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A Blueprint for Consolidating your Data Center

So, you’re contemplating consolidating your data center. Let us help! We’re here to provide you with step-by-step directions if you choose to consolidate. A major driver behind data center consolidation is the outsourcing of enterprise IT functions to the cloud to enable greater efficiency and scalability. As enterprises migrate their data centers, IT infrastructure processes, and computing platforms to the cloud, many seize the opportunity to realize cost savings by consolidating on-premise data center equipment and space. Many IT professionals already have running, consolidated data centers and are finding the operational, financial and competitive advantages of consolidation are clear. Most [...]

A Blueprint for Consolidating your Data Center2018-08-14T09:00:41+00:00

Single Phase UPS Management, Maintenance and Lifecycle

“How long will my battery last?” and “What is the best practice for maintaining my UPS?” are very common questions posed from UPS owners. Few realize there is more to the UPS than just battery back-up; and that, like all electronics it has a life expectancy. Many of the factors that affect battery life also affect UPS electronics. Some factors may be controlled by taking some preventative measures or simply adjusting some basic UPS settings. With the average cost of data center downtime around $9,000 per minute (according to the Ponemon Institute), keeping uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) up and running [...]

Single Phase UPS Management, Maintenance and Lifecycle2018-06-19T09:00:24+00:00

UPS Maintenance Matters

Proactive Maintenance Extends the Life of Your UPS New cars come with a built-in benefit: reliable transportation. But reliability also depends on performing regular scheduled maintenance―changing the oil, rotating the tires, replacing the battery, and more―to prolong the life of your car. Like new cars, regularly maintaining uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) ensures a reliable supply of power and prevents downtime. These proactive measures not only protect your UPS investment from failure, but they can also extend its life. Ready to be proactive? Download and view our UPS LifeCycle Infographic here to learn more!

UPS Maintenance Matters2018-05-30T15:18:55+00:00

Micro Data Center Solutions

Discover the power of Micro Data Centers See why so many industries rely on the largest selection of Micro Data Centers available on the market. Learn how these standardized, cost-effective, simple to manage solutions can transform your company today. 2NSystems makes it fast, easy and cost effective to design, procure and deploy the physical layer of IT systems to Data Centers or the Edge, anywhere in the world. Here's how: Certified – IT vendor validated architectures and solutions Fast - Pre-Installation of the physical layer makes it easy for customers, partners and integrators to quickly install IT equipment and deliver to [...]

Micro Data Center Solutions2018-05-23T03:14:47+00:00

What Are the Benefits of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)?

Ask yourself these questions: Can you easily tell which cabinets in your data center have available capacity? Do you have readily accessible information about power usage by server, rack, or circuit? Can you determine the best location for new equipment without physically walking into the data center to look, or using potentially outdated spreadsheets? Do you know exactly which critical assets will be affected by a proposed change? When you initiate a new energy efficiency measure, is it easy to track the results? Are you alerted when UPS batteries are close to failing, or when hot spots or other downtime [...]

What Are the Benefits of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)?2016-12-15T21:14:37+00:00

3 Keys to Better Data Center Management

These days, it’s hard to tell which aspect of data centers is greater: their criticality or their complexity. Data centers have become the essential drivers of many businesses, and their rise in importance has been paralleled by the evolution of technology necessary to maintain them. Managing them requires using the best tools and practices, because downtime carries high costs. Here are three keys to effective data center management. Get the Big Picture Data center performance is multidimensional. It involves many IT and facility factors that are interconnected, including power, cooling, energy efficiency, server capacity, asset tracking, and maintenance needs. Information [...]

3 Keys to Better Data Center Management2016-11-30T13:36:03+00:00

How to Recognize and Eliminate Power Quality Issues in Your Data Center

When data center managers think about electrical power, it’s usually in terms of the quantity of power consumed by equipment and operations and how to make energy use more efficient. But equally as important is power quality, an assessment of the stability and reliability of incoming voltage and frequency as it moves through your facility. Power quality can impact more than productivity — power interruptions and fluctuations can be costly. Smart managers pay attention to power quality issues and take steps to prevent them. Some of the most common power quality issues include: Voltage sags, swells, and spikes: Brief decreases [...]

How to Recognize and Eliminate Power Quality Issues in Your Data Center2016-11-09T19:12:50+00:00

4 Ways to Reduce Data Center Downtime

Increased dependency on data centers to drive businesses has led to increased demand for 24/7 accessibility — and data center downtime can have disastrous consequences. How costly is data center downtime? Studies from APC by Schneider Electric have examined the costs of data center downtime by industry: from $1,544.80 per hour in hospitality, to $9,774.80 per hour in retail, to a whopping $14,836.80 per hour in insurance. To avoid downtime — and the big price tag that comes with it — here are four important areas to address. 1. Make Availability the Top Priority In today’s connected environment, availability is [...]

4 Ways to Reduce Data Center Downtime2016-10-11T13:30:08+00:00

DCIM Software: The Key to Optimizing Your Data Center Life Cycle

Data centers have become the cores of many businesses. As dependence on data centers increases, and technology continues to evolve, companies are discovering the advantages of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software to help them navigate operational complexities. Whether you are constructing a new data center or upgrading your existing facilities to meet your business goals, you need the centralized information management that DCIM software provides. A solution such as Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare for Data Centers, a suite of DCIM software tools, is the key to optimizing the performance of your data center throughout its life cycle. The five phases [...]

DCIM Software: The Key to Optimizing Your Data Center Life Cycle2016-09-07T20:03:26+00:00

3 Ways DCIM Helps Companies Solve Data Center Challenges

In recent years, data centers have experienced booming growth, both in physical size and in importance to businesses. Not only is there the business data itself to consider (such as sales records or customer databases), but there are also increasing amounts of facility operational data to manage (such as power consumption, temperature, and humidity controls, rack space, and more). As data center challenges become more complex, companies are turning to data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software for essential and effective monitoring of their enterprises. Three main areas where DCIM is most helpful are visibility, availability, and capacity planning. Increased Visibility: [...]

3 Ways DCIM Helps Companies Solve Data Center Challenges2016-09-01T19:38:00+00:00