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From the cloud to the edge, IT networks need to move more data than ever before, and they need to move it quickly. The right infrastructure cabling will facilitate maximum speed and...


Redundancy is the duplication of critical components (or functions) within a system to increase its reliability. If a critical component fails, the presence of a redundant component will...


We discussed how redundancy works and what types are possible in Part One. Now let’s apply that knowledge to IT infrastructure.

2N Redundancy – The Gold Standard

2N redundancy (and...


When shopping for Cat5e, Cat6 or Cat6a network cables, you may notice an AWG specification printed on the cable jacket, like 24 AWG. The AWG stands for American Wire Gauge, a standardized system...


Growing demand for computing power and constraints on physical space have led to even more densely packed rack enclosures. As the number of rack-mounted servers, blade servers, network switches...


Choosing the right UPS System can be a daunting task for even the most knowledgeable IT professional. Here are five basic questions you should ask to give you peace of mind knowing you made the...


A rack power distribution unit (PDU) is a device with multiple outlets designed to distribute power to networking equipment within a rack, including servers, storage devices and other...


It’s a common misconception that data centers need to be kept freezing cold. In fact, manufacturers recommend IT equipment intake air temperatures at, or slightly above, room temperature for...


KVM switches and console servers are both powerful tools for any data center or network closet, but their similar function often causes confusion. To put it in simple terms, there are two main...


You’ve just purchased a UPS service contract and are now breathing a sigh of relief that if your UPS goes down, you’re covered for even a catastrophic failure. Well, you may want to take another...


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