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

Scalable Cooling Solutions


Data Center Cooling Options If you could design the perfect data center, what would be at the top of your list? A Hawaiian location? An endless budget? Perfect employees who never make mistakes? OK, we can all dream. But when it comes to the reality of data centers, efficiency tops many realistic lists. And make [...]

Scalable Cooling Solutions2019-06-26T08:06:01-07:00

New Tax Incentives Set to Drive Data Center Growth in Chicago


Already Third in Nation for Capacity, Chicago Poised to Grow Despite being third in the nation for data center capacity, Chicago has always had something of a problem realizing its full potential as a data center powerhouse. That is until now. Historically suffering from unfavorable tax laws, the Midwestern city has nonetheless kept pace with [...]

New Tax Incentives Set to Drive Data Center Growth in Chicago2019-07-30T08:57:24-07:00

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 What’s the most outdated element in your data center?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

We’ve Got the Power! (Data Center Power, That is)


Look out at your data center for a second. As you do, take the high level view. Looks pretty solid, right? Then, take in every little detail and really think about each component part - data center power, lighting, cooling, the servers, everything in sight. Everything probably looks fairly well in order. You work hard [...]

We’ve Got the Power! (Data Center Power, That is)2019-07-23T14:26:50-07:00

Case Study: What to Do When Business Needs Change


Pivoting on a Dime What is it they say about best-laid plans? We've all been there before - just when you think everything in your data center project is going smoothly, something comes along and upsets the balance, sending you off into a million new directions. We recently experienced this very situation with a client [...]

Case Study: What to Do When Business Needs Change2019-07-11T22:44:08-07:00

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

A Clean Sweep: Data Center Cleaning Made Easy


  Keep it Clean, Folks Do you get excited when you think about data center cleaning? You do? OK, sit down there, class clown. We’ve heard enough cracks from you. Truth is, keeping your data center or colocation clean is one of those things that you know you need to do, but it’s hard to [...]

A Clean Sweep: Data Center Cleaning Made Easy2019-05-20T15:12:40-07:00

May 17 Data Center News


Data Center News for Friday, May 17, 2019. This week in data center news, the UK's data industry shrugs off Brexit worries, an uptick in server purchases, new age edge solutions and a new 75MW campus in northern Virginia. Northern Virginia News Compass Datacenters, previously known for wholesalse facilities, will begin construction on a planned [...]

May 17 Data Center News2019-09-13T09:25:23-07:00