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Why Your Data Center Should Have Aisle Containment

As I say in my previous blog post, data centers in the United States use a full 1% of the nation’s power so improving efficiencies makes very real sense. In this series of blog posts about HVAC (Heating Venting Air Conditioning) cooling strategies for computers I summarize the main elements you should focus on to make […]

Data Center Cooling Optimizations Bring Big Wins

At XMission we have just completed some significant energy efficiency improvements in our data center. To educate the public and our customers as well as promote sustainable energy practices, I will be writing some blog posts about industry trends and the steps we have taken at XMission to dramatically improve our energy efficiencies. These best […]

Net Neutrality

A recent federal court decision in a case involving a Verizon challenge to FCC “Net Neutrality” rules has inspired many breathless headlines about the death of the Internet as we know it. Because this will enable giant Internet providers to start prioritizing traffic based upon what their customers are willing to pay them, it deals […]

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Register for Ski PHP on January 17-18

XMission kicks off our 2014 community sponsorship calendar with the Ski PHP Conference on Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18. The conference takes place at the Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community College. Ski PHP, presented by the Utah PHP Users Group, features top national and international PHP experts to present over 50 talks […]

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Colocation or Cloud?

With so much media attention focused on cloud hosting, companies might feel compelled to move everything there. We all have those IT decision maker moments where the status quo no longer works and we realize that we need to stop mulling over the options and actually pick a new solution for X. Perhaps your current […]

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3 Reasons XMission Cloud Infrastructure is better than AWS

 I often get asked why an individual or business would want to host their VPS on XMission’s Cloud Infrastructure over a larger provider like Amazon. After all, AWS is the market behemoth, hosting huge sites in different locales around the world. How can a small local hosting company beat out AWS? Here are 3 reasons: […]

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5 things I learned about email at the Zimbra technical conference.

Email is very much alive and well in 2013. I am happy to report that Zimbra is poised to lead the way with their unified email, collaboration, and social communities. This past week I attended Zimbra’s “The Big Social” event in Dallas along with our Mail Systems Architect, Joaquin. The Big Social is a technical […]

Data Centers: A Dramatically Changing Industry

NOTE: I wrote the following while preparing to be on a panel discussion at the University of Utah recently regarding the data center industry. The data center and telecommunications industry is a dynamic, even mercurial, industry full of change, opportunity, and often unpredictable challenges. I’ve worked in this industry for 17 years and thought it might be helpful to provide […]

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Zimbra Power Tip: Improve your day and your inbox with filters.

In the world of “I want it now” there are fewer issues that cause as much frustration as a broken printer or your inbox not doing what you want. While I cannot help you with printer problems, I will help with your inbox. Today you will learn about two very useful and very under-utilized filters […]

5 Questions Customers Commonly Ask + Our Best Answers

When it comes to technical support, there seems to be a pattern in the questions that are asked on a daily basis. Even with all the training we provide for our customers there simply is not enough time in the day to train everyone. To help you out, we have composed the top five customer […]

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