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The Whens And Whys Of A DataCenter

Most of us go on about our daily lives in business without a care or concern about how our computer systems work, where the applications run, or where our data lives. We don’t know or care whether it lives in a closet within our building or somewhere half-way around the world.

So what are the telltale signs to look for and when within your business that you should care about this thing we call a “Data Center”? Read more

The Mathematics of Power

The math involved in power is fairly straightforward, but it’s worth sharing some of the basics for datacenters so you’ll know how to shop for it when the opportunity presents itself.

First, look at the specs on your equipment to note the total power draw at maximum for each piece of equipment you’ll be bringing into the datacenter. Once you get those totals, divide the number of watts by 1,000 to get the total number of kilowatts (kW). Then take that number by .7 to get an average draw (The OEM specs are typically maximums, so you’ll draw less current on average). This gives you the total kilowatts, so when your service provider of choice (which is LightBound of course) asks you how much power you’ll need, you’ll be prepared with one of the numbers. Read more

Top 5 Considerations When Planning An Office Move

Wherever it is you’re moving, you’ll need to consider changes to your telecommunications infrastructure. If you find yourself in this situation, you will undoubtedly be challenged with keeping your employees and your clients connected. In today’s business world, you simply cannot be without reliable communications. You don’t have to be a Star Trek fan to understand Captain Kirk’s famous line, “more power Scottie!” As the leader of your business, you don’t really care how you are going to get from A to B, but there are some things that will have to fall into place for the long-term health of your business.  Read more