All posts by Jeffrey R Clark

Is it Time to Modernize Your Data Center Power Infrastructure?

Is it Time to Modernize Your Data Center Power Infrastructure?
November 17, 2014 No Comments »

During the high-growth years of 2003–2008, many organizations scrambled to keep up with capacity demands, rapidly adding new power equipment and putting in place the power infrastructure that would provide enough power capacity for a 10- to 15-year planning cycle. ... Read More »

Evaluating Your Company’s Data Center Needs

Evaluating Your Company’s Data Center Needs
October 31, 2014 No Comments »

IT is an increasingly vital part of almost every industry, whether it’s for just providing contact and other essential information through a simple website or delivering advanced application services to customers. With so many options for meeting a company’s infrastructure ... Read More »

Chillin’ in the Data Center: An Overview of Cooling Towers

Chillin’ in the Data Center: An Overview of Cooling Towers
October 22, 2014 No Comments »

Researchers at Villanova University estimate that data centers are responsible for more than two percent of U.S. electrical usage. All of that energy creates massive heat—and servers do not like heat. It can cause them to become slow, or malfunction ... Read More »

The Benefits of Responsible and Efficient IT Asset Disposal (ITAD)

The Benefits of Responsible and Efficient IT Asset Disposal (ITAD)
September 22, 2014 No Comments »

While most operations within a data center remain unique, all make conscious efforts toward efficiency, security and continuous operations that can help reduce costs and in some cases protect and improve a data center’s image or reputation. These efforts are ... Read More »

Tackling Today’s Security Threats

Tackling Today’s Security Threats
August 29, 2014 1 Comment »

As high-profile security breaches involving major household names continue to make headlines, the challenge for businesses, and SMBs in particular, is to understand the threats and determine how best to protect their data and respond in the event of a ... Read More »

Top Considerations for Avoiding a Breach with Compliant Hosting

Top Considerations for Avoiding a Breach with Compliant Hosting
August 19, 2014 No Comments »

A company’s sensitive data is the foundation of any business, so selecting the right hosting provider is critical for any organization looking to take advantage of the cloud. Internal and external threats, along with compliance issues for companies that are ... Read More »

IT Security in a Post-Snowden World: Dealing With Data Sovereignty and Data Custody Issues

IT Security in a Post-Snowden World: Dealing With Data Sovereignty and Data Custody Issues
August 7, 2014 No Comments »

I’ve been working in or around IT security for more than three decades, and I can’t remember the last time that a cyber-security issue received such sustained attention from the public media. It has been over a year since former ... Read More »

Five Key Characteristics to Look for When Selecting a Managed-Hosting Provider

Five Key Characteristics to Look for When Selecting a Managed-Hosting Provider
July 31, 2014 No Comments »

Managed-hosting providers are increasingly assuming a vital role in all aspects of business operations. As cloud-based technologies and applications continue to evolve, businesses are eager to employ virtual technologies to drive growth. Organizations have developed new business models, services and ... Read More »

Careful What You Wish For: Poor Colocation Design Could Cost You

Careful What You Wish For: Poor Colocation Design Could Cost You
May 8, 2014 No Comments »

While IT professionals often disagree on design and implementation strategies for their data centers, there’s one item on which most agree – these are costly investments. From expenditures on equipment to power and cooling, IT infrastructures are among the most ... Read More »