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Articles and topics about Data Centers, Data Center Security, and Data Center Operations

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About my Synology RS2416+ and a review!

Since my home network tour a lot (and I do mean a lot) of you have asked for more details on certain parts of my home network. The most asked question is of course why I chose a Core i7 over a XEON. Followed ri...

Custom Observium Dashboards

If you've seen any of my videos, like the recent Tour of My Home Network then you've probably seen my custom Observium dashboard. I am asked multiple times per day how I was able to produce this custom dashboar...

What does 1U, 2U, 3U Mean? Rack Units Explained

If you've spent any time in data centers or around IT people, you've probably heard talk of something being a "2U server" or a "1U switch". In my most recent video I built a really cool 1U server. I was a littl...

How VMotion Works! (VMotion Explained)

You have to admit that VMWare created some really cool technology back in 2003 when they released VMotion.  So before we talk about how VMotion works, let's quickly cover what it actually is! I still routinely ...

Venting a Server Closet (The Right Way)

A lot of people these days are building homes or buying homes that have network or A/V closets in them. On many of the higher end homes, these builders will hire audio-visual companies to actually do the instal...

Is your Data Center Protected from Drones?

A drone flying over your data center is probably something you don't really think about or worry about.  Drones are literally flying everywhere all the time these days, and they are definitely flying over the t...