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Where is the Best Location in a Building for a Data Center?

Where is the Best Location in a Building for a Data Center?

Ideally, the best location in a building for a data center (a high reliability data center) is in a single-story, detached building with no functions (other than IT and tech support) in the facility. Though often the data center is usually located in a multi-purpose facility for cost reasons. And more than likely the facility is also multi-story and multi-tenant. So given these constraints […]

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Increase Efficiency and Reduce Risk in the Data Center

Increase Efficiency and Reduce Risk in the Data Center

Increase efficiency and reduce risk in the data center, it begins with a strategy. The data center energy dilemma continues as data centers account for 2% of the world’s energy usage. One data center can use enough electricity to power 180,000 homes. Considering that electricity accounts for nearly a third of data centers ongoing operating expense, and along with rising energy costs, those operating […]

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A Student Housing Modernization

Student Housing Modernization

Student housing modernization projects are becoming more and more essential to facilitate the latest in technology advancements. Universities are competing to attract the brightest students and modern, high-tech accommodations are a selling point. The Manzanita Hall at Arizona State University featured in this month’s Architectural Record is a diamond-shaped ’60s dormitory, which was adapted to meet the needs of today’s plugged-in students. For this student […]

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Human Capital in the Data Center

Human Capital in the Data Center

Why Professional Development is the most important investment for your business. Human Capital in the Data Center- this article by DCD Pro offers career information, tips and advice on data center jobs. The data center business is responsible for a staggering 2% of energy use worldwide and makes a hugely important contribution to the global economy. Given that millions of dollars can potentially be […]

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Meet Danny Kim, PlanNet’s Newest Team Member!

Danny Kim

Danny Kim is PlanNet’s new Director of Audio Visual Services. Danny Kim comes to PlanNet with over 20 years of professional hands-on experience in technology environments. Prior to joining PlanNet, Danny was Director of IT and Special Projects at Riot Games, where he played a vital role in building the Riot Games IT organization from ground-up to full support for over 1,600 employees worldwide […]

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LA’s Herbalife Triathlon

Herbalife Triathlon

PlanNet’s Brian Tasker triumphs at the Los Angeles Herbalife Triathlon. PlanNet’s Brian Tasker is a huge fan of triathlon competitions and wakes up very early to sneak in swim, bike or run training before heading to the office or to see his clients. When he saw that the Herbalife Los Angeles Triathlon was a week away, he decided it would be fun to join […]

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Keeping Backup Power Ready

backup power

Standby Generators Require Regular Testing, Maintenance, Exercising, And Inspection The stakes are quite high when it comes to optional or life-safety emergency standby power systems. Failure to start or failure to run can have enormous consequences. Regular testing, maintenance, exercising, and inspection can help keep standby generators ready to perform when needed. For optional standby generators (not required by life-safety code), critical loads supported […]

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