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Instor started providing data center infrastructures to the San Francisco Bay Area over 25 years ago, and since then has expanded our presence throughout the United States. We have regional offices in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area and in Ashburn, Virginia. Instor has international capabilities with an office in Dublin, Ireland. Our team of IT engineers and experts collaborates with our team of staff authors to provide educational data center infrastructure blogs and case studies of previous projects. Instor specialized in unique and customized data center solutions to allow you to focus on your core business. Our experts have a wealth of data center knowledge and experience to provide the best solution to your data center, colocation, or lab.

Large Tech Company Sought A Deployment of 650 Cabinets Within A Colocation

2017-12-11T13:24:11+00:00

Download colocated data center case study Challenge: Looking to expand its presence in the Pacific Northwest, a large tech company sought a deployment of 650 cabinets across 15 pods in an existing colocation facility. Per the colo's SLA, a containment strategy was needed. Dissatisfied with its previous Containment Provider, this company turned [...]

Large Tech Company Sought A Deployment of 650 Cabinets Within A Colocation 2017-12-11T13:24:11+00:00

On-premise data center build the key to $90 million headquarters expansion

2017-11-01T08:19:48+00:00

Download flagship data center case study Challenge: Legendary coffee purveyors Farmer Brothers needed an on-premise data center built as part of a new $90 million headquarters. Requirements included redundant HVAC and fire suppression for enterprise compute. Solution: Instor worked with Farmer Brothers on a virtually contained smart row solution to keep dirt and debris out. The [...]

On-premise data center build the key to $90 million headquarters expansion 2017-11-01T08:19:48+00:00

Inefficient cooling system raising operating costs in Hollywood Studio’s data center

2017-11-01T08:20:44+00:00

Download Hollywood studio data center case study Challenge: With a PUE of more than 2.0, this major motion picture studio needed to revamp its HVAC system to increase energy efficiency and reduce operating costs. Solution: Although the studio had requested a combination of hard and soft containment, after a single site [...]

Inefficient cooling system raising operating costs in Hollywood Studio’s data center 2017-11-01T08:20:44+00:00

Colocation data center needed infrastructure within 45 days for new and existing systems

2017-11-01T08:27:19+00:00

Download expedited colocation build-out case study Challenge: One of the country's leading technology companies was under an extremely tight deadline to build out infrastructure for a 4,500-square-foot colocation data center. In addition to an aggressive timeline, the company needed to install new equipment while moving existing systems out of one of [...]

Colocation data center needed infrastructure within 45 days for new and existing systems 2017-11-01T08:27:19+00:00

Strict fire marshal requirements impede legacy data center upgrade

2017-11-01T08:21:49+00:00

Download university case study Challenge: A major private research university wanted to improve energy efficiency in its legacy high-density data center by upgrading everything from air conditioning and power systems to airflow balance and cold aisle containment. However, the fire marshal refused to allow modifications to the complex overhead fire suppression [...]

Strict fire marshal requirements impede legacy data center upgrade 2017-11-01T08:21:49+00:00

Updating 1970s legacy data center while capturing results

2017-11-01T08:21:34+00:00

Download legacy update case study Challenge: Originally designed to house mainframes and tape libraries, the data center was due for a massive overhaul. The utility company also needed a way to monitor, record and compare efficiency before and after the project so they could determine which best practices to implement in [...]

Updating 1970s legacy data center while capturing results 2017-11-01T08:21:34+00:00

From big carbon footprint to Green IT Award

2017-11-01T08:21:18+00:00

Download Green IT Award update case study Challenge: A national health care system realized one of its three data centers was at risk of running out of power. In addition, an organization-wide commitment to green practices meant that the data center needed to drastically reduce its monthly energy consumption, qualify for [...]

From big carbon footprint to Green IT Award 2017-11-01T08:21:18+00:00

ROI in 6 months: improved cooling efficiency eliminates need for new 30-ton CRAC unit

2017-11-01T08:22:05+00:00

Download William Sonoma case study Challenge: Despite its six running CRAC units, Williams-Sonoma's 20,000 sq. ft. data center was not meeting cooling requirements. Unless the company found a way to improve cooling efficiency, they would have to install yet another 30-ton unit to sufficiently cool their data center. Solution: We began [...]

ROI in 6 months: improved cooling efficiency eliminates need for new 30-ton CRAC unit 2017-11-01T08:22:05+00:00