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News & Ideas for the Data-Driven Data Center

Introducing CenterScape Cloud by RF Code

We are pleased to introduce CenterScape Cloud by RF Code. This is the next advancement in our leading asset management and environmental monitoring solution for the data center. With CenterScape Cloud, organizations now have complete flexibility in how they deploy, pay for, integrate with and scale our solution.
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Data Center Optimization Saves CenturyLink Millions of Dollars a Year

According to Synergy Research Group the retail co-lo market grew 8% in 2013. As enterprises continue their relentless move towards cloud IT, co-location space is being snapped up. This is an unsurprising figure. 
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Wearable Technology's Big Data Could Wear Out Your Data Center

The first generation of Google Wear technology was released last week, bringing with it a new era of interaction, connectedness and in the long run, potential strain on the world’s data centers.
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Data Center Uptime: Why 0.1% Makes a Difference

This blog entry was originally posted by Xiaotang Ma from our partner, Server Tech Inc. We've seen a lot of negative PR around downtime lately, affecting the likes of American Airlines, LinkedIn, and as of yesterday, the French government. Both the aforementioned disasters and the information contained in this blog highlight the importance of maintaining uptime. Even the slight increase from 99.9% to 100% availability could be the difference between a costly, publicized failure and assurance.  Here are some statistics we've come across recently which support this:
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On Data Center Energy Optimization, The Times is Late to the Game

What’s all the fuss?  
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The Internet of Things

on Mon, Sep 24, 2012 By | Kevin Heslin | 0 Comments | guest blogs cloud computing
In a news article on this site, I wrote about Rachel Chalmer’s vision for the future of the internet. In her keynote at 451Research’s Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit, she made a personal reference to a friend who was receiving a treatment for Leukemia made possible only because of the development of cloud computing. Later during her speech, she referred to other developments made possible by technology. And later in the conference we were treated to a presentation by Mike Brown, professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Astronomy, in which he discusses how technology helped him “kill” Pluto.
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Betting on the Cloud? Hedge your Bets with Environmental Monitoring

The entire enterprise IT community is storming with tremendous energy into the world of Cloud Computing and Virtualization, and for good reason.  These technologies address head-on the pressing business needs to provide more computing power and increased flexibility for less money.  However, those business benefits are balanced by the risk that comes from having a data center that’s heavily influenced by unpredictable factors outside of the normal controls and patterns that IT professionals are used to experiencing.
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