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Guided Tour of a Google Data Center - very interesting

Educational Technology Guy

Google has some very cool data centers. It''s also a great learning resource to discuss energy, environment, data, technology and security. The data center campuses are very secure, with very limited access. The video below is a guided tour of one.

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Do School Districts Need Their Own Data Centers Anymore?

Educational Technology Guy

Do school districts need their own data centers anymore? My school district has a multi-million dollar data center to support 41 buildings, 21,000 students and over 4,000 faculty and staff. Above is just two of the 10 racks in the data center.

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5 biggest data center mistakes (and how to fix them)

eSchool News

Behold, the school district data center. Given the data center’s importance, one might expect a great deal of care to be put into its construction and upkeep. Here are five common mistakes to avoid when planning your next data center.

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3 Steps for Optimizing Your School’s Closet-Sized Data Center

EdTech Magazine

By Joel Snyder Your data center may be confined to a small space, but that doesn’t mean it can’t operate at the highest level of efficiency. Data Center Data Center Optimization Storage Virtualization

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K–12 Data Centers Move Toward Modular Designs

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Data Centers Move Toward Modular Designs. Such was the case at Moreno Valley Unified School District in Southern California, which until last year had housed its data center in a decommissioned restroom at its central office. The more equipment we put in there, the more concerned we became that a water pipe rupture or air conditioning incident might take our data center down with little or no warning,” says Tim Kelly, MVUSD’s systems administrator. “As

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Robust Networking and Data Center Solutions Power Tech Tools in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Robust Networking and Data Center Solutions Power Tech Tools in the Classroom. Over time — and with the support of administrators, the local school board and private donors — Artesia modernized its back-end infrastructure in an effort that culminated with the opening of a new administration building and data center last summer. Data Center Upgrades Power Up Classroom Connections. Cypress-Fairbanks now uses Liebert cooling units in its data center.

Oregon School District Comes Through Data Center Disaster with New Plan

EdTech Magazine

Oregon School District Comes Through Data Center Disaster with New Plan. Data Center. meghan.bogardu…. Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:26. Thanks to a continuity of operations plan, Beaverton School District officials are now ready for anything. Video ID. 1353495978. video type.

5 Certifications Data Center Professionals Can Use to Soar

EdTech Magazine

By Wendy McMahon Certifications help data center professionals advance their careers and fill high-need roles. Management Professional Development

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Oregon School District Comes Through Data Center Disaster with New Plan

EdTech Magazine

Oregon School District Comes Through Data Center Disaster with New Plan. Data Center. meghan.bogardu…. Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:26. Thanks to a continuity of operations plan, Beaverton School District officials are now ready for anything. Video ID. 1353495978. video type. Case Study. CDW VV2 Strategy. CDW Segment. Customer Focused. Pull Quote

3 Lessons to Learn from an Oregon District’s Data Center Disaster

EdTech Magazine

3 Lessons to Learn from an Oregon District’s Data Center Disaster. A few days before a new school year started, officials at Beaverton School District in Oregon found their entire data center offline. With no recent inclement weather or any other apparent reason for the disaster, leaders were puzzled and unable to reboot half of their hard drives — including one with all of the payroll data. Data Center.

How a Modular Data Center Adds Flexibility, IT Capacity to K–12 Districts

EdTech Magazine

By Calvin Hennick ‘Data Centers in a Box’ are making their way into the K–12 sector, allowing schools to power their IT systems without new construction.

6 Reasons for Moving Networking from the Data Center to the Edge

EdTech Magazine

By Michael Sheehan Organizations can better support software-defined networks and the Internet of Things by shifting functionality from the data center to the network edge.

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4 Steps to Improving Efficiency and Reducing Costs in K–12 IT Environments

EdTech Magazine

Data Center Data Center Optimization Server VirtualizationBy George Mitchell Districts can respond to financial pressures by following these simple solutions.

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Hyperconvergence and SDN Help K–12 Districts Shed Late-Bloomer Image

EdTech Magazine

Data Center Hyperconvergence Software-Defined Data Center Virtual MachinesBy Alan Joch IT managers share lessons that can help others in education ensure the success of their modernization efforts.

Schools Capitalize on Latest Innovations in Flash Storage

EdTech Magazine

By Alan Joch All-flash arrays can optimize data center operations and create a foundation for new services. Data Center Storage Consolidation Storage Management Storage Services Storage Virtualization

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Blockchain Technology Promises Innovation in K-12 Record Keeping

EdTech Magazine

Blockchain Data CenterBy Erin Brereton Emerging peer-to-peer technology could help elementary and high school records become more portable.

Virtualization Aids Disaster Recovery and Saves Money and Space

EdTech Magazine

By Tommy Peterson Other real benefits include access and uptime for the data center and network services. Backup Backup and Recovery Data Center Disaster Recovery Server Virtualization Storage Virtualization

Fact or Fallacy: Servers Can Take the Heat

EdTech Magazine

By Neil Bright Learn about some of the trade-offs of operating data centers in higher temperatures. Data Center Data Center Optimization

Districts Aren’t Cool with Overheated Networking Equipment

EdTech Magazine

By Wylie Wong IT pros keep data centers humming with the latest UPS and cooling technologies. Data Center Power and Cooling

SSDs Power Digital Transformation at K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

Data Center Storage ConsolidationBy Alan Joch The proper solid state drive can boost performance and support critical innovations.

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As Connectivity Improves, The Digital Divide Persists in Teacher Tech Preparation

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Data Center Management Network Monitoring Professional Development TrainingBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Annual survey finds that low-income school districts are still lagging behind their peers.

Do’s and Don’ts for Optimizing Your School’s Network

EdTech Magazine

Access Points Bandwidth Management Data Center Network Monitoring NetworkingBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Preparing for future technology starts with the network infrastructure: Tips from K–12 experts in EdTech ’s latest webinar.

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4 Tips for Preparing Your Network for VR

EdTech Magazine

Access Points Data Center Hardware Network Monitoring Networking Virtual RealityBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Is your school’s infrastructure up to the task for the latest technology?

Disaster Recovery Planning Helps Districts Weather More Than Storms

EdTech Magazine

Business Continuity Continuity of Operations Data Center Disaster Recovery Recovery Tape USB DrivesBy Calvin Hennick Schools should prepare by forming disaster recovery and continuity of operation plans, experts say.

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4 Perks of Creating a Flexible Wireless Network

EdTech Magazine

Data Center Network Monitoring Network Optimization NetworkingBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez A scalable and easy-to-manage system helps an Illinois district flourish.

School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks

EdTech Magazine

Data Center IP Security Network Monitoring Security Threat PreventionBy Wylie Wong When students create cybermischief to derail online testing, these schools fight back.

Migration Plans Ramp Up as the Release of SQL Server 2016 Nears

EdTech Magazine

Data Center Data Center Optimization Software UpgradesBy Meg Conlan With Microsoft’s latest software just over the horizon, SQL Server 2005 holdouts need to finalize plans for phasing out the unsupported software. .

5 Tips to Successfully Implement Disaster Recovery

EdTech Magazine

By Neil Bright When disaster hits, DRaaS protects data and returns operations to normal. Backup and Recovery Business Continuity Continuity of Operations Data Center Disaster Recovery Storage Management

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Improved State Leadership and More Fiber Connectivity Mark the Future of School Internet

EdTech Magazine

Access Points Data Center Fibre Channel Networking Wi-FiBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez While the digital divide has lessened, there is more work to be done to connect students to learning opportunities.

Technology and Management Policies Protect Chromebooks

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Data Center Digital Content Hardware Notebooks Security Solid State DrivesBy Wylie Wong When devices go off school grounds, administrators need to make sure they stay secure.

Review: Tripp Lite SRCOOL12K Keeps Small Spaces Cool

EdTech Magazine

Data Center Hardware Power and Cooling Power and Cooling DevicesBy John Breeden II Hardware options boost cooling power and energy efficiency in small server rooms.

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Continuity of Operations Plans Can Help K12 Districts Face Disaster

EdTech Magazine

Backup and Recovery Business Continuity Continuity of Operations Data Center Disaster RecoveryBy Ryan Petersen Planning goes beyond disaster recovery to include everyone in the organization.

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Making Technology Integral to the Construction Plan

EdTech Magazine

Data Center Funding Hardware Management Power ManagementBy Heather B. Hayes Think strategically about technology when planning for new and updated school buildings.

Review: Acronis Backup to Cloud Quickly Restores Data, Minimizes Downtime

EdTech Magazine

Backup Continuity of Operations Data Center Deduplication Disaster Recovery Hosted Storage Storage Management TapeBy John Breeden II Schools can rest easy knowing that their information is being automatically saved to the cloud with the Acronis toolset.

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Districts Shift to Manage Data Effectively

EdTech Magazine

By Alan Joch Schools use new strategies for data management, including solid-state storage and data deduplication. Backup Data Center Deduplication Digital Storage

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Cloud-Powered SQL Gives Districts New Advantages

EdTech Magazine

Cloud Data CenterBy Adam Bertram Option offers speed, scalability and lower costs for schools.

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Facebook, Summit Schools Work Together to Make Classrooms More Personal

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Data CenterBy Melissa Delaney Continuous improvement is at the heart of personalized learning plans for Summit Schools and Facebook's partnership.

How to Kill the Walking Dead Servers

EdTech Magazine

By Tom Henderson Take these steps to find and destroy unwanted zombie servers in the data center. . Data Center Hardware Server Virtualization Servers

Why Strategic Tech Abandonment Is Key to Moving Forward

EdTech Magazine

Budgeting Data Center Management Procurement By Chad A. Stevens, Ph.D. Sometimes the only way to make progress is to leave something behind.

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Solid Backup Plan Best Defense Against Ransomware at Schools

EdTech Magazine

Antimalware Backup Data Center Digital Storage SecurityFrank Smith More districts are being attacked by malware intrusions, and some are fighting back.

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