17 March 2017

Dive Into Data Center Cooling: CRAH vs CRAC




Recently we’ve been talking about the innovations and trends within the data center world. One of the great innovations that isn’t necessarily ‘new’, but is becoming more and more prevalent in the construction and infrastructure of state-of-the-art data centers is utilizing air-handlers as opposed to air conditioners. The acronyms CRAH (pronounced “kraw”) and CRAC (pronounced […]

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5 December 2016

Three Reasons to Host in a Third-Party Data Center




It’s easy to be cavalier about where your hardware is sitting when it is functioning properly and easily accessible. However, there are many challenges facing those who decide to keep their infrastructure in places other than a professional data center. Below are a couple items to think about, and reasons why hosting gear in a […]

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4 November 2016

When It Comes to Your Data Center Alternate Energy Advancements Matter




This week, AWS announced that it was investing in a 189 MW wind farm in Ohio to help power three new data centers it is building in the state. Their goal is to get to 40% renewable energy use on AWS global infrastructure by the end of the year and ultimately to make it to […]

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19 October 2016

Colocation and Disaster Recovery Save Insurance Firm $1M in Yearly Operating Costs




Like many businesses this $2B insurance firm’s infrastructure had aged and they were interested in upgrading their technology and colocation solutions so they issued a request for proposal. As part of their due diligence in responding to the RFP, Data Canopy interviewed the stakeholders at the insurance firm to more deeply understand its pains and business goals. What we identified […]

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7 April 2016

Tips for Finding the Best Ashburn, VA Colocation




You have decided to colocate in Ashburn, now what? You need to find a facility that will not only provide all your needed specifications but offer a true partnership. There are many options for providers so knowing what to look for will help narrow the immense field down to the perfect location. Here are a […]

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26 January 2016

Four Reasons Your Colocation Data Center Should Be in Ashburn, VA




When choosing the best location for your colocation data center needs, often people look to their backdoors. If your back door is Ashburn, you have found the place. If you are not near Ashburn, VA, you should still consider Ashburn for primary or redundant or backup hosting. It’s one of the fastest growing data center […]

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