COVID-19: A Message to Our Customers, Colleagues, and Industry from Jack Vonich, Instor Solutions, Inc. President



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Facebook Joins Netflix & Amazon by Reducing Hi-Def Streaming in Europe


Many non-essential employees have started working from home to curtail the spread of Coronavirus. Additionally, the schools that closed have shifted to live streaming classes online. This shift in learning and working remotely has substantially increased the amount of internet traffic. As millions of furloughed employees are entertaining themselves online, they are causing [...]

Facebook Joins Netflix & Amazon by Reducing Hi-Def Streaming in Europe2020-04-03T09:03:19-07:00

Aging Gov Infrastructure Crashes with a Record Number of Unemployment Claims


Last week, COVID-19 caused restaurants, bars, and other businesses to close their doors for at least 30 days.  Furloughed workers exponentially increased the traffic to unemployment websites, setting a new record.  Reports show that 3.3 million people filed for first-time unemployment claims in the week of March 15.  The previous record for first-time [...]

Aging Gov Infrastructure Crashes with a Record Number of Unemployment Claims2020-04-03T09:05:56-07:00

Fire suppression system obstacles to overcome in upgrade


  Will your fire suppression system impede a planned upgrade? Imagine this: you’re the head of IT for a major university. Jumping through hoops and dealing with red tape is your life. One day, you decide it’s time to upgrade your 10,000 square foot data center. The following improvements need to be made yesterday: air [...]

Fire suppression system obstacles to overcome in upgrade2019-09-27T08:37:47-07:00

Earthquake Protection for Data Center at LLNL


Earthquake protection is a high priority at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. It is one of three federally funded research and development centers operated by the U.S. Department of Energy and is located in Livermore, California. Livermore is about 40 miles east of the heart of San Francisco. Its primary duty is ensuring the safety, security [...]

Earthquake Protection for Data Center at LLNL2019-09-13T08:56:53-07:00

Three Easy Solutions for Cable Management 


Cables. There are so many of them in a data center that if you stretched them out, end to end, well, you’d have a lot of cables to clean up. (Seriously, don’t do that. You’ll end up looking silly.) Still, the amount of cables in any given facility is no laughing matter and it’s important [...]

Three Easy Solutions for Cable Management 2019-07-30T10:54:12-07:00

Easy Data Center Decommissions 


  The end of the road. It’s something that happens to all data centers, whether it’s your own facility or a colocation space you’re sharing. The keys to a successful data center decommissioning come down to this: properly strategizing and executing in a way that doesn’t disrupt your business.  Why Decomm?  There are quite a [...]

Easy Data Center Decommissions 2019-07-30T10:58:02-07:00

The Real Cost of Unplanned Downtime in 2019 


Unplanned downtime. The phrase alone is enough to send shivers down the spine of the most experienced data center operator. You also don’t have to look far to see high profile examples of companies that have felt the sharp pains of downtime incidents recently - from Delta Airlines to Wells Fargo.  Statistics often point [...]

The Real Cost of Unplanned Downtime in 2019 2019-07-11T23:09:58-07:00

Finding Your Next Project Manager


  Data Center Project Management 101 It takes a special personality type to be a successful project manager. Maybe you’ve known a few in your time. Maybe you are one. These spreadsheet-loving, Gantt chart-building masters of organization know how to get things done and they’re often the unsung heroes of the corporate world. So, imagine [...]

Finding Your Next Project Manager2019-09-13T09:12:34-07:00

It’s Never Too Late for an IT Closet Refresh


Think for a second. What’s the most outdated element in your data center? The servers? The CRAC unit? That senior IT guy who has worked for you for what seems like forever? Wait, don’t answer that last one. For one recent client, it was the need to update some seriously old Krone cables in their [...]

It’s Never Too Late for an IT Closet Refresh2019-07-30T11:14:45-07:00

IT Professionals, We Feel Ya


If you’re an IT professional, we won’t even bother asking, “how’s your day going?” Chances are, you’re already in the weeds, which is the state you’ve been in since you woke up to a slew of critical emails and requests. The challenges you face would make a mere mortal crumble under the pressure, but you [...]

IT Professionals, We Feel Ya2019-09-13T09:15:18-07:00