28 April 2022

Data Centers Tips Part 3: Future-Proofing Your Colocation Environment




It’s very difficult to plan for every possible circumstance for your critical infrastructure and where it lives, but we can sure try. Below are a number of items I recommend you consider when procuring your data center space: Right of First Refusals (ROFR’s) If you believe you may need more space soon, but don’t want [...]
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11 April 2022

Data Centers Tips Part 2: Comparing Colocation Quotes – Avoiding The Gotchas




When procuring a new IT solution, each quote you get from a different vendor will look a little different – sometimes a lot different. Today I will dive into what to look for – and what to look out for – in your data center quotes. Cabinets Whether it’s a locking cabinet, ½ cabinet, or [...]
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30 March 2022

Data Center Tips Part 1 : Six Questions to Ask Yourself Before Engaging with a Colocation Vendor




Recently I’ve found that, when it comes to data center opportunities, there are often gaps in what is quoted versus what customers actually require. For that reason, I have written a series of blog posts to help simplify the qualification process for data center deals and help procurement specialists get the best deal possible when [...]
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30 March 2020

Adapting to the New Work from Home Requirements with VPN and Terminal Servers




In our current environment due to the spread of COVID-19, many businesses – some of whom have never implemented a telework policy – are now forced to enable their employees to work from home in order to keep their business on track. The good news is businesses can leverage VPN and remote terminal servers to [...]
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10 November 2017

What You Need to Know Before You Choose Backup Solutions




With a myriad of different options in the marketplace for storage and backup solutions, you know you have to do something to protect your data, but what’s not so easy is knowing where to start. Before you decide on what backup or disaster recovery solution to implement, it’s highly recommended to start off by knowing your […]

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23 June 2017

5 Things to Look for in Your Data Center Partner Search




As an MSP, the obligation to pick a proper data center for one’s clients is paramount. In most situation an MSP is monitoring, patching, and taking care of their clients’ critical infrastructure and making sure that is up and running well to keep their businesses running well. However, it is also important for MSPs to […]

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19 May 2017

Three Tips for Growing Your MSP Organically




It’s common knowledge that maintaining revenue levels is what keeps a business afloat. Growing your business though can be a challenge, especially for managed service providers who must juggle client demand and overhead. How do you increase your profits while remaining competitive? How do you maximize billable time and add new clients without burning out […]

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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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16 February 2017

Data Center Cost Savings Through Vertical Growth




One of the key trends to be aware of in the data center space is that of vertical vs horizontal growth. Even 5 years ago, multi-tenant facilities had a hard (read: expensive) time cooling even 10kW per cabinet, but we’ve come a long way since then. Now, Tier III enhanced facilities can maintain 22+ kW […]

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3 January 2017

4 Tips to Avoid Oversubscribing to Power in Your Data Center




As the technology industry, and many others, move toward a ‘pay for what you use’ business model, I still find a constant issue with the over subscription of power. I’m sure it comes as a shock, but the facilities and power company benefit heavily when they contract for power that isn’t being used. When this […]

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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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