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Considering Colocation: A Look into Its Advantages, Limitations, and Future Trends

Posted on October 4, 2017 by Taylor Chan  |  Comment (0)

With a recent boom in data center needs, the concept of colocation has become a more popular option among all kinds of firms, from big corporations to small businesses.  Colocation (“Colo”) facilities run and rent out shared data center space to various tenant customers, as opposed to individual companies managing their own data center. 

Startup companies and larger organizations looking to expand their data centers may benefit from researching the colo options available.  To help in broadening your knowledge about colos, here is a list of the benefits and challenges of allowing your data center to fly “colo” instead of “solo”:


The Latest Innovative Data Center Trends

Posted on September 27, 2017 by Alyssa Scheyd  |  Comment (0)

Data center growth is on the rise, spurred by the digital age that we're now living in. A major component and driver of this expansive growth is the popularity of the ‘Internet of Things’. Data center construction is expected grow at an incredible rate of 21% per year between now and 2018. They're such an essential part of our daily lives that 23 states now offer tax incentives to help attract new projects, while 16 others states offer tax incentives that total a combined $1.5 billion.


Preventing Human Error in a Data Center

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Rick Gonedes  |  Comment (0)

Many people don't realize that the most significant cause of data center downtime, to the tune of an incredible 70% by most estimates, actually has to do with your employees, more specifically, human error. It's a very serious problem that will only get worse if not corrected upfront, but luckily there are a few key steps that you can start taking today to help mitigate risk from these types of issues moving forward. 


Load Shedding – How to Cap Power Consumption

Posted on September 13, 2017 by Scott Fier  |  Comment (0)

Would you like to put a hard power capacity limit on a rack to ensure failover success or put a limit on a set of racks?

Load shedding can be the answer to preventing rack circuit-failover failure.

When dealing with PDUs there are already limits to the load capacity of a single device. It comes in the form of floor PDU circuit breakers. However, the capacity limit of a rack can exceed the limit of a single rack circuit. This is due to the fact that you typically load balance between two or more circuits. In other words, each circuit could be under capacity but when you add the loads together (loss of one circuit/failover) you exceed the capacity of one of those circuits. Under these circumstances, you could lose the whole rack because a failover would not succeed.


Raritan PX Intelligent PDUs: Making your Data Center Power More Reliable

Posted on September 6, 2017 by Nicolas Sagnes  |  Comment (0)

The core of any successful data center management team is uptime and service availability. Data centers need an infrastructure hardware that can guarantee the highest levels of service continuity throughout their entire life cycle. This is imperative as the cost of a power outage is on the rise, according to the latest data center report that “the average total cost per minute of an unplanned outage increased from $5,617 in 2010 to $8,851 to 2016”. It’s critical for data center managers to put in place processes and procedures related to their infrastructure in order to prevent potential outages causing downtime. They not only need to be alerted right away when anything out of the ordinary occurs but also enable a quicker recovery when the worst case happens.

Since intelligent PDUs are the closest point of contact with IT equipment, they play a pivotal part in managing these infrastructure processes and procedures. Amongst these intelligent PDUs, Raritan iPDUs are one of the most reliable devices, as they are tested and deployed within some of the world’s largest data centers. The PX iPDUs provide the most advanced features to empower concerned users by supplying reliable power to the rack while reducing downtime.

In terms of reliable power, not all features are equal. Some key elements that impact your ability to guarantee uptime are:


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