that big data plays a huge role in the lives of millions of people as well as countless businesses. As each year passes, data gets bigger and more storage facilities are built to handle the influx of information and keep it accessible and safe. Just how big has big data become? How […]

Cabling As Art: When IT Professionals Get Creative

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When most people think of the IT world, they think of boring offices, humming computers, and smart people who aren’t very creative. The truth is that the IT world is full of very creative, artistic individuals – and we’re not just talking about graphic designers. The most passionate and creative of IT professionals find unique […]

The 5 Worst Disasters in Data Center History

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When most people think of data center disasters, they probably think of security breaches that major companies have suffered in recent years. While these incidents are significant and can have serious implications, they are not the only disasters to strike in the history of data centers. (missionmode.com) 1983: Faulty Early Warning System Almost Triggers World […]

The Strangest Data Center Outages

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A power outage represents a major emergency not just for a data center, but the countless clients and customers that depend on it for a multitude of business and personal needs. Downtime means unhappy people and ultimately, lost dollars. Of course, each of these centers has auxiliary power supplies, but sometimes, even they lose juice. […]

Infographic: Inside a Data Center

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Below is an excellent infographic published by Whoishostingthis.com, a webmaster tool that enables users to discover which web host any given website is hosted on. I found it courtesy of Pam Baker in FierceBigData. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing —— A Look Inside U.S. Data Centers From Netflix to YouTube, […]

HCTS North America, Oct 6-8 in Las Vegas

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October 6-8, 2014 | Bellagio 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109 Now celebrating its 10 Year Anniversary, HCTS North America is well established as the most important and significant meeting on the multi-tenant datacenter, cloud, hosting and managed services calendar and as this year’s Summit Chairman I would like to extend a personal […]

Best Practices for Efficient Data Center Cabling

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Cable layout can have a significant impact on the efficiency of your data center. By applying best practices, you can make life much easier for those who work within your facility as well as the end-users who rely on your servers. The following collection of data center cabling tips will help you get the most […]

7 Reasons Why Building Your Own Data Center Is a Bad Idea

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1.  It’s Extremely Expensive Do you know the cost of building and running a data center? You’re almost certainly wrong. Underestimating the costs of building your own data center is one of the first and most common mistakes companies make. There are several things to take into consideration when planning the construction of your own […]

Big Data and Data Center Fun Facts

Brian Wood Blog

There’s no question that big data plays a huge role in the lives of millions of people as well as countless businesses. As each year passes, data gets bigger and more storage facilities are built to handle the influx of information and keep it accessible and safe. Just how big has big data become? How […]