Weekly “Inside the Box” Newsletter

The AFCOM Weekly “Inside the Box” newsletter provides a taste of what’s new, and keeps members informed about the latest industry news, innovative ideas and emerging technologies. This newsletter includes feature articles, regular columns, event calendars, chapter happenings, and more.

Past newsletters have featured articles including:

  • IT Infrastructure Predictions for 2016
  • Is Your Organization Ready for Application and Desktop Virtualization?
  • Five Ways to Increase Data Center Resilience
  • The Impact of Emerging Data Rates on Layer One Fiber Cabling Infrastructure
  • The whole package: Is parcel protocol right for your data transfer needs?
  • What Senior Execs Must Know about Enterprise Data Center Strategy
  • The Year That Was in the Data Center

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Scaling on Demand: Decentralizing Power for a World Gone Remote

So, how can data centers overcome power capacity constraints and ensure that their infrastructure is well-equipped to respond to ever-increasing demand while still maintaining maximum uptime and resiliency? The answer: a decentralized DC power archit

Data Center Clean Energy: Let's Finish the Job

Notwithstanding all the new renewable energy from virtual Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and other deal structures for wind and solar energy, almost all backup power is dirty power from diesel generators owned by the tech companies, sitting right o

On an Adventure to Reduce Carbon Emissions

My mission is to spread this knowledge across the data center community, so we can all make a huge, positive impact on our environment while still serving our industry.

Data Centers: Green from the Ground Up

helping to ensure that the internet, data use and smart technologies aren’t negatively impacting on the environment is a crucial tenet of creating a more sustainable world for the long-term.

Backing up Cloud More Important Than Ever

Organizations continue to overlook the simple steps they can take to better protect cloud data and their business.

Managing Equipment OPEX Through Data

Every truck roll, warranty return, and hardware repair and redeployment incident is tracked somewhere. Yet despite all of this information, many network operators still feel they are making critical decisions in the dark.

Hyperscale Deemed Major Data Center Influencer

Hyperscale has fundamentally transformed the data center market. We’re seeing suppliers, contractors, manufacturers and even end users adapting. This new value chain calls for greater partnership engagement and transparency to facilitate a new level

The Real Cost of Ransomware Attacks, and How to Mitigate Ransom Threats

Monetary loss is the number one concern for the majority of businesses affected by ransomware. But it all comes down to business priorities and financial calculations.

The Race to the Edge

As the move to the edge accelerates, the challenges resulting from the shift in data gravity points toward a need to re-architect the internet.

Zinc: A New UPS Backup Alternative to an Old Solution

Nickel-zinc batteries span the life of the UPS and eliminates the typical three-battery replacement cycles that lithium-ion types require.