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Datacenter Hawk Interview

Compass CEO Chris Crosby and Dave talk about the future direction of Compass and the data center industry.

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Data Center Minute

One Data Center Can’t Do It All

The nature of data is changing the demands on today’s data centers and many current structures will not be up to the coming challenges. In this . . . month’s Data Center Minute, Chris discusses how elements like the IoT and increasingly packet rich applications will be changing the way data centers will be planned for and deployed in the months ahead.

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Is Your Data Center Ready for the Internet of Things? Probably Not.

Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things, and if you’re not, you probably should be. Excitement alone, however, doesn’t guarantee effective . . . implementation. The high volumes of data and latency requirements that come with the IoT dictate that many current data centers may be a part of the solution but they won’t be THE solution. In this month’s Data Center Minute, Chris talks about the elements you need to consider in planning to join the IoT.

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The Elephant in the Data Center

Everyone wants to save money on their data center operations, but most operators overlook one of the most cost intensive elements of their facility. . . . In this month’s Data Center Minute, Chris explains how you should re-examine your network to uncover the potential for substantial savings.

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If You Say It, Certify It

If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “it looked good on paper” then you know that there is often a real difference between what is bought and what is . . . delivered. Data centers are no different. In this month’s data center minute Chris explains the difference between the Uptime Institute’s design and constructed facility certifications and how most Tier III facilities really aren’t.

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An Inflection Point

Industries change over time. Sometimes for the better. Sometimes for the worst. The one common element they all share is that at some point in their . . . maturation process they reached an inflection point. In this month’s Data Center Minute Chris discusses how the data center industry has reached its own inflection point and where it needs to go from here.

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The Demise of the Data Center

Predictions are tricky things. Big Data was going to be the “next big thing” and now folks are saying that it’s sinking faster than the Titanic, so . . . obviously in the making of any prediction there is a margin for error. In this month’s Data Center Minute, Chris offers his thoughts on the predicted demise of the data center.

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The Calibrated Data Center

The issue with many new “next big things” is that they tend to skip one or more essential steps. In this brief video, Compass Datacenters’ CEO, Chris . . . Crosby, will explain why calibrating your data center is the essential step required to accurately measure and model data center performance and provides the necessary bridge to new capabilities like the Software Defined Data Center.

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The Moral Imperative

In this monthly video commentary from Compass Datacenters our CEO, Chris Crosby, will briefly talk about new and emerging issues that are important to . . . the data center industry.
This month Chris discusses the increasing instances of arc flash within the data center and the implications for end users and providers.

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Trusted Partner

Compass CEO Chris Crosby and Schneider Electric VP Mark Bidinger discuss the companies’ partnership.

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Opening the DCIM/BMS Door

Compass CEO Chris Crosby and Schneider Electric VP Mark Bidinger discuss the benefits of an open DCIM platform.

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Productized Approach with Portfolio Breadth

Compass CEO Chris Crosby and Schneider Electric VP Mark Bidinger discuss Compass’ product approach to data centers.

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Inefficient Data Center Design

Watch Chris Crosby’s Uptime Symposium presentation on the Inherent wastefulness of non-productized data centers.

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