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5 Reasons Why Colocation is Your IT Answer

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Is your company ready to make the move from in-house servers to a shared data center environment such as colocation? What are the things you need to consider when analyzing an outsourced data center solution? Below are 5 reasons colocation is the right answer for your growing business.   Cost Savings – Building your own…

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Advantages of the Powered Shell Data Center

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The evolution of the data center industry is fascinating to watch. We’ve seen the rise of retail and wholesale colocation, powered shells, and cloud as different but effective solutions, and all impact the delivery of data centers. The flexibility and connectivity needs of users have and will alter the solutions provided by data center operators.…

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Power Distribution Shakeups: Evaluating Your Voltage Options

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If you’re in North America like 1547, you’ll be evaluating your data center power based on the 480/208/120 V three phase scheme. Our facilities’ transformers step down the much higher voltage delivered from the utility to one of these phases for your distribution. As densities increase and designers start to build out in a scaling,…

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Maintaining IT Agility Even in the Data Center

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Keeping your IT department lean and agile is a primary focus for many managers these days. But the data center—a critical component of your IT organization and the foundation for the rest of your IT stack—isn’t exactly what you would call “agile”, at least not traditionally. Data centers are, after all, brick and mortar (or…

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How Custom Data Centers Enable True High Performance Computing (HPC)

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Today’s High Performance Computing (HPC) Environments are highly dependent on custom hardware, power and cooling specs. An outmoded data center facility cannot measure up to the requirements of big data and other intensive HPC applications. Working with a custom data center design firm can help your organization decipher how to update or replace your legacy…

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The Ins and Outs of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Software

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Data Center Infrastructure Management is a broad concept. In general it refers to the systems and software tools used to track, tweak, report, or monitor everything in your data center, from airflow to current network traffic to UPS battery status. While some form of basic DCIM is necessary to run a data center successfully, more…

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Data Center Tax Incentives: What They Mean & How They Work For You

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Whether you’re involved in data center development on the industry side or you work in IT and are shopping around for a provider, you’ve likely bumped into locations that advertise tax incentives. If you’re a developer, tax savings are pretty obvious: building a large scale facility takes a lot of capital, and sales and property taxes…

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Data Center Networking 101: NAPs, Exchanges, and Interconnection

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Sometimes it seems like servers, racks, cooling units, and power supplies get all the attention in the data center. With blinking lights and loud whirring, plus the size and prominence in the white space, makes it easy to focus on the compute and supporting infrastructure aspects of data center design. But networking is an extremely…

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Telecom Exchange (TEX) – New York 2015

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Fifteenfortyseven was happy to be able to participate in this year’s Telecom Exchange, located in New York. During the event, our own Robert DeVita had the opportunity to be interviewed by Erik Linask from the Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC). Robert gives a great overview about what makes our company unique, why we chose the geographic locations to…

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To Raise the Floor or Not to Raise the Floor? That is the Data Center Question.

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Data center design is a constantly fluctuating practice. It can be tough to forecast demand, much less design a facility that is adaptable to the best practices and advanced technology 10 years from now. One of the latest facets to reverse “the way things are” is raised vs. slab floors.

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