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Data Centers For Dummies: Buildings

Welcome to the latest edition of Basis Bay’s “Data Centers For Dummies” series.  This post aims to explain some hard-core data center terms and acronyms relating to our buildings. Study them, and soon you’ll be throwing around these terms with ease. (Photo: akharinkhabar) CRAC unit – Computer Room Air Conditioning is basically an air conditioner on […]

Data Centers For Dummies: Cloud

Welcome to the latest installment of the Data Centers For Dummies series, Basis Bay’s guide to helping you fit into the wonderful world of data centers, or at least sound like you do. Today’s installment will focus on cloud computing and the various services that make it work. If you haven’t caught up on the […]

Data Centers For Dummies: Connections

This is the third installment of our “Data Centers For Dummies” series, and if you’ve followed our previous blogs (click here and here), then you’ve no doubt learned acronyms and terms with almost no use in everyday life. If you’re in a data center, however, the words we’ve introduced will show you’re in the know. In our next […]

Data Centers For Dummies: Power

If you’ve been following our “Data Centers For Dummies” series, you already know the meaning of important terms such as colo and mantrap (click here for a quick refresher). Now it’s time to up your game… Part 2 of this series tackles some key terms related to electricity in the data center. Warning: this post contains […]

Data Centers For Dummies: Acronyms & Terminology

Everyone knows that the language used in the IT industry can be, well, peculiar. We like to use acronyms, preferably if we can pronounce those capital letters as a word (i.e: NOC). We like to turn nouns into verbs (i.e: “I’ll FTP you that file”). And we especially like using obscure technical terms that others […]