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



Got Fire Suppression Questions? We Have Answers. 


Anyone who has overseen a data center for very long knows the frustration of trying to comply with complicated fire suppression codes without breaking the bank. As laws change and evolve, it’s hard to keep things straight, especially when you’re dealing with facilities that may have been designed decades ago. The balancing act between keeping [...]

Got Fire Suppression Questions? We Have Answers. 2019-09-27T08:38:35-07:00

Fishing Trip Brings Lifelong Memories for Two Deserving Boys


This past weekend, Instor’s Scott Dean and Garrick McPherson hosted the winners of an auction item for a donated fishing trip which was held last December by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, benefiting Christmas in the Sky.   The idea to have Instor donate a fishing trip was the brainchild of Tech Plan’s Bob Atchison. [...]

Fishing Trip Brings Lifelong Memories for Two Deserving Boys2019-09-13T09:05:56-07:00

Watch These Data Center Trends


Data center trends come and data center trends go. But some things remain constant: the need to keep uptime a priority, the desire to cut costs without sacrificing quality and the need for satisfied customers.  With that in mind, here are a few of the trends popping up on our radar lately:  Software defined data [...]

Watch These Data Center Trends2019-09-13T09:06:24-07:00

Into power saving? Start here.


As power saving and energy efficiency becomes a front-and-center issue for data center operators everywhere, the fact remains that our industry is responsible for as much as two percent of total U.S. electricity use, which is clearly a lot of power. It’s no secret that power saving is a huge priority for operators everywhere.  Thanks [...]

Into power saving? Start here.2019-09-13T09:06:37-07:00

Need a Helping Hand? Try Staff Augmentation.


Everyone, from time to time, needs a helping hand. Think of the greatest partnerships from history. Sure, everyone remembers Steve Jobs, but he would have gone nowhere without the dutiful assistance of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Same goes for Yankees great Mickey Mantle, who would have had a lot fewer RBIs without Roger Maris batting [...]

Need a Helping Hand? Try Staff Augmentation.2019-08-26T13:36:36-07:00

Monitor, Manage, Repeat. 


Think fast: what do you think the competition is doing right now? Do you think they’re spending countless man-hours and capital to manually watch over their data centers? Unlikely. Gone are the days of guesswork and intensive labor to ensure everything is running smoothly in your facility.  Today, it’s all about automated, remote data center [...]

Monitor, Manage, Repeat. 2019-08-26T13:47:14-07:00

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

Is Your Data Center Equipped for an Earthquake?


Today, at 10:33 AM  at Magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck in California, 11 miles from Ridgecrest, CA - Outside of Los Angeles. And just like today, in a massive 7.0 Alaskan earthquake struck Anchorage, Alaska in Nov 2018, and thankfully ISO-Base technology saved the day for one data center. Here’s their story. Early in [...]

Is Your Data Center Equipped for an Earthquake?2019-07-10T10:44:23-07:00

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