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Interesting that most not only don't have edge #datacenter plans, but that they don't even know what it is. Think there is a correlation? #IT
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Great read by +Mark Thiele!
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I hope this project finally gets off of the ground for +Aaron Wangenheim and the folks at T5 #datacenters
Six years after it was proposed, a 65-acre southside Colorado Springs business park envisioned as a home for corporate data centers is closer to landing its first user.
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Remove the heat at its' source. Makes good sense. As densities increase, this will become increasingly important. Similar to rear door heat exchangers, the #datacenter suddenly becomes very quiet.
Ebullient Cooling has introduced a two-phase liquid cooling solution that delivers dielectric fluid directly to the processor.
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Good read by Josh Moody of +FORTRUST. Top causes of #datacenter downtime.
This article explores the four top causes for data center downtime.
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Great read by Adam Kramer of Switch on #sustainability in the #datacenter .  Switch is a great example of leading by example!
Adam Kramer, Switch's EVP of Strategy, explores what it really means for a data center to be green and the importance of sustainability.
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You have to like +CyrusOne Data Centers's aggressive nature! #datacenter #colocation
Aligned Data Centers is renovating an old Honeywell building in north Phoenix to turn it into one of the largest data centers in the state, and partnering with APS on a micro-grid.
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The order stating Apple must decrypt the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters has been vacated, at the request of the Department of Justice. Read More
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Interesting findings that humidity, not temperature or rate of temperature change are the biggest cause of failures in the #datacenter. How badly will this hurt the airside economization movement?
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Great read by +Mark Thiele on why a hybrid #cloud strategy is a must in the #IT tool chest
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Director, Mission Critical Design at RK Mechanical
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Data Center Construction, Prefabrication, Lean Construction, Mission Critical, Energy Efficiency, Thought Leadership, Sustainability
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  • RK Mechanical
    Director, Mission Critical Design, 2015 - present
    Lead programming and design efforts aimed at helping the customer obtain the optimum scalable prefabricated data center solution. Focused on energy efficiency, water consciousness, sustainability, and Total Cost of Ownership as they apply to data centers.
  • JE Dunn Construction
    Mission Critical Market Leader - Western Region, 2013 - 2015
  • Gray Construction
    Director, Mission Critical, 2012 - 2013
  • Mortenson Construction
    Construction Executive, 2001 - 2012
  • Aerie Networks
    Senior Director, Facilities Construction, 2000 - 2001
  • Qwest Communications
    Director, Facilities Construction, 1996 - 2000
  • MFS Network Technologies
    Project Engineer, 1992 - 1996
  • Martin K. Eby Construction
    Field Engineer, 1991 - 1992
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Over 27 years in the construction industry with focus on constructing scalable, prefabricated, highly efficient and sustainable data centers. Director of Mission Critical Design at RK Mechanical.
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I've been in the construction industry for over 27 years and lived in many places.  Heavy experience in data centers and other mission critical facilities.  Other experience in renewable energy manufacturing and water/wastewater treatment facilities.
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Data center junkie, renewable energy fan, rabid Husker fan, and recovering triathlete.
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Denver, CO
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Kearney, NE - Lincoln, NE - Sherman, TX - San Antonio, TX - Tulsa, OK - Sherman Oaks, CA - Marina del Rey, CA - Omaha, NE - Long Beach, CA - Aurora, CO - Westminster, CO - Tokyo - Bellevue, WA - Mesa, AZ
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Sam Bataglia and the service department always do a nice job of explaining the charges and getting approval before moving forward with the work. Much better experience than I have had with other dealership service departments.
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