Archive for: January 2015

Aquatherm: High Performance, Long-Lasting, and Environmentally Friendly Pipes and Fittings

Ideally hydronic pipe should not be affected by the fluid it is carrying, and the fluid should not be affected by the pipe. Sadly, many HVAC system use a compromised material called carbon steel for hydronic piping. Water oxidizes steel, which causes pitting, scale build-up, and eventually leads to failure of the pipe. These effects are mitigated through the use of closed systems where possible, chemical treatment, PH-treatment, etc.

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Vantage Adds Data Center Facilities Management Services

Vantage Data Centers announced addition of Critical Facilities Management services to its list of offerings. CFM services are a way to outsource day-to-day data center management expertise.

The Santa Clara, California-based provider’s data center management suite includes consulting and custom on-site support from Vantage employees. That support goes as far as shipping and receiving of equipment, landscape maintenance, and trash removal.

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ShoreTel Readies Its UC Common Platform for April Launch

The platform is designed to enable businesses to embrace a true hybrid Unified Communications (UC) environment leveraging both on-premises and cloud-based products.

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Is it Time to Move or Colocate your Data Center? PTS’ Relocation Services Can Help

So you’ve made the decision to relocate your data center operations to a new facility. Perhaps you are moving the operations to a data center colocation facility because it was going to be too expensive to upgrade your in-house data center facility, or perhaps your organization prefers an operational expense financial model over spending capital expenditures (cash) today.

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4 Steps to a Successful Data Center Migration

As companies undergo mergers and acquisitions, on-premise facilities continue to age, and consolidation mandates are handed down, the need arises to migrate data center equipment to new facilities.

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Tips to standardize your next data center move

The majority of processes occur in the same way — no matter the data center in question — he said: “How do you physically move servers, how do you track inventory, how do you power everything down?” A dependency mapping exercise — down … The fiber …

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How 2014’s AV Technology Will Bring Success in 2015 – Audio Visual News Network

As the first major electronics show of the season is wrapping up, AV professionals are already realizing that 2015 isn’t going to be the same outlook for the AV industry, whether for commercial or residential, as it was in 2014. Last year was one of evolution, not revolution, which is exactly what the industry needed.

For the first time in several years, the big picture items the industry has been talking about for a while finally became usable: Unified communications software and hardware, laser projectors, 4k distribution and switching, and collaborative technology—both wired and wireless.

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Preparing for the Data Center of the Future

Steve Carlini is Senior Director of Data Center Global Solutions and Soeren Jensen is Vice President of Software and Managed Services for Schneider Electric.

Data center operators are under more pressure than ever to provide the fastest, most reliable data possible while balancing demands for higher computing power and efficiency.

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Understanding the Benefits of Dynamic Cooling Optimization

Cooling optimization in a data center provides a significant opportunity for reducing operating costs since cooling systems consume 34 percent of the power used by a data center, according to Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory.

Due to the need to maintain five nines (99.999 percent) reliability, data centers are too often overdesigned in terms of the cooling capacity, and operating budgets pay the price for this practice.

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5 CIO Trends Driving DCIM Adoption

In the past, companies managed data center infrastructure and the processes surrounding those resources using spreadsheets. This approach, albeit cheap and easy, was a stopgap for using a real enterprise management platform. It is to fill this need that data center infrastructure management (DCIM) materialized.

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