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    How Do UPS Systems Protect Your Data Center?

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    Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems are a critical component of data center backup power. Without them, power fluctuations and outages can take down workloads, damage hardware, and result in expensive payouts on Service Level Agreements (SLAs). In a nutshell, a UPS battery turns on after the system senses a loss of power. Their purpose is…

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    The Top 4 Most Overlooked Data Center Costs

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    Even if you’re building a new, state of the art facility from the ground up, or colocating in a powered shell custom built for your infrastructure, you can still run into some hidden costs in the data center. Without considering these factors, the price of your IT operations will quickly add up. Preventative Maintenance Up…

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    New York Data Center Grand Opening a Success!

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    Yesterday, May 5th, 2015, 1547 Critical Systems Realty hosted a grand opening celebration at the company’s new flagship data center facility in Orangeburg, New York. The event was a rousing success, with solid attendance, data center tours, an open bar, Tesla vehicle demonstrations, and even helicopter tours for VIPs. The entire team at 1547 thanks…

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    The Bespoke Data Center: Custom Tailored Like Your Favorite Suit

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    Getting dressed up is more than a ritual. A well-fitting suit is an instant confidence booster, especially for men. You look and feel your best, and it’s hardly even noticeable, since it’s been tailored to fit you perfectly. Our custom data centers are bespoke suits for your IT infrastructure. Think of 1547 as your data center…

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    The State of the New York City Data Center Market

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    The demand for data centers in the New York metro area continues to grow, even as rents climb and the white space added each year continues to dwindle. Recent industry research reveals the state of the New York data center market as booming, but with increased interest in the surrounding region. However, facilities within the…

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    Squeezing the Most Out of Your Decommissioned Data Center

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    Although we’re more focused on designing and building new data center facilities, sometimes the need arises to decommission a data center. As the federal government has recently discovered, data center sprawl is a real budget leech, and old, inefficient facilities can be re-engineered or decommissioned entirely, replaced with colocation or cloud systems, or consolidated into…

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    Keep Your Data Center Design Flexible to Avoid Operations Problems

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    Designing a data center facility and planning for capacity and daily operations is a difficult task. Even after following best practices, using professional consultants, and carefully vetting power, space, and cooling requirements, the best-designed data centers often still need some jury-rigging to work around design constrictions. This can negatively impact daily operations in minor or…

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    Protecting Data Center Investments with Layered Perimeter Security

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    Digital security methods help protect your clients’ data within your data center. But the equipment that processes, serves, and stores that data is worth millions of dollars, and it can be the target of thieves. While these stories don’t hit the news very often, data center burglaries do happen, and without strong perimeter security, your…

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    How Does Internet Traffic Traverse the Globe? Intercontinental & Suboceanic Connectivity 101

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    The entire world, more or less, and certainly every continent, is linked to the World Wide Web. So how does data make its way from major data centers in each country across vast oceans and around the globe? With our new AlohaNAP data center and interconnection facility, located in Hawaii, debuting this week at the…

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    Retrofitting Commercial Buildings for Data Centers: How and When It Makes Sense

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    With the unique power, network, and cooling requirements of modern data centers, a purpose-built facility delivers the greatest efficiencies, reliability, and room for expansion (especially modular data center builds). However, retrofitting an existing commercial building can still result in a highly efficient and effective data center environment, and it can also save budget and time…

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