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Data Center Downtime: Preparing for the Worst

on Mon, Nov 21, 2016 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | downtime uptime disaster avoidance
When Salesforce.com suffered an expensive twelve-hour outage earlier this year, the CEO was forced to apologize to users over social media. This is the kind of scenario that all business leaders dread.
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Why Social Networks Can’t Afford Data Center Failure

on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | uptime downtime disaster avoidance
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Telecom Data Center Downtime: An Expensive Busy Signal

on Tue, Nov 8, 2016 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | asset management environmental monitoring downtime RTOI
:What use is a 99.9999 per cent uptime promise when the data center goes down? As we discussed previously, banks depend on data centers; so do Telecoms carriers. It takes only a few seconds of downtime for the ripples to be felt far and wide.
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Resilient Data Center Equals Resilient Bank

on Wed, Nov 2, 2016 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | environmental monitoring uptime asset management downtime
The moment that bank customers are denied access to their money - whether at an ATM, through telephone banking or online - alarm bells ring. All too often the issue can be attributed to a software problem or faulty servers in the data center.
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Crash. Bang. Lost Revenue. What does Delta’s IT outage teach us?

on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | downtime technology disaster avoidance
A couple of weeks back Delta Air Lines cancelled thousands of flights.
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Confessions of a Data Center Manager: Water, Water Everywhere

on Wed, Jul 6, 2016 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | environmental monitoring disaster avoidance downtime
Often our customers and colleagues in the industry come to us with stories that they wouldn’t want their management or the public hearing about. In this blog series we discuss these experiences and how they could be solved - with all names and confidential information kept a secret of course!
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Tech Trends: The Importance of Monitoring in Hot-Aisle Containment

Thoughts from Datacenter Dynamics Enterprise While exhibiting at the recent DatacenterDynamics Enterprise event in New York City, I had the opportunity to attend a thought-provoking session from Sabey Data Centers: Technology innovation in the data center - improving PUE and WUE and the Mobile Commissioning Assistant. While the VP of Operations was highlighting the different designs and builds of their data centers, he also addressed the different cooling models that each facility used. It was interesting to learn how the various data centers dealt with cooling by using different techniques, each unique to the facility’s layout and surrounding environment. It led me to think about the link between cooling and RF Code’s work in data center optimization, and how no cooling model can be complete without a variety of monitoring solutions. 
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IT Starts with Information, Part 2: Capacity Planning, Improved ROI, Increased Productivity

In part one of our blog series we discussed real-time monitoring’s position within the data center management chain. In this second blog, we analyze how to use this data to dramatically improve TCO through the continuous visibility, management and accurate provisioning of IT assets. Our recent white paper addresses these concepts in more depth, explaining how real-time monitoring, capacity planning and predictive analysis technologies help businesses improve data center agility and efficiency to ensure higher performance at a lower cost.
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IT Starts with Information, Part 1: Data Center Monitoring Ensures Availability, Lowers OpEx

Downtime avoidance and disaster prevention are critical aspects of data center efficiency. Most operators use a multi-pronged approach to address these issues, incorporating redundant systems in their design, applying best practices for operational and maintenance procedures, and using innovative and integrative technologies such as data center infrastructure management (DCIM) systems to improve reliability. Our recent white paper focuses on these concepts and explains how real-time monitoring, capacity planning and predictive analysis technologies help businesses improve data center agility and efficiency to ensure higher performance at a lower cost. In this first of a multi-part blog series, we take a look at the position real-time monitoring has in the data center management chain.
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Data Center Efficiency: Flirting with Disaster

Some points to ponder:
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