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Purchasing SSDs in Spring 2017? Here's what you need to know.

If you want to see the concept of supply and demand in action, look no further than today's storage and memory market. You may have heard rumblings about a dearth of enterprise SSDs in the offing, and those rumblings have come to pass.

Here's what you need to know if you plan on purchasing enterprise SSDs or server-grade memory in the next 4-6 months.

Topics: Data Center Tips Infrastructure

What's Top of Mind in IT?

In December 2016, we began a research effort by categorizing the conversations we have with customers and prospects. 

Topics: Data Center Infrastructure

The 7 Biggest Data Center Migration Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Topics: Data Center Tips

A Balancing Act of Power

After calculating your rack’s expected power load, it’s all a balancing act!

Topics: Power Data Center

ServerCentral's On-Site Parts Depot

It's a huge pain to go to the data center when hardware fails. Especially when you live far away.

Servers don't break at convenient times, either. Often it's at 2 AM, rush hour, or the moment you sit down to watch a new episode of Rick & Morty.

Topics: Support Data Center

Making An IT Budget Checklist? Check It Twice!

We are at year end and the holiday season is nipping at our noses. For many of us, it’s budget time. Are you making your infrastructure wish list? If so, do you think you’ll get what you asked for?

Topics: Data Center Tips

The Brain of The Internet Infographic

Data centers are the wonders of the modern world. Check out this infographic to see why!

Topics: Data Center

My SOC is Better Than Your SOC

We’ve come a long way since the days of the SAS 70, which did little to actually test the security of a data center or managed service provider. Under a SAS 70, which was designed to test the integrity of financial reporting and not information security, an organization could make up their own set of rules to be audited against. An auditor, usually a CPA sanctioned by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), would "test" their client by looking for evidence that they followed each rule.

Topics: Data Center Compliance

VM Uptime Contest

You know you want to win $100 to Amazon.
Topics: Data Center Events

What Are The Right Questions to Ask Your Data Center?

Last week, we noted the upcoming introduction of a series critical questions to ask of your existing or prospective data center partners. We promised to provide you with not just another list of questions - but to provide you the insight needed to be in the best possible position to parse through the answers to achieve your objectives.

Topics: Data Center Products and Services