T5 Data Centers – TheLEADER Magazine
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
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
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?
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
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.
T5 Facilities Management – Data Center Rounds: Using Your Senses
In our data center management and operations world, one of the most critical duties we have at our sites is the accurate and detailed execution of shift rounds.
ZeroStack Partners with Data Center Services Providers to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Deployments
ZeroStack, a one-stop shop for infrastructure that combines the consumption model of public cloud with the security needs of businesses, today announced that it has partnered with T5 Data Centers and Colovore to host self-serve private cloud solutions.
Outsourced Data Centers: One Overall Concern
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?
New Approach to Water Treatment in the Data Center
Water Treatment in a Critical Data Center Facility is one of the most overlooked items. The quality of water greatly affects the facility’s ability to cool its critical environments.
Hybrid IT – The Standard for Today’s Businesses
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.
Next Generation Colocation: T5 Opens Up To Customers with StruxureWare DCIM
T5 recently rolled out StruxureWare, Schneider Electric’s DCIM suite, in its LA and Atlanta locations, and it’s at the heart of the company’s evolution.
Transparency Comes True: T5 Takes in the Full View Through DCIM
T5 Data Centers has gained a master view of its operations and facilities by embracing StruxureWare for Data Centers.
5 Popular Data Center Trends for 2016 – A Not-So-New Year Ahead
As companies wrap up 2015 and begin to put their strategic plans in place to make 2016 a successful year, I am beginning to see some trends that have become universal across many of the verticals I work with at T5.
Partnering: A Win for All in the Data Center
Partnering allows businesses to focus on their core business while offering products they couldn’t otherwise provide. Data Centers can benefit, too.
In Data Center Design, Experience and Foresight
are Critical to Total Availability
Providing total availability for our customers is a matter of anticipating what can go wrong with a given data center design.
Changing the Rules: Consumable Infrastructure
Service Models Using Colocation
If you’re considering colocation today, consider how each provider can help you in the areas of DCIM, Cloud Connectivity, and Flexible Contracting.
Cultivating the Enterprise Mindset
To deliver the level of services and expertise that CIOs and IT personnel demand requires employing an “enterprise mindset.”
Data Center Success is the Product of Teamwork and Collaboration
When undertaking any kind of data center deployment, the best way to deliver a perfect data hall construction project is with collaboration and teamwork.
Reducing Energy Waste in the Data Center
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.
The Importance of Critical Data Trending in the Data Hall
Capturing, interpreting and applying critical trend data as it pertains to critical infrastructure is crucial in the modern data center.
Incident Response: How We Prepare for the Unexpected?
Every data center operator should have an Incident Response Plan in place to deal with those unexpected failures.
Minimizing Human Error in Data Center Operations
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to create a clockwork data center where you get the system up and just let it run?
DC-Powered Electrically-Commutated Plug-Fan
Technology for Data Center Precision Cooling
EC fans are generally recognized as being the latest thing in energy efficient air movement technology, but what is an EC fan and what makes it so special?
Infrared Thermographic Technology in the Data Center
Infrared thermography or thermal imaging in the data center is becoming a widely used predictive tool to help ensure uptime at all levels.
Is Los Angeles just a Snapchat shot or a brief
Tinder flame in the flash pan of Tech?!
Jason Huk of T5 Data Centers reviews the technology surge in Los Angeles on the “Silicon Beach.”
Data Center Cooling Systems vs. Extreme Weather Events
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.
How to Calculate Operating Costs When Deciding Whether to Lease or Own
If you’ve outgrown your current data center and need to expand, is it better to lease or own? These tips will help you decide on the most cost-effective option.
2013 Year in Review at T5 Data Centers
We’d like to share a few notable accomplishments by us here at T5 and in the data center industry as a whole.
Thanksgiving: On Data Center Choices
Having choices associated with your data center facilities is a reason to be thankful — and we at T5 Data Centers are thankful!
Do Beards Matter? On Data Center Solutions and Fads
Real, workable data center solutions are not about catering to fads or trends — it’s about catering to each customer’s unique needs.
T5 Insight: Frank Lyles Discusses Data Center Point of Entry Rooms
Get Frank Lyles’ perspective. T5’s Point of Entry rooms are access controlled and monitored by surveillance cameras. Security, reliable redundancy and customer control make us top tier.
Human Bias and Data Center Operations
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.
The Data Center is Everywhere…
What do data centers and the boats racing the America’s Cup in San Francisco have to do with each other? Let us explain.
Commissioning: How to Break the System in Order to Achieve Success
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
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.
All Data Centers Are Not Created Equal
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.
Is Amazon Web Services’ Price Cut an Enterprise Category Killer?
Craig McKesson, EVP, General Manager Build-to-Suit Development discusses news of Amazon Cloud service’s price dropping by 80% rattled the market this week. But does it make it a good deal for enterprise customers?
Why the data center industry will not see oversupply…
Pete Marin, President and CEO, shares 13 reasons why oversupply will never be an issue for the Data Centers.
Part III: The Data Center Forest Has Gotten Greener
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.
Part II: The Data Center Forest Has Gotten Greener
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.
Part I: The Data Center Forest Has Gotten Greener!
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.
What’s your #1 Driver?
Aaron Wangenheim, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, explains how data center site selection has changed over the years.
TV’s Arrested Development (Thank a Data Center)
Beginning May 26, George Sr., Michael, Gob, Lindsay and the whole wacky Bluth family are streaming back into America’s living rooms…
What does design flexibility really mean in the data center world?
In the development & design of enterprise-grade data centers, flexibility is something you should expect from your data center provider. Jimmy Bailey, Chief Development Officer, explains why.
Power Outages: Human Response Can Be Key
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?
Welcome to the new T5 Data Centers! The last 2 years have been a fantastic growth run for us.