Data Centers

Environmental Monitoring: Catch Data Center Equipment Failure

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When operating a data center, the last thing you want is downtime. Downtime leads to upset clients and lost money. One of the leading causes of downtime is hardware failure. The equipment can shut down when the humidity and temperatures exceed the appropriate levels. Before disaster strikes, use environmental monitoring to avoid any potential equipment …

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Immersion Liquid Cooling: What to Know for Data Centers

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As immersion liquid cooling technology advances, many IT managers are looking to install an immersion cooling system in their data centers to increase the efficiency and performance of their servers. The global immersion liquid cooling market is projected to double, growing to $747 million by 2027. We’ll explain why IT is shifting to this technology, listing …

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4 Considerations for Developing an Edge Computing Storage Strategy

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Edge computing is a pivoted IT infrastructure. It is a strategy that enhances data telemetry. Businesses that need to transform intelligent sensory data into decentralized, remote, and mobile edge deployments invest in edge computing storage solutions. With such advancement, businesses gain easy wifi connectivity and the ability to run machine inference close to data sources. …

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Top Pick – Fluke vs NetAlly Network Tools [2021]

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The leading cause of industrial Ethernet network failures falls on poor network cabling. Of course there can always be issue on the network itself. Without proper connections and routing, an Ethernet system won’t run at the speed the business needs to. Likewise, if network configurations are not properly set additional problems will arise. Troubleshooting the culprit …

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How to Choose the Best Fiber Patch Cord

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The global fiber optic cable industry is expected to grow 14.5% by 2026 because of the increased demand for FTTX, telecommunications, and other technological advancements. And more and more businesses are upgrading their cabling to accommodate 5G capabilities. But how do you determine the best fiber patch cord for your business? We’ll walk you through our step-by-step …

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How Do Power Distribution Units (PDUs) Work?

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As your organization expands, so do your technology requirements. At a certain point, you’ll need more electrical outlets than you currently have to efficiently utilize your facility. While home offices can usually use simple power strips, any scaleable company should know the advantages of using a power distribution unit. This article discusses power distribution basics …

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What is the Living Building Challenge?

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The living building challenge is pushing architects and designers to break boundaries when creating sustainable buildings. It is a certification offered by the International Living Future Institute. The concept for the certification is based on emulating a living plant, specifically a flower. Seven Petal Requirements for Living Building Certification Certified living buildings must meet seven …

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Superior Essex Raises The Bar Again

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“We’ve set the benchmark for communications cables many times before, and… we’re raising the bar again.” – Brian Ensign, VP of Marking Superior Essex This quote comes on the heels of Superior Essex Communications obtaining UL Verification for PowerWise® Extended Distance under its Sustainable Intelligent Building (SIB™) Platform. Superior Essex Communications, the leading manufacturer and …

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The Green Data Center: 5 Ways Carbon-Intelligent Computing Is the Future

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At this point, most people have heard of climate change and the steps that companies – both big and small – are taking to address this issue. As a whole, companies are looking to become carbon-neutral – that is, the work they do and the services they provide won’t contribute more carbon to our atmosphere. …

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Fiber Splicer: Here’s Everything You Need To Know (Plus Which Is the Best One!)

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If you have ever needed to install fiber optic cables, you may have needed to splice two lines together. Essentially, fiber splicing is when you join two cables together to make them as one. The most common reason people splice cables together is that something accidentally severed the original line. Splicing the cable (or splicing …

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Here Are the Top 5 Reasons Enterprises Are Adopting SD-WAN

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Many enterprises are adopting SD-WAN for their networks, as it provides superior performance in a cloud-centric environment. Many of the conventional WAN solutions were good when applications tended to be in a centralized location. For example, companies would have a mainframe, which would mean the wide-area network solutions would connect to this central location. However, …

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Fiber Connector Types Buyer’s Guide [2021]

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With the variety of splice options that fiber network planners have today, identifying the best connectors can be a bit overwhelming. Consequently, not much thought is often given to the connector selection, and many make choices based solely on cost, availability, or what they’ve used previously. However, fiber connector types have unique designs and advantages …

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What Are Optical Transceivers?

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In the technological world, optical transceivers are a vital hardware component for several industries. Often optical transceivers are utilized in networking hardware installations. In most instances, optical transceivers are used in so many industries because they make it possible for a simple switch to support companies’ various types of wiring and transmission formats. This may …

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Network & Cable Testers [Buyer’s Guide]

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Network cabling directly affects your business’s connectivity. When a network lags, corrupts, or fails, your enterprise loses money. When designing, installing, and maintaining your network, you should regularly test your network cable for vulnerabilities and potential threats. To do this, you’ll need a network cable tester. To evaluate your cable’s performance, you need to know what …

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