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2014 March/April

Check out this month's issue of Mission Critical, which features articles about data center design, lowering PUE, and monitoring solutions.

Power & Management Best Practices For Enterprise Data Center Design

Meet your power and management goals throughout the life of the data center by adhering to best practices during the design phase.
April 2, 2014
The data center is one of the most dynamic and critical operations in any business.


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Harmonics In The Modern Data Center

Plan for the impact of harmonics when planning new changes in your data center.
April 2, 2014
In today’s data center landscape, facility managers seek to operate with reliable and energy efficient equipment that produces a low total cost of own-ership.


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Mitigating Data Center Risk by Adopting a New IT Automation STRATEGY

Try a modern approach, which puts processes and systems first.
April 2, 2014
Data centers are complicated, fluid, and sometimes risky places.


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Working Towards A Smarter Data Center

Use the tools and metrics at your disposal to maximize data center efficiency.
April 2, 2014
The pursuit for a holistic metric that covers the complete data center performance is still ongoing.


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Integrating Automated Controls For Data Centers: ABMS/PLC Network Design Ap-proach

Read on to learn how to design a control and monitoring network with a long life.
April 2, 2014
The controls industry has recognized the increased need for component, equipment, and system interrelatedness, and has moved to more open com-munication protocols that facilitate easier integration into local and/or distributed facility monitoring control systems.


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The Cloud Has Walls

Part II. The technical aspects of acquisitions.
April 2, 2014
As the cloud gains popularity among endusers, cloud providers are looking for opportunities to expand their business through data center acquisitions.


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This Spring Has A Lot Going For It

Discussions on data center design, monitoring solutions, low PUEs, and warmer temperatures: what’s not to like?
April 2, 2014
I would be remiss if I did not mention the year’s biggest news story (so far): the weather.


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John Regan Of Carter Validus Is A Man On A Mission

He is bridging the gap between IT and facilities.
April 2, 2014
I met up with John Regan at IMN last year. He landed at LGA Wednesday night. As soon as his UBER hit Manhattan at 11:30 p.m., he received a note.


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Thermal Runaway: The Unexpected Killer Of Your Data Center

Avoid a cascade of failures by planning ahead.
April 2, 2014
What is the right way to cost effectively cool a data center?


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Heard on the Internet: April 2014

April 2, 2014
This week, Mike Foust left Digital Realty. Wow. It’s hard for me to picture Digital without Mike.


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A New World Of Colocation

To survive, colocation service providers must evolve with the times.
April 2, 2014
A colocation data center can provide IT facilities equipment, rack space, connectivity, and environmental support facilities, including power, cooling, physical security, and physical storage.


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Earth Day And The Data Center

Assessing the ecological impact of data centers.
April 2, 2014
As our world becomes ever more data centric, the data center and the energy it uses seems to become a focal point of criticism for groups such as Greenpeace and the Sierra Club, as well as many others.


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Document Management Programs For Data Centers

Up-to-date documentation can reduce headaches down the road.
April 2, 2014
There are industries where typical sites have accurate and comprehensive documentation.


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UPS Systems from Tripp Lite

April 2, 2014
Tripp Lite has announced that more than 100 of its UPS systems are now compatible with Network UPS Tools (NUT) software.


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Containment Systems from Schneider Electric

April 2, 2014
The EcoAisle™ containment system from Schneider Electric™ is designed to optimize airflow efficiency and is available for data center environments with row, room, and external cooling systems.


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Micro-Distribution Cables from Opticonx

April 2, 2014
Opticonx’s line of micro-distribution cables are suited for high-density pre-terminated MTP trunks, hybrid MTP/LC trunks, and LC/LC trunks for data center applications.


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Plenum Distribution Cables from AFL

April 2, 2014
AFL has updated its line of indoor/outdoor plenum distribution cables.


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Symbol Recognition Software from ConEst Software Systems

April 2, 2014
SureCount Symbol Recognition Software from ConEst Software Systems is an electronic takeoff and symbol recognition software for electrical, low voltage, and data cabling contractors.


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Cabinet locks from CPI

April 2, 2014
CPI’s Electronic Lock Kits (ELS) eliminate the need for keys and provide greater security for cabinets.


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Fiber Distribution Systems from Leviton

April 2, 2014
Leviton has introduced the HDF3168 Fiber Distribution System, a high-density solution that consolidates fiber network patching in data centers.


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Patch Panels from Sumitomo Electric Lightwave

April 2, 2014
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave has announced the introduction of its new 4th Level DataCenter Solutions LGX and High Density (HD) patch panel product line.


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Report: ODCA Members Scaling Cloud Usage, Integration Of ODCA Requirements

In member survey, three-quarters of respondents are incorporating ODCA requirements into their cloud purchasing decisions.
March 24, 2014
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has released its third annual membership survey.
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Data Center Expert Scott Noteboom To Give Keynote At Data Center World 2014

He will speak on emerging data center markets from now to 2025.
March 5, 2014
Scott Noteboom, founder and CEO of LitBit and former data center executive at Apple and Yahoo! will deliver the keynote address at Data Center World Spring 2014 in Las Vegas, April 29-May 2, 2014.
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7x24 Exchange International Partners With The National Science Foundation Center

The pair will focus on energy-smart electronic systems (ES2) designed to improve the energy efficiency of data centers.
March 14, 2014
7x24 Exchange International announces its strategic partnership with The National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2).
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Multimedia

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Scenes from day one at 7x24Exchange

MC editor Kevin Heslin snapped shots of the first day at 7x24Exchange's annual Conference.
4/22/14 2:00 pm EST

Right-Sizing Legacy Power Systems in Data Centers

On-Demand More efficient IT and UPS hardware, more efficient cooling systems, and energy efficiency measures like server virtualization, have reduced the power system load in many legacy data centers. How can this negatively affect the proper operation and efficiency of the power system?

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MC april issue 2014

2014 March/April

Check out this month's issue of Mission Critical, which features articles about data center design, lowering PUE, and monitoring solutions.

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