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Use Best Practices to Design Data Centre Facilities

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Data centres seldom meet the operational and capacity requirements of their initial designs. The principal goals in data centre design are flexibility and scalability, which involve site location, building selection, floor layout, electrical system design, mechanical design and modularity. Access the research (circa 2005) by Michael A. Bell here.

Blowing up a Data centre!

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Going to extremes to prove a point!



Demystifying Data centres with Michele McCann

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Building Ecosystems in Africa (RIPE-66, May 2013) with Andrew Owens

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Building a case for Africa (RIPE66 May 2013, Dublin) with Michele McCann

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ITWeb News: Teraco Data Centre

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Vodacom Midrand Data Center

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Internet Solution's Data Centre and Cloud Technology

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Telkom's data centre moves to meet rapid SA cloud adoption

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Internet Solutions Johannesburg Data Centre

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Datacentrix unveils modular data centre

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Network Cabling in SoftLayer Data Centers ... With Zip Ties?!?!

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Down and dirty in the data centre (Episode 3)

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Down and dirty in the data centre (Episode 2)

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Down and dirty in the data centre (Episode 1)

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Monitoring Series - Myth 2

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Google Data Center Efficiency Best Practices. Part 2: Manage Airflow

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Security and Data Protection in a Google Data Center

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Data centre Fundamentals

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Emergency Lighting Controls

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The Data Center Life Cycle: Operation Services

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Remote Printers

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iBacsTel has brought to you the GPRS and SMS-enabled Remote Printers. These patented devices use either GSM or GPRS mobile network to connect to a network provider to receive and process information remotely and convert that information in to complete orders. The devices are able to receive the orders remotely through an SMS or the Web and can process the orders as they arrive. The devices work as two-way communication tools as they can also send verification back to an SMS or Web Server with confirmation information for a particular order sent to the devices.

Access the product page here.

A Crash Course in CRAC Units - Data Center Cooling

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Microsoft Datacenter Tour (long version)

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Datacenter Networking @ Facebook

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Inside a Google data center

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The Personal Side of Troubleshooting (by Tony Fortunato and Maria Conte)

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The challenge is managing the technical resources and keeping management in the loop so you don’t go insane.  Like it or not, for the time being, you are the layer between your boss, peers, direct reports and clients. 
Read about some strategies that may help you through this stressful and demanding situation here.

Mid range pfsense hardware

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Netgate RCC-VE 8860 mini-ITX Communication Board with 8 core Intel® Atom™ C2758 CPU, 8GB memory, 64GB flash, and 6 GbE Ethernet Ports, includes Intel QuickAssist Integrated Accelerator and ATX power supply connector.
Access the product page here.

Data centre consolidation

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