Why Zone Cabling Is Ideal for Integrating Smart Systems with the IoT

Why Zone Cabling Is Ideal for Integrating Smart Systems with the IoT

In the previous post, we discussed why structured cabling is critical to the Internet of Things (IoT). Organizations are rethinking structured cabling as they seek to integrate building automation, energy management, smart lighting and other systems with the IP network and enable data sharing between these systems. Integration and data sharing can help simplify infrastructure and asset management, reduce operational costs, and improve energy efficiency. read more...

Why Structured Cabling Is Critical to the IoT

Why Structured Cabling Is Critical to the IoT

We could trot out the statistics about the billions of Internet-connected devices, objects, sensors, corporate assets and other “things” that comprise the Internet of Things (IoT), but you get the general idea. It’s massive, and it’s growing quickly. While insights gained from IoT data represent enormous business value, the size and complexity of the IoT is forcing organizations to rethink a number of IT functions, read more...

Data Center White Space Is Available, But You Have to Nail the Build-Out

Data Center White Space Is Available, But You Have to Nail the Build-Out

In a previous post, we discussed why data center operators are expanding beyond major metropolitan areas to build edge data centers in Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets. This makes it possible for large service providers such as YouTube and Netflix to bring content and cloud services closer to the consumer, which reduces latency and transport costs. Edge data centers also serve as colocation facilities read more...

How Edge Data Centers Cut Costs and Enhance the User Experience

How Edge Data Centers Cut Costs and Enhance the User Experience

“Location, location, location” has long been the mantra in real estate. The idea is that location is the most important factor in determining the value of a property. That same concept continues to gain traction in the data center space. “Edge” data centers are cropping up in Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets across the U.S. — cities such as Cleveland, Ohio, Nashville, Tenn., Pittsburg, read more...

Data Center Cooling Technologies That Improve IT Efficiency And Save Costs

Data Center Cooling Technologies That Improve IT Efficiency And Save Costs

Staying cool in the summer is at the top of everybody’s list. The same is true for data centers. Data centers have an insatiable appetite for power. They need massive amounts of power for running and cooling their facilities. Think about it, a room full of IT equipment running at optimal levels all the time, needs smart cooling. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), in read more...

Going On A Vacation? Your Data Center Shouldn’t

Going On A Vacation? Your Data Center Shouldn’t

If you get excited about Fridays, you can only imagine how ecstatic you’d be to go on a vacation! But just like you need to plan and tie-up loose ends before you go on your well-deserved break, you need to ensure your data center is all good-to-go before you leave. Working with a good data center services provider can ensure you have a stress-free vacation. read more...

Streamlining Your Data Center for Streaming Media

Streamlining Your Data Center for Streaming Media

How many times have you experienced listener fatigue while listening to your ‘favorite’ playlist on a long trip? You just stick with the same ol’ same ol’ because your media downloads are just not fast enough. Whether you plan to travel by plane, train or automobile for your summer break, an updated playlist, is now on your list of must-haves. And when you want your read more...

Why Diversity Is Key To Development

Why Diversity Is Key To Development

You must’ve heard, ‘Variety is the spice of life,’ right? That transcends to everything we do. We rarely want the same repetitive play of things. Take a look at our lifestyle. What excites us, inspires us and makes our emotions ebb and flow don’t come from just one source or one homogenous group. It’s not possible. The same is true at our workplace. We want an read more...

How To Secure Your Data Centers Against Cyber Threats

How To Secure Your Data Centers Against Cyber Threats

You remember the saying, ‘Prevention is better than cure?’ That saying is much more relevant, given how almost everything now is online. The more of an open book you are, the smarter you need to be about defining boundaries of security, to prevent a security breach. Companies are no different. They are taking a much closer look at cybersecurity. Consider this: 4.2 billion: Number of records stolen read more...