Dan Hirsh

Hirsh is a co-founded of MediaSolve Group, a strategic B2B marketing services firm focused on helping companies and institutions leverage the web and social media to achieve business goals. His work focuses on using high-value content exchanges between vendors and prospects to build engagement and drive action. Additionally, Hirsh has more than 20 years of hands-on marketing experience building brands and extensive media expertise from his time as publisher of both Design News Magazine and NetworkWorld.

New Zealand Utility Finds a Prefab, Modular Data Center is Just the Fix for its Data Center Expansion

Prefabricated, modular data centers are landing Down Under. The New Zealand-based utility company Northpower launched a portable, prefabricated modular data center – specifically a Schneider Electric SmartShelter modular data center…. Read more »

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APC Back-UPS Made My Life Easier

Steve Ole Oleson from St. Louis, Missouri likes to be prepared.  After a near miss from the devastating tornado that struck Joplin, in 2011, Steve was determined to find a… Read more »

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DartPoints Uses InfraStruxure to Build A Highly Adaptable Micro Data Center

Achieving better energy efficiency by right-sizing data centers sparked the development and growth of modular and scalable infrastructure.  The idea was to make equipment highly adaptable so end users could… Read more »

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Hitachi Achieves Great Success in Data Center Efficiency

Two years ago, the Green Grid established an awards program to highlight organizations that effectively improve the energy efficiency of their data centers. Through the program, we’ve found some excellent… Read more »

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Is a Containerized/Modular Data Center in Your Future?

Imagine your growing company suddenly needs some significant new data processing capability. And you’re being tapped to produce—out of thin air—a powerful new data center that has all the capacity,… Read more »

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Data Center Key Performance Indicators – A Look At PUE and Other Numbers to Evaluate Performance

Metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) for data centers used to be inward looking. In the not so distant past, KPIs tended to be “about the box,” measuring factors like… Read more »

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4 Ways to Reduce Data Center Energy Consumption

Many enterprises accept as inevitable the substantial electricity costs of running a data center. Much of this attitude stems from the inability of IT managers to accurately apportion energy consumption… Read more »

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Overhead Cabling Can Reduce Data Center Energy Costs

A raised floor to house cabling may be the most common method of cooling data center equipment, but it’s far from the most energy efficient.  Increased fan power, oversized cooling… Read more »

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Optimize Your DCPI to Increase Its Business Value

Data center physical infrastructure (DCPI) long has been the foundation of an enterprise’s IT business operations and until recently its business value was based almost exclusively on availability (or uptime)… Read more »

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The 4 Building Blocks of a Stable IT Platform

The most critical component of a successful enterprise is a reliable network infrastructure. Instability can lead to downtime, data loss, lower productivity and, potentially, lost revenue. This stark fact of… Read more »

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