When it comes to moving your servers off-site, the only real question is “if not here, then why there?” The IT field experiences rapid advancements that give data centres an edge over what other businesses can provide for themselves, from a high level of physical security to network speeds.
Do you remember being admonished as a child for holding the refrigerator door open? Or what about air conditioning – we often hear that raising our thermostats slightly in the summer can result in significant savings.
The data centre is no different in terms of energy conservation strategies; we just do things on a much larger scale.
When the lights go out, we often rely on Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) or “battery backup” systems to keep our computers running. From small and inexpensive home or office units to multi-megawatt data centre installations, these systems all perform the same basic task; they use batteries to supply power to computers and other IT equipment for brief periods when utility power is down. But that’s where the similarity ends - there are some important differences between consumer and enterprise UPS systems.
In my previous post, we explored the difference between Volt-Amps and Watts, and came to the conclusion that, with today’s power-factor-corrected equipment, these two measurements are usually nearly identical.
When searching for a provider to outsource your infrastructure to, the cloud is an attractive option for most businesses, but not every organization is ready to make that leap. A data centre exists to protect equipment and data while offering cost-efficient solutions with higher reliability, increased connectivity and improved physical security.
If you’re seriously considering moving from an in-house server room to a colocation facility, you'll likely have some questions about power. What is a Volt-Ampere, you may be asking, and how is a VA rating different from a power rating in Watts?
When you take advantage of colocation you’re renting space in a data centre for your servers, storage hardware and network devices, leveraging the facility’s resiliency and physical security to provide you the ideal environment for your infrastructure. However, with the rise of cloud services, you may be wondering how colocation is still relevant?
Wow! After a big week in Boston at the Inbound 2017 Conference, I’m excited to head back to Canada and share all my newfound knowledge with my team.
Prior to the year 1450 making a book was a painstaking task, resulting in only 40-50 pages being printed per day. However, the invention of the printing press allowed mass production of books, with knowledge quickly being able to spread throughout Europe.
As a business, your recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) are important aspects to your disaster recovery plan. As part of that plan, your data should be backed up or replicated and knowing your RPO and RTO will help you make an informed decision on what’s right for your business.