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ARE YOU UP TO SPEED WITH THE 2018 CHANGES TO THE NFPA 70E ELECTRICAL SAFETY STANDARD?

By: Dwayne Kessinger, C.E.S.C.P,  Project Manager Anyone who works with electricity knows how important it is to be aware of potential safety hazards. These hazards include shock, arc flash heat and explosions that can take place due to electrical mishaps. Predicting the level of hazard can be calculated thanks to the NFPA 70e Standard for […]

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Are You Considering Container-based or Modular Data Centers for Your Data Needs? Here are Seven Differences You Need to Know First.

Are You Considering Container-based or Modular Data Centers for Your Data Needs? Here are Seven Differences You Need to Know First.

The evolution of data center design has shifted from the traditional solution: expanding floor space to accommodate increased IT needs, to smaller component-based solutions. The two main component-based options are container-based and prefabricated modular (PFM) solutions. Container-based data centers were the first generation of PFM data centers. Typically built using an ISO (International Standards Organization) […]

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The Evolution of Modular Data Centers

The Evolution of Modular Data Centers

HISTORY OF DATA CENTERS Since the late 1990s, when data centers became mainstream, to now, companies struggle with: Building their own data centers from the ground up Leasing space in an existing data center Buying or leasing an existing building and renovating it Each of these options comes with some drawbacks. Companies that build their […]

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The Construction Workers’ Guide to Staying Warm on the Job Site

The Construction Workers’ Guide to Staying Warm on the Job Site

Working outside during the winter can leave construction workers susceptible to hypothermia, frostbite or trench foot, a decaying of the feet due to prolonged cold and wet conditions. In extreme cases, workers without proper personal protection equipment can also suffer shock that could even lead to death. Not only do workers need to stay warm […]

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Five Common Myths about Prefabricated Modular Data Centers

Five Common Myths about Prefabricated Modular Data Centers

By Ron Vokoun, Director of Mission Critical Design In my blog post entitled, “Top Ten Data Center Predictions for 2016.” I predicted that 2016 would be The Year of Modular. This year we saw an increasing number companies in data-intensive industries such as healthcare, retail and financial services add prefabricated modular (PFM) data centers to […]

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TOP TEN DATA CENTER PREDICTIONS FOR 2016

TOP TEN DATA CENTER PREDICTIONS FOR 2016

Now that 2015 is behind us, strategies are being developed by enterprises, colocation providers and web giants alike for the next great developments in IT. Will 2016 be the year that cloud kills the data center? Will the race to the edge continue? Who is happy that the term “fog computing” never caught on? Below, […]

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