Author Archives: TheDoctor

Why local hosting providers are better…

We all hear how its good to buy our produce locally, but what about buying web hosting services locally. Interestingly, your company will be better off if you host with a local provider, and it has nothing to do with … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing and VPS Confusion

I hate terminology. I especially hate terminology when people gets things confused and use it improperly. My latest annoyance is the confusion and miscommunication of the terms Cloud Computing and VPS (Virtual Private Server). The problem is that some hosting … Continue reading

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Why does my datacenter feel warm?

As soon as November approaches I start hearing this question more and more. Someone will come in from the outside and walk into the datacenter and immediately say, “It feels warm in here, is something wrong?” The answer is NO, … Continue reading

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Bad Locations for a Datacenter

Because I am a native of Philadelphia, I am very familar with the area and the history of certain commercial development areas. A few months ago, an outside firm started a Data Center Facility in the old Philadelphia Navy Yard. … Continue reading

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Watch out for new email harvesting techniques…

The top two new techniques for email harvesting is Craigslist Ad’s and Facebook Friend Requests. If you use Facebook, I’m sure you’ve received a few random friend requests from people you don’t know. These requests are actually email harvesting attempts. … Continue reading

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New Datacenter Building Methodologies

Being involved in multiple data center build projects, I wanted to share some opinions on what I think are the most important core features to focus on. The first hurdle of any building project is electrical power. Any location with … Continue reading

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To ping or not to ping… that is the question!

The other day I had a customer call and complain about high ping latency between our router and his server. I asked, what are you pinging? The default gateway he replied. Well, there’s your problem. Ping one of our servers, … Continue reading

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New Cooling Technologies for Data Center – Green or Not?

Once again, vendors are ramping up with new and advanced data center cooling technologies, in fact, I have received many calls just in the last 2 months. There is a common thread, they claim up to 80% reduction in energy … Continue reading

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Why do so many datacenters advertise Dry Pipe Preaction Sprinklers?

I’ve been seeing this more and more lately and its time to clear the air. In the past, dry chemical fire suppression was the standard. Either Halon or FM200 dry chemical gas would suppress the fire by removing all oxygen … Continue reading

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The Myth about Mid-West Datacenters

Some articles have been written recently about where the best location for running and building a datacenter is. These reports always pick mid-western states as the ideal locations due to cost. South Dakota or Kansas is a great place to … Continue reading

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