January 8, 2019
Did you know that data centers represent an impressive 1.8 percent of the total energy consumption within the United States? As anyone knows, energy consumption is expensive. The challenge for many data centers is that future energy usage is expected to continue to increase (as will their respective costs). This challenge is further escalated by the fact that many data centers are ineffectively using what energy resources they do have.
December 27, 2018
All too often shrinking budgets within the education sector cause an array of IT challenges. For one large state university in the northeast, the challenge of a shrinking budget was threatening to limit their ability to use more than one data center. In order to overcome this challenge, the university turned to the Raritan team for a bit of help and of course expertise in data monitoring, security, and storage solutions.
November 16, 2018
It's no secret that many data centers make large investments in space, power, and cooling. The challenge, especially when the client is a media giant, is to determine how to use these three resources most effectively. After all, the more effectively that the data center can use its space, power, and cooling, the cheaper it will be to maintain and operate.
October 16, 2018
A Rack Power Distribution Unit (PDU) is exactly what it sounds like. In layman's terms, a PDU is a device that is fitted with numerous outlets. Each outlet distributes electric power to storage devices, networking equipment, and servers within the cabinets or racks of a data center. However, it is important to note that not all PDUs are created equally.
August 21, 2018
They say that life happens in a blink of an eye. In the case of Choice Hotels International, which operates more than 6,300 hotels worldwide, life happens at a much faster pace. At the heart of one of the world's largest lodging companies is its global reservation system. When someone checks in or out, a room is looked at, or a reservation is made, the transaction is promptly processed via Choice's data center. The challenge of course is that any downtime not only means lost revenue, but dissatisfied customers. This challenge is all too familiar for many corporations; fortunately, a solution exists whereby a virtual presence within an offsite data center is created.