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Trends and Insights
Uptime's Data Center Survey Shows Increased Downtime and More Efficient Power Use
via Data Center Knowledge
Tuesday's release of the Global Data Center Survey report from Uptime Institute offers something of an inside view of the data center business. Conducted earlier this year, the survey gathered responses from nearly 900 data center operators and IT practitioners affiliated with enterprise and service provider data center facilities.
Data at the Edge: The Future of Small Data Centers
via Data Center Journal
Data is booming. It’s not news to anyone, but the amount of data required by everyone connecting to the Internet is increasing rapidly. This trend is affecting the way data centers are constructed in some unexpected ways, particularly regarding how large data centers will become. Because cloud and hybrid computing are using machine learning and AI and thus require servers to employ tremendous amounts of data, those computing needs are still increasing. Until now, facilities have been getting bigger to meet those needs. But bigger no longer means taller—it can often mean wider.
What’s All This About Liquid Cooling in Data Centers?
via Data Center Knowledge
If liquid is so much better for cooling than air, why hasn’t it been adopted more broadly in data centers? Is ML the only thing driving the growth in adoption, or are there other applications? Is liquid cooling always more efficient than air cooling? At what point does air no longer cut it, period? Once the decision to go with liquid cooling is made, how is the data center team affected? Who’s innovating in the liquid-cooling space?
Data Center REITs Are Hard To Beat
via Forbes
REIT investors have become accustom to investments in data centers turbo-charging portfolio returns. However, data center REIT price appreciation disappointed during the first half of 2018 after robust performance in 2016 and 2017. There were several factors that contributed to the relative underperformance.
The Raritan View
Brownouts Looming: What’s Your Data Center Plan?

As temperatures continue to rise in the summer months data center managers find themselves preparing for the upcoming "outage season." Read this blog to learn about the tools to help mitigate the Risks of these outages.

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Physical Security and Audit-Readiness at the Rack

As a growing volume of sensitive data increasingly floats across your cloud and virtualized infrastructure, its more important than ever to have physical security and audited trail readiness at the rack. Read this blog to learn more about how the SmartLock system can help.

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The True Cost and Causes of a Data Center Breach: Part 1

For the past few years, data breaches have run rampant amongst the news headlines. In this blog, learn about how they occur, who’s behind them, the main factors that contribute to the high cost, and what are some of the important findings across North America.

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Customer Support Update
Xerus™ Firmware v3.4.0 Generally Available

This firmware release is for General Availability (GA) on all existing Raritan PXE, PX2, PX3, PX3TS, BCM, BCM2, and EMX2 models.
Release 3.4.0 General Guidelines:
The User Guides for PX Release 3.4.0 contains all enhancements and fixes which are listed here.

• Transfer Switch
• PX iPDUs
• Branch Circuit Monitor

 PX2 and Select PX3 PDUs are End-Of-Life and End-Of-Support (EOL)
Raritan has initiated a global transition of all PX2 and some PX3 models towards a new PDU architecture, leveraging the latest PDU controller, the iX7. To see a complete list of PX2 and PX3 part numbers scheduled for end-of-life and end-of-support, visit the link below.
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