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Understanding the Importance of Electrical Consumption, Global Climate Change

Posted on 2/11/2019
This Data Center World workshop presented by DCI Board Member Kevin Kent on March 19 will review three real life data center scenarios that illustrate how to reduce electrical consumption and carbon footprint while applying specific energy efficiency

Thanks, and ​Looking Forward to a Great 2019!

Posted on 1/28/2019
We want to thank our members for their loyalty and fill everyone in on what's in store for 2019.

I’m Sam Rudek and #IAmTheDataCenter

Posted on 1/28/2019
Here's our first #IAmTheDataCenter profile. Meet Sam Rudek, Regional Director for US Data Center Operations, Schneider Electric.

Key Considerations When Building a New Data Center

Posted on 1/14/2019
Getting a clear picture of what already exists helps determine if building a new data center is indeed the right option.

I'm Kevin Kent, and #IAmTheDataCenter

Posted on 1/7/2019
Meet Kevin Kent, Data Center Operations Manager, OSU Wexner Medical Center.

Casino Night a Big Hit ... Yet Again

Posted on 1/7/2019
It's hard to imagine that the Central Ohio Chapter could improve upon last year's Casino Night, but ...

Three Reasons Data Centers Aren't Going Anywhere

Posted on 1/7/2019
While it is certainly true that more organizations have shifted their data to the cloud, I’m not convinced that such a high percentage of companies will be turning off the lights to these facilities for three main reasons.

Edge Computing: Building the Network of the Future

Posted on 1/7/2019
Lance Crosby, CEO of Stackpath, will sit on a DCW panel focused on edge infrastructure. Read this interview to learn how he is building the company's global edge computing platform.

Five Ways to Increase Data Center Resilience

Posted on 1/2/2019
A data center is very much like a car: It needs maintenance to run smoothly and not break down in the middle of your journey. The measurement of how vulnerable your system is to failure determines the resilience of your facility.

AI Competition is Like a New Space Race

Posted on 1/2/2019
The race is on for market leadership in the AI arena. Which country will win?