*This article originally appeared in Mission Critical Magazine as Part Three of our four-part series on Containment Best Practices. Click here to read more.  Room level airflow management is fraught with misconceptions and half-truths, making it the least understood aspect of airflow management. Ironically, it’s the most important. While it’s fairly well understood that the…

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*This article originally appeared in Mission Critical Magazine as Part Two of our four-part series on Containment Best Practices. Click here to read more.  To put it simply, row-level airflow management refers to improving cold aisle and hot aisle separation. It’s typically done once you’ve made improvements at the rack level (e.g. blanking panels) and…

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data center rack airflow management

*This article originally appeared in Mission Critical Magazine as Part One of our four-part series on Containment Best Practices. Click here to read more.  In a reality where cabinet densities are rising — with recent research stating upwards of 10 kW per rack, on average — increasing energy efficiency and keeping operating costs down in…

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CEG Biometric Access Control Solution

CrucialTrak, a global designer and manufacturer of biometric access control systems, recently announced that it will partner with Critical Environments Group (CEG) to market and sell its complete line of biometric readers and access gates. CEG is a leading provider of data center and IT environment infrastructure optimization solutions. Brett Mason, CrucialTrak’s Director of Channel…

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Avocent ACS8000 Cellular Module Supports Vertiv Infrastructure & Third-party Devices Earlier this month, Vertiv unveiled the latest in IT management technology with the Avocent ACS8000 advanced console server with cellular capabilities. This cellular addition to the ACS8000 family ensures seamless, integrated management of Vertiv and third-party equipment even when no wired network is available. With…

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Technology. It’s ever-changing. Fast-paced. Complex. How can any company or organization, no matter which industry or market, keep up? The answer lies in flexible, adaptable, and agile data center physical infrastructure and real-time management software. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center’s 7,500 square foot data center, David Plamondon, Data…

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Originally constructed in 1948, Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center, a 25-bed critical-access hospital opened its doors in 1950 in the small farming and retirement community of Odessa, Washington—just 72 miles west of Spokane. As the only local hospital for 30 miles around, Odessa Memorial serves 2,500 citizens in Odessa and the surrounding area. Over the years,…

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Micro Data Centers for the Edge

By 2020, 21 billion things will be connected via IoT. With this growth comes an evolving challenge for data centers. CEG’s micro data centers can accommodate that demand. Gartner estimates that by 2020, an estimated 21 billion devices will be connected via the Internet. With this growth comes an evolving challenge for data centers. As…

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