Clean Hands Protect You, Smarter Hands Protect Your IT Team from Coronavirus!


In an attempt to prevent Coronavirus from spreading, many cities have shut down all non-essential businesses and have enacted travel restrictions until at least April 1. Because of these measures, many people are working from home and avoiding contact with crowds of more than ten people. This self-quarantine has changed the way that [...]

Clean Hands Protect You, Smarter Hands Protect Your IT Team from Coronavirus!2020-03-27T15:13:37-07:00

What Kind of Dirt Do You Have on Your IT?


  Your server room may appear clean to the naked eye, but don’t let appearances fool you! There are microscopic contaminants everywhere, and once they build up, you are at risk of damaging your IT equipment and losing uptime.  The moment a data center is deployed and its post-construction/flagship cleaning is completed, contaminants begin [...]

What Kind of Dirt Do You Have on Your IT?2020-03-13T00:03:32-07:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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