Author: Caroline Rossi

It’s Time to Upgrade Data Center Safety

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier By: Voices of the Industry In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Phillip Sandino, Vice President of Data Center Operations at RagingWire Data Centers, examines how data center operators can better protect employees and clients from the hazards of electrical equipment and ensure data center safety. For decades, data center technicians have worked on energized equipment, even though they put their lives and others around them at risk. So why do they keep doing it? To some extent the answer lies in human nature and the nature of data center operators. As humans, we...

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IT Asset Disposition: Mitigate the Risk of Recycling Liability

Does your company have an IT asset disposition plan in place? Data Center POST recently spoke with Liquid Technology’s Managing Partner, Richard Greene, to learn what it takes to safely and securely execute data destruction, e-waste recycling, and computer liquidation. Read on to learn more. By: Joanna Soucy, Editor-in-Chief 1.Can you give some insight into the genesis of Liquid Technology and what you do? As one of the industry’s leading IT asset disposition service providers, Liquid Technology offers a suite of effective and impartial solutions for data destruction, e-waste recycling, and computer liquidation. With nearly 20 years of experience...

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Data Hosting Becomes Pillar Attraction for Irish Foreign Direct Investment

In recent years, a growing number of hyperscale organizations and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been establishing presence in Ireland with significant investment of digital assets. Leveraging the power of the 5 Ps of digital assets hosting: Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes, and Power, Ireland provides investors with the optimal hosting landscape for companies of all sizes across a wide range of industries, offering a secure, reliable, affordable, and effective digital assets hosting ecosystem. As a result, regional investment in the data industry continues to climb each year with steady growth quarter after quarter. As part of its mission...

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Top 3 Reasons E-waste is Your Next Big Problem

By Rob Ruehle, Vice President of Operations, Liquid Technology Whether a company regularly upgrades IT equipment to keep pace with cutting edge technologies, is migrating to the cloud, or simply finds itself with end-of-life hardware it no longer needs, all face the same dilemma: what to do with the no longer needed legacy equipment. Companies faced with this predicament soon realize the problem of excess technology is much more complex than what they face when simply updating their office furniture. Here are three reasons why e-waste may be your next big problem: 1)       Improperly Recycled e-Waste Can Negatively Impact...

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The Makings of a Data Center Trailblazer

What does it take to be a data center trailblazer?  Data Center POST recently spoke with ROOT Data Center’s President and CEO, AJ Byers, to get his take By Joanna Soucy, Editor-in-Chief To be a trailblazer in any industry, you have to challenge the way it has “always been done”. It’s up to a company’s leadership to drive growth and success by creating a unique business model based on innovation and experience. At ROOT Data Center, this means taking the extra time to develop a targeted approach to data center design and construction that is unlike any other providers...

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High-Frequency Trading Requires High-Speed Equipment Upgrading and Secure Data Destruction

By Rob Ruehle, Vice President of Operations, Liquid Technology Although computers entered the financial services sector as early as the 1960s, it was the advent of the internet and low-cost computer hardware in the ‘90s that fueled the emergence of all-electronic trading platforms. Fast-forward to today, and a financial system that began with mainframe computers has become a digital information ecosystem that is increasingly reliant on such next-generation technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data algorithms and cloud. To keep up, firms that engage in high-frequency trading (HFT), must regularly invest in new tech equipment to be at the...

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Solving the DCIM Stale Data Dilemma

By Dave Eastman, VP of InCommand Services, Server Farm Whether you’re using a commercial Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tool or a collection of home-grown products and worksheets, important data often goes stale overtime, which severely undermines the anticipated ROI. The question that enterprises need to answer is why does DCIM data go stale? Service Providers working with their enterprise clients often discover that the culprit is an interruption in “data maintenance” caused by process and training breakdowns. Vast amounts of effort are spent selecting a commercial DCIM tool and/or creating comprehensive worksheets to provide the data required to...

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EdgeConneX Selected as Finalist for Carriers Award for Innovating Distributed Cloud Infrastructure

According to a survey by IDC, 60 to70 percent of all IT enterprises can be expected to make major investments in cloud-based solutions by 2020. Rapid growth in all kinds of cloud services will make cloud computing the fastest-growing of all technology platforms. At the same time, the number of cloud-enabled devices making up the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to grow to 31 billion globally by 2020, and by 2025 will surpass 75.4 billion devices. This incredible proliferation of devices will drive growth in the global IoT market from $2.99 trillion in 2014 to $8.9 trillion in...

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Preparing the Wireless Community for 5G and IoT

Originally posted to Telecom Newsroom According to ABI Research, in-building wireless data traffic will grow at a double-digit rate over the next two years to reach 53 exabytes per month worldwide in 2020. With more than 80 percent of all traffic predicted to originate or terminate indoors, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and mobile equipment vendors remain poised to benefit from this traffic explosion. Meanwhile, Research and Markets reports 5G is on course to be the next game-changer in the global digital connectivity ecosystem, reaching a value of $251 billion by 2025. The main driver of 5G is the ever-increasing...

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Targeting Edge Markets in the Southeast, DC BLOX Brings Technology and Innovation to Birmingham, Alabama

At a press conference that took place on July 9, in Birmingham, Alabama, Jeff Uphues, Chief Executive Officer of DC BLOX, narrated a journey that began on a rainy August night when he and his colleagues stood before a worn and faded sign and a locked gate. ‘For Sale – Redevelopment Site – 27 acres,’ the sign read.  Only 11 months later, standing on the same property, Mr. Uphues and DC BLOX announced its plans to build a new data center campus in Birmingham on what was once the site of Trinity Steel. Intended to be DC BLOX’s flagship...

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