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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?

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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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Schools Move Toward Software-Defined Data Centers

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Data Center Server Virtualization Storage Virtualization By Steve Zurier District IT managers say this form of virtualization will save money and add efficiencies, freeing IT to focus more on applications.

How to Avoid Making Data Center Mistakes

EdTech Magazine

How to Avoid Making Data Center Mistakes. But while so much rides on digital tools, not all school districts are taking care to ensure their data centers are capable. Make Space for Data Centers, and Plan for the Unexpected. Taking control of the data center means relegating sufficient space as well as accessibility for schools in remote areas , such as in New Mexico , where school administrators have tackled accessibility from a district level. .

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

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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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Review: NetApp AFF A700s Integrates District Data Center and Cloud Storage

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Review: NetApp AFF A700s Integrates District Data Center and Cloud Storage. Of course, effective capacity depends on both compression and deduplication, which can boost results exponentially — up to five or six times raw capacity, depending on the type of data being stored.

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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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4 Steps to Protect Your Data Center from Disaster

EdTech Magazine

4 Steps to Protect Your Data Center from Disaster. Whether it is the dead of winter or hurricane season, unexpected and severe weather can spell disaster for school data centers. Thankfully, disaster recovery planning, which combines using technology and other preparatory measures , can help K–12 schools ensure that their data is safe no matter what inclement weather — or other crisis — is thrown at them. Back Up More Than Your Data. Data Center.

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5 Certifications Data Center Professionals Can Use to Soar

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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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Oregon School District Comes Through Data Center Disaster with New Plan

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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.

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

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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.

Oregon School District Comes Through Data Center Disaster with New Plan

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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

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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.

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

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

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Fact or Fallacy: Servers Can Take the Heat

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

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

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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

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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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Virtualization Aids Disaster Recovery and Saves Money and Space

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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

Districts Aren’t Cool with Overheated Networking Equipment

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

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

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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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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.

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

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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. .

School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks

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

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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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.

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.

Adams 12 Network Upgrade Puts District in a Class of its Own

EdTech Magazine

Data Center Mobility Networking Power Management Wi-Fi WirelessBy Melissa B. Tamberg Meeting Common Core objectives was just the beginning for the district’s technology improvements.

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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Harness Power with New Processors

EdTech Magazine

By Rutrell Yasin An onslaught of new devices and capacity needs will boost the impact of low-powered servers in the data center. Data Center Green Computing

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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

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

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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.

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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3 Reasons to Start School Year Paperless with Adobe's Document Cloud

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Cloud Storage Curriculum Data Center Digital Content Digital Storage Mobile Apps Mobile Operating Systems MobilityFrank Smith Adobe's latest update to its Document Cloud can ease the stress of entering a world of paper.

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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.

Districts Shift to Manage Data Effectively

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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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How to Kill the Walking Dead Servers

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

VMware Unlocks Chromebook's Online Testing Potential with DaaS Solution

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Classroom Data Center Networking Online Learning Virtual MachinesFrank Smith The virtualization software giant stepped in to help Pearson’s testing environment and Chromebooks to join forces.

Technology and Management Policies Protect Chromebooks

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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.