Tag Archives: Data Center

Save Your Data! Fire Protection for Data Centers

by Mike Lehner, P.E. This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Many of us have experienced the instant dread and gut-wrenching anguish of such an error message appearing on our computer screens, and escalating frustration as realization sets in; now you get to type that report all over again. Multiply those feelings by […]

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Canary in the Computer Room: How Smoke Detection Systems Can Save the Day

by Mike Lehner, P.E. This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Data centers and computer server rooms play a pivotal role in an organization’s infrastructure. System failures can wreak havoc in lost time and money. A fire in a data center or server room is the ultimate bad day. Wouldn’t it be great […]

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Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Solutions

By Robert Eastman This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Put aside the capital expense of building your data center. Put aside the operational expense of energy consumption, system maintenance and refreshment, property maintenance and staffing. The cost of system or process outages or system downtime can be staggering, from both a monetary […]

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Flywheel vs. Battery for Data Center Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS)

By Matthew J. Woo, P.E., RCDD, LEED AP BD+C Nobody likes an interruption, whether it’s when you’re speaking, working, or perhaps enjoying a good movie, or if it involves the functionality of some piece of equipment on which you rely, like your computer, lighting at night, or your TV during that good movie. For most […]

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Digital Demand: Executing an efficient hospital data center strategy

By Tom Leonidas Jr., P.E., and David Derse, P.E., LEED AP BD+C This article was featured in Health Facilities Management magazine’s February 2013 edition. Read more at HFM’s website or view the PDF. The depressed economy has put hospital data centers in a difficult position. Capital funding has dwindled, but the need for information-based systems […]

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