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64% of IT Managers Had an AirCon Failure in the Last Year!

In 2007 we commissioned a survey of data centre managers and found that over 45% of the IT managers and facilities personnel that we spoke to had experienced an air-conditioning failure within the previous 12 months. As a supplier of...
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Could an Air-Conditioning Malfunction Actually Trigger Your Data Centre Fire Suppression System?

If one system fails in a data centre, the knock-on effect can be huge. Queen’s University, Ontario, can attest to this. What began as an air-conditioning system failure ended in their data centre being offline for about 20 hours. In...
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Will the UK Energy Gap End in Data Centre Disaster?

During 2015 there were 640 power outages reported across the United Kingdom. This number represents a sizeable 19% increase on the 537 outages that were reported during the previous year. Over 2.5 million people were affected. This trend is expected...
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Why ‘Always-On’ Shouldn’t be an Obstacle to Implementing Data Centre Power Monitoring

A news article recently appeared online after it was discovered that 8-inch floppy disks are still in use within some of the most technologically advanced departments of the US Government – including the US nuclear force! For better or for...
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Humidity Extremes Continue To Seriously Damage Businesses

With so much emphasis now being focused on 24/365 operation and the well-being of staff, humidity monitoring and control in data centres and offices is set to play a vital role in achieving the goals of IT and Human Resources...
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Early-adopters of ISO50001 now achieving significant power cost savings

With savings of over $2,000,000 USD per annum reported by Delta Electronics and carbon emissions reductions of 11% at Sheffield’s Hallam University, could ISO50001 change the way energy is monitored and managed? Many of us are familiar with the industrial...
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DCIM Lite – Alternative DCIM Thinking

Traditional DCIM software plays a vital role in the management of data centre environments but deciding on what you actually want from a DCIM solution can be a lengthy process. However, the rapid deployment of a cost-effective ‘DCIM Lite’ package,...
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CONUNDRUM NOW SOLVED!… How to monitor your rack power when smart PDU’s are not an option

The Conundrum: How to remotely monitor the power consumption of your rack equipment without the disruption and downtime associated with implementing smart PDU’s? The Solution: Our unique new PowerZook sensor! Quick and easy to install with zero downtime required, PowerZook...
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Could the ‘Team Sky effect’ help reduce your Data Centre costs?

The success of British cycling, be it by Team GB or Team Sky, has been astonishing; from an also-ran to a world leader in less than a decade. This success has been largely attributed to one man - Sir Dave...
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