Data Foundry Blog - Data Centers

What Does It Mean to Commission a Data Center?

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A data center commission is a meticulous process that is essential to ensuring the quality and reliability of a new data center. Because a data center commission is often announced just before a new data center opens, some may think it is a quick process that starts as soon as construction has finished. While the final stage of a data center commission is conducted after the completion of construction, the reality is that the commissioning process can be iterative and lengthy -- sometimes starting as much as six months before completion.

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How to Get the Most from Your Colocation Data Center

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Colocation data centers are an effective way for businesses to reduce capital expense by sharing building infrastructure, physical security, and mechanical equipment. That said, all those experiences aren’t created equally. (Curious on what makes one data center different from another? Here’s a blog we did on what to look for in a reliable colocation data center.) For you to have the best possible experience, there are some things you need to do first.

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Top Reasons Why Texas Data Centers are Strategically Located

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IT disasters can happen suddenly and quickly if your organization is not prepared but failure to plan for any issues or outages could impact your business operations at a critical level. Disasters happen, and while you can’t hope to avoid them all -- you definitely can plan to mitigate those disasters as much as possible.

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Data Center IT trends to lookout for in 2021

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As we hit the ground running in 2021, we reflect back on what we learned in 2020. Last year presented numerous challenges that greatly impacted the IT world, predominantly shaped by the pandemic. With more and more people required to work from home, supporting a distributed remote workforce was top of mind for everyone and will remain so for much of the new year. This is why ensuring your business is set up for success to support a remote workforce in 2021 is at the top of our IT trends watchlist for 2021.

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How Enterprises Utilize Remote Hands Services for Increased Efficiency

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What are remote hands services and why should enterprises utilize this managed service? We’re glad you asked. If you’re an enterprise looking to scale, it’s going to completely change the way you think about IT -- especially when figuring out ways to have uninterrupted service during a pandemic. First though, let’s start with the basics.

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What To Look For in A Reliable Data Center Provider

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As the role of the data center in the modern enterprise has evolved, so too has the process of selecting a colocation provider. While data centers were once only in charge of server housing and infrastructure maintenance, today they are at the core of hybrid cloud strategies. As data centers become integral to the day-to-day operations and long-term success of today’s businesses, how can organizations make the right decision the first time?

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What is a Data Center Virtual Tour?

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If there’s a lesson to be learned from 2020, it’s the importance of being able to do key tasks from the comfort of your own home at any given time. It’s not just about convenience, it’s about safety. COVID-19 has shown that enterprises need to be prepared for the unexpected. It’s the only way to keep your employees, customers, and most importantly their families safe. So how can you keep business as usual and also safe? A data center virtual tour. We’ll explain.

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Why Planning for A Successful Colocation Deployment is Important

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Despite having served some enterprises well in the past, the on-premises data center is quickly being phased out of the contemporary IT framework. As data demands grow quickly and become increasingly complex, many businesses are looking to step out of the data center ownership role in order to focus on more strategic core initiatives.

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How Data Center Virtual Tours Provide Safe Experiences

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every facet of our lives, from business to everyday routines. From schools to grocery stores and even data centers are having to adapt to virtual and remote work environments. That may seem easy, but a lot of thought and strategy goes into the practice of making a data center tour safe and effective for potential clients and partners.

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Enterprise Data Centers and Edge Data Centers: What’s the Difference?

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Due to the pandemic, organizations have recently pivoted to a remote-work model. Understanding the difference between enterprise data centers and edge data centers could help you navigate and understand your organization’s mission-critical IT needs.

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