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Keep Your Cool with Emergency Air Conditioner Rentals

Posted by Tina Behnke

It always seems to happen on the hottest day of the summer: you come into work in the morning, and instead of relief from the heat, you get hit with another wave of stuffy, hot air.  HELP!!  The building’s air conditioning system is down.  It actually seems hotter inside than it is outdoors!

If you’re the person in charge, getting that AC system fixed isn’t your only problem – people just don’t want to work in sweltering conditions, and the higher the temperature is, the more your lack of cool air goes from an issue of comfort to an issue of health. 

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Topics: Emergency Cooling Plan, Emergency Cooling, Rent Portable Spot Coolers

Google's Innovative, Money-Saving Data Center Cooling [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Tina Behnke

Google is in a class all by themselves as far as data center cooling and effieciency are concerned.  They are so beyond the industry standard that they don't even set it. Most companies can't hope to attain the levels of efficiency of Google.

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Topics: Emergency Cooling Plan, Data Center Cooling, Emergency Server Room Cooling

Do You Have Emergency Server Room Cooling for Hurricane Sandy?

Posted by Tina Behnke

Hurricane Sandy is predicted to be a "monster threat to the East Coast."  Prepare your mission critical environments now with emergency server room cooling.

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Topics: Emergency Cooling Plan, Emergency Server Room Cooling

Protect Your AC and Get Spot Coolers Ready for Hurricane Restoration

Posted by Tina Behnke

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Topics: Emergency Cooling Plan, Emergency Cooling, Rent Portable Spot Coolers

How to Create an Emergency Cooling Plan -- Start with a Template

Posted by Tina Behnke

Data center and facility managers know the importance of planning.  But KNOWING that something is important and actually DOING something about it are two different things all together.  Do you have a business continuity plan that includes emergency cooling for mission critical equipment?

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Topics: Emergency Cooling Plan, Spot Cooler Rental, Data Center Cooling

6 Tips to Conquere a Server Room Cooling Crisis

Posted by Tina Behnke

There's never a good time for the server room air conditioning to fail.  EVER!  But, as all facilities managers and data center managers know, the question is not IF mechanical equipment will fail, it's WHEN.

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Topics: Emergency Cooling Plan, Server Room Cooling, Rent Portable Spot Coolers

Emergency Cooling Helps Businesses Recover from Hurricane Damage

Posted by Tina Behnke

Hurricane Irene took her toll on the East Coast.  From Florida all the way up to Vermont, the days of rain and wind took their toll on residents and businesses. What now?  Do you have a Disaster Recovery Plan?  Does your business Disaster Recovery Plan look like the cartoon below? ;-)  Emergency cooling will help get your business back in business?  

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Topics: Emergency Cooling Plan, Portable Spot Cooler, Rent Portable Spot Coolers

How to Protect Your Air Conditioner from a Hurricane

Posted by Tina Behnke

Ready for Hurricane Season?  You certainly can't control the weather but you can prepare your business and the mechanical systems, including the comfort and server room air conditioner from hurricane hazards.  Time invested before the storm could save your mechanical systems and have you back in business when the storm passes. 

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Topics: Portable air conditioner, Emergency Cooling Plan, Emergency Cooling

Emergency Cooling Lessons from Hitting a Deer

Posted by Tina Behnke

I hit a deer a few nights ago.  *SAD FACE*  I wasn't speeding, the visibility was great, and I was really careful because deer are abundant in the area I was driving.  I came around a curve and all of a sudden.... THUNK... the deer ran right into the right side of my car!  My daughter was in the car with me and neither of us even saw it coming.  We didn't even know it was a deer until I stopped, turned around and saw the poor deer laying in the road and the rest of the herd crossing the street.

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Topics: Emergency Cooling Plan, Emergency Cooling, Backup Cooling

Cloud Computing = Great Emergency Cooling Plan

Posted by Tina Behnke

In a recent post I wrote about how cloud computing can cut data center cooling costs.  There's another benefit.... it's a super Emergency Cooling Plan!  Just think, if you don't have your servers and data on premesis, then you don't have much to lose that can't be easily replaced.  Desks, chairs, and cabinets are nothin', it's the DATA that's so valuable!

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Topics: Emergency Cooling Plan, Server Room Cooling, Backup Cooling