Watch Timelapse: SmartMod Installation for Local Government Organization

Liebert Maryland partnered with a government agency to deploy a prefabricated modular data center solution (SmartMod) for their core data center site in Maryland. PFM data centers deliver low-risk, high-value implementations with the added benefits of faster delivery and easier on-site installation, resulting in a data center that’s up and running in hours or days

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Why Nearly Everything You Thought You Knew About Prefab Data Centers is a Fabrication

Misconceptions have a habit of persisting – especially in an era of ‘fake news’.   Take for example the idea that the order in which you might drink wine or beer has some effect on how hungover you feel the next day. Beer before wine is fine but wine before beer? Oh, dear. The reality

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Intelligent UPS System and Lithium-Ion Batteries: Opening Doors in the Datacenter

Millions of UPS systems in data centers around the globe use various types of batteries to provide transitional backup power in the event of an unplanned outage. That means there are hundreds of millions of batteries storing vast amounts of largely unused energy scattered around the world. The data center industry has long seen this

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New Strategies Needed to Support Retail’s Digital Transformation

Our retail customers are racing to transform their digital and operations capabilities in order to meet evolving customer demand for a more satisfying purchasing experience. Every day, I speak to retailers who are struggling with the disruptive force of e-commerce, which is driving increased use of digital technologies to enhance the in-store experience, better understand

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Analyzing the Impact of Shifting Workloads on Colocation Providers

It’s not a big revelation that enterprises have shifted workloads to the cloud hosting. But it is useful to consider how enterprise requirements are changing based on this shift and how colocation providers can capitalize on the opportunities being created. To that end, 451 Research, with support from Vertiv, surveyed more than 700 IT decision

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Subzero Aisle Containment

Data center cooling represents up to 50% of overall energy consumption. An enormous amount of energy is used every day to maintain an acceptable intake temperature to the IT equipment. In recent years, there has been no greater positive impact on the cooling of data centers than the introduction of containment. The energy savings alone

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Why Smart Cities Rank as One of the World’s Most Critical Industries

One of the surprises of the Vertiv Most Critical Industries report was the inclusion of Smart Cities. Smart Cities ranked seventh in the list, behind the Defense industry, which ranked sixth and Cloud and Colocation, which ranked fifth. It’s easy to make the case for the criticality of those industries, and others in the report,

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Obstacles and Opportunities Lie Ahead for 2018 Data Center Ecosystem

Expansion of the edge and increased reliance on cloud and colocation providers will drive much of what we expect to see in the coming year. From changing the physical architecture of data centers, whether they’re going high-density or hybrid, to changing the way the world thinks about data ownership, 2018 will usher in some significant

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Most Critical Industries: Information Arms Race is Key to National Defense

The term “arms race” has become shorthand for any sort of contest of capabilities, but the phrase of course originally referred to military weaponry – swords, ships, aircraft or missiles, for example. Whenever a weapon emerged, all parties rushed to gain an advantage in firepower. The arms race, as they say, was on. Today it

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A Nice and Simple View From the Edge

In IT we often hear the concept of ‘single pane of glass’ – a symbolic, possibly overused phrase that puts everything you need to worry about onto a single screen that could be managed by someone who doesn’t have any technical expertise. It’s a nice idea, but those of us behind these screens know that

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