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T5 Data Centers – TheLEADER Magazine

Published Mar 7, 2017 by David Horowitz

T5 Data Centers is featured in the March issue of CoreNet’s monthly magazine TheLEADER. In this article, David Horowitz of T5 takes a look at the IT challenges faced by corporations to develop the most effective strategy for storing and managing their IT infrastructure.


5 Things We Can Learn From The AWS Outage

Published Mar 2, 2017 by Bob Kramlich

According to SimilarTech 148,213 companies rely on AWS S3. 3-4 trillion pieces of data are stored on it. When there’s an outage, we all are impacted to some extent. As more and more companies adopt a cloud-first or cloud-only strategy, incidents like the one on Feb. 28th will become more impactful.


5 Things To Consider After Choosing A Data Center Provider

Published Feb 14, 2017 by Bob Kramlich

Making the decision to put one’s computer infrastructure into a data center colocation facility is certainly a transformative process. Usually teams of stakeholders in a business have input on what they need in this process to better meet the demands of the business.


What Makes the Chicago Data Center Market Great?

Published Nov 22, 2016 by David Horowitz

Companies looking for efficient and cost effective data center solutions should look no further than Chicago. It’s a market with rich data center history that is risk averse to natural disasters or potential power grid failures because of its central location.


Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Comes of Age

Published Sep 19, 2016 by Craig Mckesson

With the demand for real-time data access comes the need for real-time insight into the network infrastructure. Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is now available to provide real-time data center insight and control.


Outsourced Data Centers: One Overall Concern

Published Jun 28, 2016 by Bob Kramlich

When a company evaluates a third party corporate data center for colocation or disaster recovery, the price of services is usually a concern. However, it is not the main concern. . .while one corporate data center operator may provide them with a lower price for monthly service, will that operator be the most highly available data center operator for that company’s applications?


Hybrid IT – The Standard for Today’s Businesses

Published Feb 9, 2016 by Bob Kramlich

A vast majority of companies are adopting a Bi-Modal or Hybrid IT strategy. In a nutshell, it’s a combination of putting some applications in the cloud, putting some on dedicated hardware in their own data center or in a colocation facility.


Cultivating the Enterprise Mindset

Published Sep 8, 2015 by Joseph Parrino

To deliver the level of services and expertise that CIOs and IT personnel demand requires employing an “enterprise mindset.”


Reducing Energy Waste in the Data Center

Published May 8, 2015 by Joseph Parrino

It’s well understood that data centers are large consumers of energy. In fact, in 2013, U.S. data centers consumed 91 billion kilowatt hours of electricity – enough to power all of New York City for two years. It is both environmentally responsible and good business to apply strategies to reduce data center energy consumption. Learn more in this post by Joe Parrino, SVP, T5 Facilities Management.


Data Center Cooling Systems vs. Extreme Weather Events

Published Apr 4, 2014 by Joseph Parrino

Joe Parrino, SVP, Data Center Operations, discusses recent extreme weather at T5@Atlanta. Data center cooling systems must perform no matter what the weather is outside, and the Polar Vortex revealed an unexpected vulnerability.


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Human Bias and Data Center Operations

Published Oct 3, 2013 by Joseph Parrino

Joe Parrino, SVP, Data Center Operations, discusses human bias in the data center. Humans are flawed; it’s a big issue in data center management. This look at NASA’s Columbia tragedy gives us some insight on how we can overcome this.


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The Data Center is Everywhere…

Published Sep 25, 2013 by Aaron Wangenheim

What do data centers and the boats racing the America’s Cup in San Francisco have to do with each other? Let us explain.


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Commissioning: How to Break the System in Order to Achieve Success

Published Sep 3, 2013 by Robbie Sovie

Although some are more aesthetically pleasing than others, from an outsider’s perspective, Data Centers are “gray” boxes, filled with “black” boxes… But to the insiders, data centers are beautifully crafted facilities managing the world’s data and anxious to be put to the test! How do you put a data center to the test?


Constructing the Concrete Clouds

Published Aug 21, 2013 by T5 Data Centers

Enterprise businesses and individuals alike are moving closer and closer to complete cloud computing. This of course doesn’t mean that our data is being stored up in the sky somewhere, but in a network of worldwide data centers off-site from our actual computers and devices.


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All Data Centers Are Not Created Equal

Published Aug 9, 2013 by Aaron Wangenheim

Aaron Wangenheim, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer discusses why customization is one of three reasons why not all data centers are created equal. Read on to learn more about all three reasons.


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Part III: The Data Center Forest Has Gotten Greener

Published Jun 26, 2013 by Joseph Parrino

Joe Parrino, SVP Data Center Operations, concludes his 3-part series on how Data Centers have improved their energy efficiency over the past few years. Part III includes an interesting case study.


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Part II: The Data Center Forest Has Gotten Greener

Published Jun 19, 2013 by Joseph Parrino

Joe Parrino, SVP Data Center Operations, continues a review of how data centers have become more energy efficient. In part 2 of this 3-part series, here is a look at recent mechanical, electrical & IT improvements that are becoming standard.


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Part I: The Data Center Forest Has Gotten Greener!

Published Jun 14, 2013 by Joseph Parrino

Joe Parrino, SVP Data Center Operations, reviews how data centers have recently become more energy efficient in the 1st of a 3-part series, including a closer look at new technologies and a case study.


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What’s your #1 Driver?

Published May 30, 2013 by Aaron Wangenheim

Aaron Wangenheim, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, explains how data center site selection has changed over the years.


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Power Outages: Human Response Can Be Key

Published Apr 17, 2013 by Joseph Parrino

Expect the unexpected. Certainly these are words we live by in the data center world. Joe Parrino, SVP Data Center Operations, experiences the unexpected over spring break in Colorado.


What Makes Us Different?

Published Apr 2, 2013 by Pete Marin

Welcome to the new T5 Data Centers! The last 2 years have been a fantastic growth run for us.