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Improving Data Center Deployment with True Partners
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Warren McCarty on July 21, 2016

What’s your definition of a “partnership”? For data center managers, is a “partner” a manufacturer that keeps product in stock and readily available for data center deployment? Does a partner deliver products on time? Does a partner give you access to “discounted” products?

Sure, data center deployment partners should absolutely do these things. But these things don’t add real value beyond what any other manufacturer can do; every manufacturer should already be keeping products in stock and readily available to best serve you. Any vendor can sell products at a lower cost. But, in our opinion, true partners don’t buy your business – they earn it.

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Tags: Data Center


Cal Poly and 7x24 Exchange Attract New Generations to the Industry
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Warren McCarty on September 08, 2016

Learn why 7x24 Exchange NorCal (the northern California chapter of 7x24 Exchange) is working closely with engineering faculty and administration at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) to help match interested students with the mission-critical industry and its career opportunities.

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Tags: Data Center


6 Reasons Why Enterprises are Moving to the Cloud
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Warren McCarty on September 15, 2016

Are data centers going away? That’s what many are wondering as cloud computing continues to creep into the enterprise.

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6 Ways to Take Your MTDC Beyond Ping-Power-Pipe
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Warren McCarty on October 13, 2016

Ping-power-pipe: That phrase has been used for a long time to describe multi-tenant data centers (MTDCs). As an abbreviated way to describe what they offer – rack or floor space (customers “ping” computers remotely), electrical “power” and an Internet connection (“pipe”) – these three characteristics are often used to compare and evaluate multi-tenant data center performance.

But as MTDC demand from enterprises and cloud providers continues to grow, it’s no longer about what your MTDC offers in terms of space, power and bandwidth. Your customers want to know what else you provide beyond ping-power-pipe. There are several types of valuable services and creative options you can consider to help avoid competing strictly on price.

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Looming Ahead: Mission-Critical Staff Shortages
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Warren McCarty on November 04, 2016

What would happen if we experienced a shortage of people to manage our nation’s power and water supplies? Utility infrastructure would fall into disrepair, problems couldn’t be quickly addressed and – without these necessities, we would ultimately be living high and dry – and in the dark!
Many industry professionals believe that our mission-critical networks – and the data they transmit – are becoming just as important as our utilities. In the very near future, IT may even be considered the “fifth utility.” As IoT and cloud computing continue to take hold, the network will be a top priority – just as important as the other utilities we rely on day to day. It takes qualified personnel to respond to these new technologies, and to accept responsibility for their deployment, maintenance and management.

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6 Ways Data Center Partners Should Help You Say “Yes!” in Multi-Tenant Environments
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Warren McCarty on January 19, 2017

While attending a panel discussion at a data center conference in Chicago last year, I experienced an amazing BFO (Blinding Flash of the Obvious) that has haunted me since. The panel of data center industry experts put forth a simple, old-school message that I am now compelled to share with you: “No matter what our customers ask of us, we need to be able to say ‘yes.’ ”

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