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  • The Home Data Center: Man Cave for the Internet Age

    Data Center Knowledge
    Rich Miller
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In the ultimate manifestation of the “server hugger” who wants to be close to their equipment, a number of hobbyists and IT professionals have set up data centers in their home, creating server rooms in garages, basements and home offices. The home data center is a novel extension of the central role that data centers now play in modern life. These enthusiasts are driven by a passion for IT, and use their gear for test-driving new equipment, lightweight web hosting or just as the ultimate technology ManCave. Whatever the motivation, this level of connected house requires…
  • Death of a thousand data center cuts by Doug Mohney

    Green Data Center News
    Views and Opinions on Green IT
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) has taken aim at America’s data centers wasting huge (and growing) amounts of energy.  The logic is sound, but are the little guys making the biggest impact paying attention? NRDC, in its latest publication, says U.S. data centers consumed an estimated 91 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and are on track to reach 140 billion kilowatt-hours by 2020.  In a blog and its talking points brief, NRDC calls out what I’d call the “silent majority” of small, medium, and corporate data centers for contributing to the…
  • Ending Summer with An Awesome Event, 1st time Skurfing

    Green (Low Carbon) Data Center Blog
    Dave Ohara
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:03 pm
    It’s been a great weather here in Seattle/Redmond.  One kid is back in school and another goes back next week. What better way to end the summer season which is technically not over until Sept 21, but for kids end of summer is when they go back to school with something memorable.
  • The Next Wave of Innovation: Cisco UCS Fall Launch Sept 4th

    Cisco Blog » Data Center and Cloud
    Jim McHugh
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    In 2009, the course of data center technology changed forever with the introduction of a groundbreaking architecture designed for IT [...]
  • The Shocking Truth About ESD

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    Chris Ruiz
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Whether you’re a data center technician or a couch potato, chances are you’ve encountered electrostatic discharge or ESD before. In fact, if you’ve ever dragged your feet across a rug and poked your younger sibling to give them a nice little tormenting jolt, you’ve manipulated electricity; one of the most powerful forces of nature! If you were that younger sibling, you can find solace in the fact that your torment was in the name of science. Electricity has been around since the dawn of time and will long outlive us. If controlled, it can be used to bring our beloved…
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  • The Home Data Center: Man Cave for the Internet Age

    Rich Miller
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In the ultimate manifestation of the “server hugger” who wants to be close to their equipment, a number of hobbyists and IT professionals have set up data centers in their home, creating server rooms in garages, basements and home offices. The home data center is a novel extension of the central role that data centers now play in modern life. These enthusiasts are driven by a passion for IT, and use their gear for test-driving new equipment, lightweight web hosting or just as the ultimate technology ManCave. Whatever the motivation, this level of connected house requires…
  • Data Center Jobs: ViaWest

    Christine Potts
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    At the Data Center Jobs Board, we have a new job listing from ViaWest, which is seeking a Data Center Engineer in Aurora, Colorado. The Data Center Engineer is responsible for monitoring the building’s HVAC, mechanical and electrical systems, performing preventive maintenance, site surveys, replacement of electrical and mechanical equipment, reading and interpreting blueprints, engineering specifications, project plans and other technical documents, performing operation, installation and servicing of peripheral devices, and assisting with equipment start-ups, repairs and overhauls. To view…
  • Intel and HyTrust Partner for Chip-to-Cloud Security for Virtualized Workloads

    John Rath
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    Cloud Security Automation company HyTrust has partnered with Intel to help secure applications and data in virtualized data centers, with a new feature called HyTrust Boundary Controls. The new controls leverage Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) to provide processor-level attestation of the hardware, BIOS and hypervisor to help keep workloads safe from malware and rootkits. Intel Capital joined VMware, Fortinet and In-Q-Tel last year in an $18.5 million financing round for HyTrust. Trusted Geolocation in the cloud Workloads have become increasingly portable across virtualized…
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: Putting Your Plan in Place

    Industry Perspectives
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    Ray Emirzian is Vice President of Operations & Product Management at docSTAR, a B2B software firm specializing in cloud document management software and business process automation. East Coasters will remember where they were when the lights went out in 2003. Fifty million people lost power during the great power outage due to a falling branch in Ohio and a chain of events – including “deficiencies in corporate policies, lack of adherence to industry policies, and inadequate management”[1] that ultimately resulted in the blackout. Looking across the Hudson River to NYC from New…
  • Is the Commodity Data Center Around the Corner?

    Bill Kleyman
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The data center is changing. We have new methods of cooling, optimizing the data center and even the utilization of green energy through next-generation geothermal technologies. The insides of the data center and what goes into the rack has been changing as well. New platforms around consolidation, server technology and cloud computing are all impacting how we process and utilize resources. The conversation around custom-build servers, networking components and now storage has been heating up. The concept of a commodity data center is no longer locked away for mega-data centers or large…
 
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    Green Data Center News

  • Death of a thousand data center cuts by Doug Mohney

    Views and Opinions on Green IT
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) has taken aim at America’s data centers wasting huge (and growing) amounts of energy.  The logic is sound, but are the little guys making the biggest impact paying attention? NRDC, in its latest publication, says U.S. data centers consumed an estimated 91 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and are on track to reach 140 billion kilowatt-hours by 2020.  In a blog and its talking points brief, NRDC calls out what I’d call the “silent majority” of small, medium, and corporate data centers for contributing to the…
  • Can Local Energy Measures Add Up To A Smart Grid?

    Peter Judge
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Smart grids have to happen. Our demands for electric power are increasing, and at some point we simply can’t make the new power stations required. But how do those grids get installed? From the top down, or from the bottom up?
  • The inefficient data centers are fading vs. Rapid Growth of the Efficient - Google, AWS, Facebook, Microsoft

    Dave Ohara
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:21 pm
    The NRDC fired off a blog post this morning that got a bunch of other media to discuss the waste in the data center industry. Our study shows that many small, mid-sized, corporate and multi-tenant data centers still waste much of the energy they use.
  • Amazon Planning $1.1bn Data Center Project In Central Ohio

    Jason Verge
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Columbus Business First has uncovered a massive Amazon project in Central Ohio. Amazon's hosting subsidiary Vadata has filed for a tax credit in Central Ohio for a project estimated at $1.1 billion. Read More
  • How to Quench Data Centers' Thirst for Power (Op-Ed)

    livescience.com
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    All online activity — from email and Internet use to social media and business — streams through nearly 3 million data centers across America, from small closets and large server rooms to mammoth "cloud" server farms. The centers' explosive growth is gulping huge amounts of energy, and despite some efficiency improvements, much of it is still wasted.
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  • Ending Summer with An Awesome Event, 1st time Skurfing

    Dave Ohara
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:03 pm
    It’s been a great weather here in Seattle/Redmond.  One kid is back in school and another goes back next week. What better way to end the summer season which is technically not over until Sept 21, but for kids end of summer is when they go back to school with something memorable.
  • Mainframes, Mini's, Servers, and Mobiles Oh My, Journey through Computer Development

    Dave Ohara
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    Taking a journey through technology world can be scary to many, causing users to panic.  In the beginning users couldn’t get to mainframes or mini’s.  Millions of servers exposed many more users to the scary use of technology.  Mobiles is in the hands of billions. Dileep Bhandarkar gave a presentation at the Computer History Museum on Aug 21, 2014.  Dileep’s slide deck is here. My amazing journey from mainframes to smartphones chm lecture aug 2014 final from Dileep Bhandarkar As a product developer you may think you don’t need to be scared.  Well there were wars going on fighting…
  • The inefficient data centers are fading vs. Rapid Growth of the Efficient - Google, AWS, Facebook, Microsoft

    Dave Ohara
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:21 pm
    The NRDC fired off a blog post this morning that got a bunch of other media to discuss the waste in the data center industry. Our study shows that many small, mid-sized, corporate and multi-tenant data centers still waste much of the energy they use. One of the key issues is that many of the roughly 12 million U.S. servers operate most of the time doing little or no work but still drawing power – up to 30 percent of servers are “comatose” and no longer needed but still drawing significant amounts of power, many others are grossly underutilized. However, opportunities abound to reduce…
  • China's Anti-Corruption Drive must have some kind of Effect on Data Centers

    Dave Ohara
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:45 pm
    WSJ has an article on the anti-corruption drive in China.  What is interesting is a data drive approach vs. testimony. "The procedures raise questions about denial of human rights," says Maya Wang, China researcher at Humans Rights Watch. In response, Chinese officials say Mr. Wang is encouraging his team to rely less on confessions and more on analysis of data. The effects that get the notice is on things like luxury goods and the economies. Lu Ting, a China economist at Bank of America Corp., estimates that the crackdown is shaving somewhere between 0.6 and 1.5 percentage points off…
  • What did I write yesterday that got a big bump in traffic?

    Dave Ohara
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    In the old days I used to look my blog metrics every day.  Now I look at them maybe once every 1 or 2 weeks.  This morning I checked out the metrics and saw this. What the heck did I write yesterday? Oh that post on % of Google, Microsoft, and AWS employees recommending their company to friends. Google-90%, Microsoft-77%, AWS-66%, % employees of who recommend working for their Cloud THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014 AT 9:13AM Google, Microsoft, and AWS are in fight for the Cloud and recruiting top talent.  One way to judge how good their cloud is based on how good their employees are.  To get a…
 
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  • The Shocking Truth About ESD

    Chris Ruiz
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Whether you’re a data center technician or a couch potato, chances are you’ve encountered electrostatic discharge or ESD before. In fact, if you’ve ever dragged your feet across a rug and poked your younger sibling to give them a nice little tormenting jolt, you’ve manipulated electricity; one of the most powerful forces of nature! If you were that younger sibling, you can find solace in the fact that your torment was in the name of science. Electricity has been around since the dawn of time and will long outlive us. If controlled, it can be used to bring our beloved…
  • Switch’s SUPERNAP 8 Earns Tier IV Gold

    Sean Penny
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    In the world of high density data centers several factors are constantly on the minds of the owners and their customers. Efficiency, PUE, we’ve talked about many of them before but Uptime might well be the chief concern especially for content providers that require that their services be up and running all the time. High end data users like Apple and Facebook have moved into their own personal data centers, but what about the rest of them? Well colocation is the answer and there are plenty of brands to choose from; Verizon has Terremark, there’s Digital Realty, Equinix and plenty of…
  • Power Cable Standards

    Sean Penny
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
    In the US, the most common type of power cables have an IEC connector that plugs into the server and a NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) connector that plugs into the power source. IEC is an acronym for International Electrotechnical Commission. The IEC is an international standards organization that covers a huge range of technologies; however this discussion will be limited to common power cable connectors found in data centers.   There are 26 IEC connectors (13 plugs & 13 receptacles). The odd numbers are for the plugs, the even numbers are for the receptacles.
  • Cable Standards in the Data Center

    Sean Penny
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
      A little over thirty years ago, when large mainframe computers roamed data centers with plenty of floor space and relatively few ports, the person responsible for the cabling had very few options and very little guidance. These were the pioneers that laid bus and tag cabling underneath the raised floor that we may see to this very day. Since then, port counts and computing needs have grown astronomically – if not exponentially. What was once viewed as a hobby is now “the plumbing” of the data center. Cabling is that plumbing. And until recently, there have been very few standards…
  • Data Center Cooling Trends on Upswing

    Sean Penny
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Data centers rely on many moving parts to make up a whole cohesive unit. Many factors go into the planning, construction and maintenance of a data center. Cooling just happens to be at the top of most lists out there, as both an initial and upkeep cost. As data centers grow within the space they have, cooling has to adapt to the changes. Innovation is a constant in the world of cooling, from air conditioners to fully liquid systems like Colovore.  Trends show that the industry of data center cooling has grown almost exponentially over the last several years, in just the North American…
 
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  • Apps to make you feel better

    23 Aug 2014 | 10:29 pm
    We might spend all day in a mainframe environment, but, when we leave it, the closest computing device to hand is probably our mobile phone. And if you’re waiting for someone or something, you probably get out your phone and check your e-mail and texts, and then what do you do? You could play a game, or you, perhaps, could try some self-improvement apps. I thought that, this week, I might take a look at some of the apps available for hypnotherapy.
  • Business continuity planning

    2 Aug 2014 | 11:44 pm
    It seems strange talking about business continuity planning for mainframe sites because most of them created their plan back in the days when BCP was called DR (Disaster Recovery). And although, for mainframe sites, things don’t seem to have changed to any great extent in perhaps as much as 30 years, the truth is, they have. And it’s a good idea to re-evaluate the Business Continuity Plan now.
  • Gamification of health

    26 Jul 2014 | 10:27 pm
    We all know playing games can be fun, and we all know staying healthy is important. (I write this, ironically, as I bite into a doughnut!). Doesn’t it make absolute sense to use the most effective parts of gamification to encourage people to live healthy lives – to eat more healthily, to take exercise, to keep their weight at a healthy level, to reduce anxiety, to ‘play’ their way out of depressive thoughts, to overcome a phobia, to beat those OCD habits, etc. But is that a reality?
  • IBM and Apple deal

    19 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    What a surprise! IBM and Apple have announced that they are working together. Who’d have thought it? Would it have happened under Steve Jobs leadership? Will it work? The two companies are planning to co-develop business-centric apps for the iPhone and iPad. And IBM is going to sell Apple’s mobile devices pre-installed with the new software to its business clients.
  • 400 blogs

    12 Jul 2014 | 11:46 pm
    This is my 400th blog on this site, and I thought it was enough of a milestone to deserve some sort of recognition. And I thought it would be an opportunity to look back on all the things that have happened since that very first blog back in June 2006. In truth, I have published some guest blogs – so not all 400 have been written by me. But, I’ve also written blogs that have been published under other people’s names on a variety of sites, and I’ve had nearly 40 blogs published on the Destination z Web site (http://destinationz.org/).
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  • Context-Aware Collaboration: Turning Field Service Workers into Knowledge Workers

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Many enterprises, however, have yet to use these services to improve internal operations, such as field service, and other elements of their workforce management solutions. Integrating context-aware services with modern collaboration capabilities can help organizations improve the way they share ideas, resolve issues and improve customer service.Request Free!
  • The Cost of Inertia: Insight from Data Protection Predictors

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    This comprehensive study report follows the observations of IT professionals across several fields of industry as they consider the current state of data management. The study examines the roadblocks that many organizations will face in the coming years as data continues to expand, but also helps readers map their way toward a more secure, more efficient data protection plan. Topics discussed in the study include:Assessing the problems of implementing and maintaining a data safety plan Creating safeguards against lawsuits, damages to reputation, and other disasters Fortifying the…
  • Survey Highlights: Data Backup and Recovery Benchmark Report

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Where does your data management plan stand in relationship to other systems in the industry? Is there room for improvement? Iron Mountain sets out to help you answer these questions with an in-depth review of practices used by 1,200 IT professionals. Discover the trials and triumphs of data management personnel and find out where your organization fits in on the information governance spectrum. Topics discussed include: Time-sensitive backup planning Onsite vs. offsite storage A triaged list of the most important data management issues faced by IT professionals Safe, effective, compliant data…
  • Information Governance Benchmark Survey Report

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Records and Information Management (RIM) as you know it today is changing, especially in light of all of the attention being given to Information Governance. The Information Governance Survey Benchmarking Report provides you with the opportunity to compare the state of your RIM program to that of others. It can help you further establish business value in your RIM program and provides insight such as:87% of organizations surveyed have a RIM program in place8% measure compliance64% cannot get employees to “let go” of information for dispositionDownload the report to discover how your peers…
  • When Time Isn't on Your Side: Options for Tackling Event Based Retention Rules

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you are like most organizations, you continue to struggle with an effective way to flip the switch that begins the destruction eligibility count down.Download this paper and discover some potential options for tackling the event-based retention conundrum. As you read through them, you will need to consider your organizations:risk profileability to commit resourcesand attitude towards “keeping everything”This will help determine which options are most applicable to you.© 2014 Iron Mountain Incorporated. All rights reserved. Iron Mountain and the design of the mountain are registered…
 
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  • Gamification in South African contact centres, 1Stream takes lead

    Ronell Swartbooi
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Gartner predicts that 40% of Global 1000 organisations will use gamification as their primary mechanism to perform business operations by 2015. It also predicts that 80% of current gamified applications will fail to meet business objectives. Hosted technology provider 1Stream has released a white paper outlining the potential for gamification technologies in South African contact centres. It serves as a guide created to provide a glimpse into how gamification is shaping business, what it can offer the contact centre in particular, and what senior management must take into account when…
  • 1Stream to add support for contact centre gamification

    Ronell Swartbooi
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    Hosted contact centre provider 1Stream says its clients will soon be able to use new gamification technologies to increase engagement and productivity in the workplace. “Gamification is about applying elements of game design to everyday work experience to make it more interesting and engaging,” says 1Stream director Bruce von Maltitz. “In the call centre context, it gives managers a new tool for managing the workforce.” “Every call centre has metrics they are trying to improve,” adds Von Maltitz. “It might be the time taken to deal with each call, customer satisfaction ratings…
  • Contact centres pay 35% for the illusion of control, says 1Stream

    Ronell Swartbooi
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:35 am
    Contact centres that opted for hosted technology solutions five years ago have saved 35% compared to those who keep everything in-house, says Jed Hewson of 1Stream. “The most successful contact centres keep their focus on people, not technology,” says Hewson. “The point of a contact centre should be to enable and support an excellent customer experience, which means you need excellent management to bring out the best in your staff. Call centre managers should never have to spend time or energy on their technical systems: It should all just work.” “In most cases there is no…
  • Customer experience management: Can you trust what post-call surveys are telling you?

    Ronell Swartbooi
    26 May 2014 | 4:32 am
    Post-call surveys are an essential part of the call centre manager’s toolkit — but, asks Bruce von Maltitz of 1Stream, can companies trust what the surveys are telling them? “Based on after-call surveys, many companies are far too complacent about how well they’re serving their customers,” says von Maltitz. “A survey is only as good as the questions you ask, and in most cases the questions being asked are far too narrow.” For example, says von Maltitz, “as customers, all of us know the frustration of being parked for long periods in an IVR queue full of irrelevant options,…
  • Hewson To Headline Industry Conference

    Estelle Nagel
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:46 am
    The Multi-Channel Contact Centre Optimisation Conference 2014 will be taking place from 14 -15 May in Sunninghill, Johannesburg where Jed Hewson will be part of a panel unpacking the necessity of optimising the multi-channel environment. The increasing cost pressures facing companies, and the analysing of business areas has resulted in the interest in contact centres growing. As a result business models such as the virtual contact centre are becoming an increasingly attractive option for businesses. While there is an increasing amount of businesses wanting to optimise their contact centres,…
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  • The IT industry operates to a key word: Evolution

    Piyush Somani
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Evolution is transformation of the present into the futuristic. Envisioning the next big thing while keeping an eye on the prevailing mores is what helps the industry grow. Globalisation dynamics, rapid digitisation and evolving customer expectations continue to alter the business world in fundamental ways. A careful review of the IT scenario today reveals certain broad-based trends, which indicate the direction the industry must take in the years to come. A number of these trends have the potential to fundamentally change the manner in which businesses interact with their clients, paving the…
  • SAP (Systems, Applications and Products) for Data Processing

    Pravin Ganore
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:28 am
    First, let us see what is the meaning of the acronym SAP (Systems, Applications and Products) in Data Processing. What is sap? In 1972, in Mannheim, Germany, three engineers had an idea. They wanted to produce a software that becomes standard in the market for integrated business solutions and kicked the small business (with a compressed name) called “System Analysis and Development Program”. Since then, that company is called SAP (Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing). From the start, SAP was devoted to software for business applications. By working with business…
  • Security Features To Consider While Choosing a Data Center

    Pravin Ganore
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:08 am
    A Data Center is an outdoor location that houses devices and data that is used for your business. The data or devices can be accessed from a remote service. Many businesses use the data center services, especially when clients information must be recovered. This is specially typical with customer service center. When you call a call center to make inquiry or to make a compliant, you may connected to a different call center at each time. Still they are capable to access your information at all time. This how they view your information instantly through a data center services. That is why it is…
  • Hybrid Clouds: The Next Frontier

    Pravin Ganore
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:42 am
    As the discussion about cloud computing becomes more intense, one question becomes clear: companies do not want to get locked into a single cloud provider. Seek freedom to move between private and public clouds, and switch vendors according to computing needs, whether they are growing or shrinking. Another great desire of the business owners to move applications and workloads according to business requirements. But users and cloud providers are at different stages in relation to this issue and the integration will likely take to happen, or may never happen. Standards are emerging now and can…
  • Understanding Cyber Security Precautions

    Pravin Ganore
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    The security over the Internet is something that has to be treated very carefully. Cyber crimes are increasing every day and this is a trend that has no sign of reduction, since internet users are increasing every day. When you start using internet, you enhance your online security by installing some antivirus. This is just a small step. Besides getting help from the software, you should also be able to recognize the threats that loom large when you access the Internet. The emails coming into your inbox are already filtered at certain extent. This work is done by the service provider’s…
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  • Tips for Hiring IT Staff in Emerging and Medium-Sized Businesses (EMBs)

    Scott Brueggeman
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    According to the Small Business Administration, emerging and medium-sized businesses (EMBs) [SB1] account for about half the jobs in the private sector and about 55% of all jobs in the country.  Yet, it’s often difficult for EMBs to find quality employees who are well-qualified to do the job and are a good fit with the corporate culture.  Staffing IT positions has been especially challenging for smaller organizations, given the high demand for technical talent in today’s environment. However, the stakes for making a bad hiring decision run high.  Even if the best candidates may be…
  • Top 5 Benefits of Outsourcing to a State-of-the-Art Data Center

    Scott Brueggeman
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    With numerous benefits recognized by business of all sizes, data center outsourcing has gained traction as a viable alternative to building and managing an in-house facility.  Senior IT executives can no longer ignore the significant value proposition associated with colocation solutions. As a result, demand for these services have grown considerably in recent years.  Data center hubs have been created across the country, including Dallas, Phoenix, Northern Virginia, Cincinnati, and Chicago.  Each of these centers offers millions of square feet in data center space. Each company has its…
  • Four North Dallas Cities Will Combine 911 Emergency Services in Dallas Colocation Data Center

    Scott Brueggeman
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    CyrusOne’s Dallas, Texas colocation facility, located in the northern suburb of Carrollton, is now home to the “North Texas Emergency Communications Center.”  The three-year project combines the 911 emergency dispatch centers of four cities:  Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell and Carrollton. Taking up 12,000 square feet of space within the data center, the 911 center will dispatch fire, EMS and police help from one centralized location.  The unified dispatch center will improve response times and save money.  Sharing resources will allow faster processing of calls and provide…
  • CyrusOne Colocation Facilities Featured in PC Today Cover Article

    Scott Brueggeman
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    In the August issue of PC Today, CyrusOne colocation facilities are featured on the cover and in a feature article.  PC Today is a prominent business technology magazine providing decision makers with useful information about new and upcoming products and technologies. The article, titled “Don’t Build Your Next Data Center. Lease. CyrusOne Provides All the Resources You Need,” discusses why it’s advantageous for companies to house their infrastructures in colocation facilities. Organizations can quickly lease data center space, power, cooling, security and connectivity from a…
  • Is Colocation Demand Outpacing Supply?

    Scott Brueggeman
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    According to Nemertes Research, a technology research-advisory firm, the U.S. will experience a shortage of colocation space beginning in 2014.  By 2015, the facilities gap will grow to $1.9 billion.  Researchers arrived at this conclusion by comparing data center supply and enterprise demand. The current and predicted availability of commercial data center colocation facilities has not kept pace with the user need for these facilities.  Many colocation providers, including CyrusOne, are adding locations to lessen the imbalance.  But at this point, demand is growing faster than supply.
 
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