This Halloween, Banish Zombie Servers


  As September comes to a close, we peer around the corner to the spookiest of months, October, which brings us cooler weather, full moons, ghosts, witches and, of course, zombies. Normally, when you think of zombies, you imagine the flesh- and brain-seeking undead with arms outstretched and slowly shuffling toward their next meal. But [...]

This Halloween, Banish Zombie Servers2019-09-26T12:12:57-07:00

Faster data center build-outs? No problem. 


Think about it for a second. How many distributors and subcontractors did you have to bring in on your last data center build-out? More than a few? That’s what we thought. Now, how much fun was it to try and juggle each vendor, ensuring the timeline was adhered to and the budget wasn’t blown? Not [...]

Faster data center build-outs? No problem. 2019-11-01T08:34:31-07:00

Four Tips for Better Data Center Management


Data center management: sometimes, it presents quite the dilemma. How do you maintain your reputation for uptime while keeping an eye on the costs associated with running a data center? Anyone who has been there knows it’s not an easy line to walk. Some days it seems there is pressure from every angle, from management [...]

Four Tips for Better Data Center Management2019-10-04T13:47:22-07:00

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

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
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