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How to Start an Environmental Monitoring Project

How devastating can heat, humidity, airflow, electricity, and other environmental factors be to a data centre? As equally devastating as viruses, spyware, and other network threats, says Mo Sheikh, marketing programs manager at ITWatchdogs. Implementing a low-cost, Web-enabled monitor, he says, can save hundreds of thousands of dollars by letting responders act before a disaster strikes.

Cooling is Half the Battle

power cooling diagramImprove Data Centre Cooling to Save Energy and Money: (Rod Cher, Processor - Vol. 32 Issue 22). Ubiquitous connectivity, an explosion of online apps, and an increased emphasis on data mining are driving a major expansion of data centre capacity, meaning your data centre’s server capacity is now several times what it was a few years ago, and it’s still increasing.

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