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  1. Data Center Environmental Monitoring

    Selecting a Monitoring System Monitoring can range from electrical power equipment supporting critical load such as UPS systems, diesel generators, PDU/RPP’s down to individual branch circuits within power panels. When evaluating a monitoring system consider what type of graphics are desired and available.  Pictorial diagrams displaying individual monitored components are helpful, especially ones that change color or light up in...
  2. Remote Data Center Site Management

    Remote Data Center Site Management Click here to view, print and share a pdf of this article. There are several keys to managing remote locations.  Having detailed processes and procedures and hiring the best people possible and cross training them on a variety of equipment and systems is critical.  Managing a data center remotely is like performing an activity blind. ...
  3. Rules on the Floor

    Rules of the Floor Do you have rules for your critical raised floor? Implementation of this easy project can save time and money by avoiding problems that can occur in your data center. I found that floor rules are easily communicated by posting large signs on all the entrance doors to your critical raised floor, as well as providing small...
  4. Dangers Lurking Inside Server Cabinets

    Beware the Dangers lurking inside your Server Cabinets! You’re responsible for millions of dollars in equipment and infrastructure investments.  Success is measured in uptime and most people outside of the IT inner circle don’t even know you exist.  Failure is downtime measured in lost revenue, which can run into the millions of dollars per occurrence, and the notoriety that follows...
  5. Dual Corded Servers

    Why use Dual Corded Servers? Let's face it - a facilities greatest challenge is to keep servers up and running 7x24, even during maintenance on the critical power paths that feeds the equipment. Even if you are one of the lucky sites that allow you to shut down all the servers on an annual basis you are still faced with...
  6. Generator Maintenance

    Being prepared for Power Outages…Diesel Generator Maintenance Power outages occur; they are practically unavoidable, that’s why diesel generator backups are such an important part of the data center industry.  My data centers didn’t need our backup generators very often, but when we did, it was critical that they be ready to go at a moment’s notice.  Knowing whether or not...

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