What are the 3 Things You Can Guarantee in Life? Death, Taxes and Your Data Center Cooling Will Fail On The Hottest Day of the Year

It’s Murphy’s law. Everything was fine during the winter but as soon as the short sleeve shirts and summer dresses are dragged out of the wardrobe the cooling system starts to struggle. Let’s be clear. They shouldn’t. Cooling systems, especially data centre cooling systems, are or at least should be, designed to cope with summer

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Airports Present Complex, Distributed IT Challenges

Vertiv identified mass transit, specifically aviation rail transport, as the world’s second most critical industry in a recent report analyzing and ranking industries based on their criticality. Utilities ranked first, in large part because so many industries depend on reliable power. In fact, most of the industries in the top seven demonstrate significant dependence on

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Powering the Gen 4 Data Center

Some of you have heard me talk about the data center generations: Gen 1 – Mainframe, Gen 2 – Client/Server, Gen 3 – Cloud.  I feel we are on the cusp of the next generation of data centers driven by the next wave of technology, as the iPhone did with the Cloud generation.  It is

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Tech In Marketing – A Dream for the CMO but a Nightmare for the CIO and IT?

Get off your soapbox!  The marketing trends that challenge IT Marketing and IT should be intimate friends, often they’re barely fleeting acquaintances. As a marketer, working in a business enabling the digital applications of the digital world, I see both sides, and they are now, and are becoming more intertwined and interdependent. Lost in translation

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5 Myths About Getting an Installed Thermal Upgrade

Improvements in data center performance and energy efficiency remain hot topics in the data center world. Managers are often under a spotlight when it comes to improving in these areas, yet put off making beneficial changes. The following five reactions are what we hear most often at Vertiv when asking a customer why he or

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Deploying a Hybrid Solution? Consider these Factors

Hybrid solutions are fast becoming attractive for those in the telecom sector, because of the potential for significant savings. In evaluating hybrid solutions for your telecom site, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. There are several considerations to be made including differences in climate, deployment objectives, site condition and usage expectations. So what works well in

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How Does “Mission-Critical” Translate In the Digital Economy?

Mission-critical or mission impossible? I vaguely remember when I first came across the concept of the data centre. In fact, it was the discovery of a seemingly obscure and futuristic sounding thing called a ‘mainframe’ (appropriate given that I’m talking about change in our industry). The idea of all that data and computing power was

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App-first: Simplicity for Customers, Complexity for IT

Break Glass in Emergency Mobile devices have fast become the most important screen for consumers, to the point that firefighters are weighing in on our digital addictions, imploring people to not to leave their phones charging under their pillows for fear they may spark fires. Sleeping habits aside, there is no doubt that demand for

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Choosing Between VSDs and EC Fans

Fans that move air and pressurize the data center’s raised floor are significant components of cooling system energy use. After mechanical cooling, fans are the next largest energy consumer on computer room air condition (CRAC) units. One way many data center managers reduce energy usage and control their costs is by investing in variable speed

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Technology Matters: Future-Proofing the Philippines’ BPO Sector

The Philippines’ Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry remains one of the world’s most vibrant and flourishing industries. Not only does it provide jobs for millions of Filipinos, but it also helps sustain the country’s economy. In fact, it is estimated that the BPO sector would bring in revenues of up to $24 billion by the

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