Data Center Facilities Management | Why Outsource Your Data Center Facilities Management
Our potential customers who have not previously outsourced data center facilities management and operations to companies that develop and manage multiple data centers frequently ask this question.
Outsourced Data Centers: One Overall Concern
When a company evaluates a third party corporate data center for colocation or disaster recovery, the price of services is usually a concern. However, it is not the main concern. . .while one corporate data center operator may provide them with a lower price for monthly service, will that operator be the most highly available data center operator for that company’s applications?
New Approach to Water Treatment in the Data Center
Water Treatment in a Critical Data Center Facility is one of the most overlooked items. The quality of water greatly affects the facility’s ability to cool its critical environments.
Hybrid IT – The Standard for Today’s Businesses
A vast majority of companies are adopting a Bi-Modal or Hybrid IT strategy. In a nutshell, it’s a combination of putting some applications in the cloud, putting some on dedicated hardware in their own data center or in a colocation facility.
Next Generation Colocation: T5 Opens Up To Customers with StruxureWare DCIM
T5 recently rolled out StruxureWare, Schneider Electric’s DCIM suite, in its LA and Atlanta locations, and it’s at the heart of the company’s evolution.
Transparency Comes True: T5 Takes in the Full View Through DCIM
T5 Data Centers has gained a master view of its operations and facilities by embracing StruxureWare for Data Centers.
5 Popular Data Center Trends for 2016 – A Not-So-New Year Ahead
As companies wrap up 2015 and begin to put their strategic plans in place to make 2016 a successful year, I am beginning to see some trends that have become universal across many of the verticals I work with at T5.
Partnering: A Win for All in the Data Center
Partnering allows businesses to focus on their core business while offering products they couldn’t otherwise provide. Data Centers can benefit, too.
In Data Center Design, Experience and Foresight
are Critical to Total Availability
Providing total availability for our customers is a matter of anticipating what can go wrong with a given data center design.
Changing the Rules: Consumable Infrastructure
Service Models Using Colocation
If you’re considering colocation today, consider how each provider can help you in the areas of DCIM, Cloud Connectivity, and Flexible Contracting.
Cultivating the Enterprise Mindset
To deliver the level of services and expertise that CIOs and IT personnel demand requires employing an “enterprise mindset.”
Data Center Success is the Product of Teamwork and Collaboration
When undertaking any kind of data center deployment, the best way to deliver a perfect data hall construction project is with collaboration and teamwork.
Reducing Energy Waste in the Data Center
It’s well understood that data centers are large consumers of energy. In fact, in 2013, U.S. data centers consumed 91 billion kilowatt hours of electricity – enough to power all of New York City for two years. It is both environmentally responsible and good business to apply strategies to reduce data center energy consumption. Learn more in this post by Joe Parrino, SVP, T5 Facilities Management.
The Importance of Critical Data Trending in the Data Hall
Capturing, interpreting and applying critical trend data as it pertains to critical infrastructure is crucial in the modern data center.
Incident Response: How We Prepare for the Unexpected?
Every data center operator should have an Incident Response Plan in place to deal with those unexpected failures.
Minimizing Human Error in Data Center Operations
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to create a clockwork data center where you get the system up and just let it run?
DC-Powered Electrically-Commutated Plug-Fan
Technology for Data Center Precision Cooling
EC fans are generally recognized as being the latest thing in energy efficient air movement technology, but what is an EC fan and what makes it so special?
Infrared Thermographic Technology in the Data Center
Infrared thermography or thermal imaging in the data center is becoming a widely used predictive tool to help ensure uptime at all levels.
Is Los Angeles just a Snapchat shot or a brief
Tinder flame in the flash pan of Tech?!
Jason Huk of T5 Data Centers reviews the technology surge in Los Angeles on the “Silicon Beach.”
Data Center Cooling Systems vs. Extreme Weather Events
Joe Parrino, SVP, Data Center Operations, discusses recent extreme weather at T5@Atlanta. Data center cooling systems must perform no matter what the weather is outside, and the Polar Vortex revealed an unexpected vulnerability.