Topic: Data Center Operations

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Operational Excellence: By the Book

This article was previously published in Forbes Voice. Many large technology products come with a handbook when purchased. For example, if you buy a new large-screen television, the box in which it comes typically includes a handbook on how to … Read more…

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Network Diversity: Expanded Options

Having a lot of options is usually a good thing, especially when investing a lot of money through a purchase. For example, many people buy cars, but some buy them to fit a family with small children while others buy … Read more…

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Gartner Data Center Conference 2016 – Unleashing the Power

You’ve most likely heard the phrase “What happens in Vegas stays in Las Vegas.” Though that may be the case in some instances, CenturyLink’s participation in the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas included too … Read more…

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Data Center Infrastructure Management: Sharing Best Practices & Lessons Learned

Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is increasingly being utilized by companies to convert the promise of software-defined IT into value. In fact, the DCIM market is expected to grow to $2.81 billion by 2020. By integrating IT and data center … Read more…

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Disaster Recovery Planning: Preparing for Winter Weather

The arrival of winter means many things: family gatherings, cozy fires and warm sweaters and scarves. It also means cold weather, fewer daylight hours, the flu season and travel hazards including bitter cold and snowy and icy roads. In the … Read more…

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Unleash the Power at the Gartner Summit

December is always a busy month, and it’s no different here at CenturyLink. Though we enjoy occasional office holiday festivities and those extra calorie cookies and desserts like many others, we remain committed serving our data center customers and growing … Read more…

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Calculate Your Data Center Cost Savings

Growing is a part of life, whether it’s going through the inevitable aging process or expanding our measurements – both vertically and horizontally. Preparing for that growth isn’t always possible, but the business world has to be prepared for growth … Read more…

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CenturyLink Data Centers: Innovation by Example

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs, IT entrepreneur and inventor Innovations in technology often affect the direction of the digital world. About 15 years ago, smartphones were introduced to the mass market, and these days … Read more…