Ed Dzurko

Director, Facility Engineering

A New Take on Cold Aisle Containment

A New Take on Cold Aisle Containment

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 3 min.

Thermal Containment System Energy efficiency is an area of concern for organizations concerned with cost control and environmental impact resulting from an expanding carbon footprint due to fossil consumption. No matter the reason, conserving energy is a good thing. Data center operators are no strangers to this area of concern. One way data centers manage energy consumption is to...

The “Where” and “Why” of Choosing a Data Center location

The “Where” and “Why” of Choosing a Data Center location

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 4 min.

Choosing a Data Center Location When choosing to build a new data center, there are a multitude of factors that should be considered in the decision-making process. Establishing a fully redundant and secure data center requires a significant capital investment as well as a commitment to ongoing operational expenses for support, and maintenance. However, a key step in...

Setting Your Data Center Migration Strategy

Setting Your Data Center Migration Strategy

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 4 min.

Migration Services Undergoing a migration to a new data center or a colocation provider for the first time is a daunting task. It is time-consuming and takes impeccable planning down to the smallest detail. So how do you go about establishing a strategy that will allow a smooth transition of your hardware and IT environment? Prepare, Prepare, Prepare...

Technology Considerations for Data Center Efficiency

Technology Considerations for Data Center Efficiency

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 4 min.

Data Center Efficiency Going green continues to grow in popularity as many companies and industries look to adopt “green,” eco-friendly policies in the workplace. The data center industry is no different. Colocation providers will need to modernize and become more energy efficient as requirements, and expectations for green facilities continue to grow. Data centers are one of the fastest-growing...

New Slim-Line 2.0 Cages = Great Space and Cost Savings

New Slim-Line 2.0 Cages = Great Space and Cost Savings

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 3 min.

New Slim-Line 2.0 Cages = Great Space and Cost Savings Opting for a secure, private cage in a data center environment demands a lot of space on the data center floor, making it expensive for the customer and taking away valuable floor space that can no longer be used by other customers. Traditional cages don’t make optimal use of...

Is a Cage Really the Safest Physical Environment for Your Data?

Is a Cage Really the Safest Physical Environment for Your Data?

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 2 min.

Data Center Security Those seeking a dedicated cage environment with a hosting provider are sometimes under the false impression that caged floor space is more secure than other physical options. A common perception is that a dedicated cage environment provides an unparalleled level of security as well as the ability to meet auditing requirements; both viewpoints are not necessarily...

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 7: Change in Leadership or Ownership

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 7: Change in Leadership or Ownership

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 1 min.

Leadership and/or Ownership Change Leadership changes often cause short-term uncertainty within a business. New leaders bring fresh ideas and expect fast results. It’s important for leaders and their teams to focus on core business objectives and avoid the distraction that sometimes go with maintaining a high capacity, highly available IT infrastructure. During a time of executive transition, it is...

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 3: New Application

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 3: New Application

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 1 min.

New Application Development Developing and managing a new application can be a complex undertaking. Doing so while managing and maintaining an internal data center can also tax an IT organization and may ultimately delay the successful completion of your project. So the question is, can you afford to manage the infrastructure components while giving equal attention to developing the...

Expedient’s Indianapolis Data Center Expansion Is Nearly Complete

Expedient’s Indianapolis Data Center Expansion Is Nearly Complete

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 1 min.

Expedient is excited to announce that the expansion of their Indianapolis data center, which kicked-off in early 2014, is near completion and will be finished this summer. The expansion includes over 6,000 square feet of new, production ready, raised floor computing space, immediately adjacent to the existing data center. Upon completion, the total raised floor footprint in Indianapolis will exceed...

The Disk-based Backup Calculator: brought to you by Intel and Expedient Data Centers

The Disk-based Backup Calculator: brought to you by Intel and Expedient Data Centers

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 1 min.

Are you wondering how much storage and bandwidth you need for your disk-based backups? Log onto the Disk-based Backup Calculator to find out.  The options in the calculator will determine your sizing requirements—you can even save your configuration and download it as a PDF. Intel and Expedient have partnered to create the Cloud Calculator, offering information on the...

The Complete Cloud Build Vs. Buy Calculator: brought to you by Intel and Expedient Data Centers

The Complete Cloud Build Vs. Buy Calculator: brought to you by Intel and Expedient Data Centers

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 1 min.

Intel and Expedient have partnered to create the Cloud Calculator, offering information on the uses, research and tools of the cloud and related infrastructure components, as well as multiple technology calculators, including the Cloud Build Versus Buy Calculator. Try the Cloud Build Versus Buy Calculator to find out the total cost of ownership of building your own cloud solution,...

Data Center Build Vs. Buy Calculator

Data Center Build Vs. Buy Calculator

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 1 min.

Are you wondering how much it will take to build your own data center, or are you unsure if you have everything accounted for in your construction budget? Use this calculator to see what it really takes to build out a data center. Intel and Expedient have partnered to create the Cloud Calculator, offering information on the uses, research and...

Buying vs. Building a Data Center: What to Consider

Buying vs. Building a Data Center: What to Consider

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 3 min.

With the ever-changing enhancements taking place in today’s technological landscape, in-house data centers are continually met with the challenge of providing enough space, power and cooling. And when these data centers do finally reach their limits, the CIOs and IT managers are then faced with that all important decision: Does it make more sense to invest in an in-house data...

Data Center Colocation: The Advantages

Data Center Colocation: The Advantages

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 2 min.

Exploring the Advantages of Colocation Solutions You may have heard that colocation solutions are an ideal way to accommodate your company’s ever-changing IT needs. You may also be skeptical, realizing that colocation is an investment, and uncertain as to whether the investment is worth the risk. Is colocation right for your business? To answer whether colocation...

Defining Uptime: Data Center Insights

Defining Uptime: Data Center Insights

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 2 min.

The Importance of Defining Uptime Every industry has its own shorthand and IT is no different. When looking for web hosting and data center services, uptime is one of the terms thrown about. Uptime is, at its most basic, the amount of time that a server stays up and running. Uptime is usually measured as a...

Data Center Build vs. Buy: What to Consider

Data Center Build vs. Buy: What to Consider

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 3 min.

Data Center Build vs. Buy: What to Consider With the ever-changing enhancements taking place in today’s technological landscape, in-house data centers are continually met with the challenge of providing enough space, power and cooling. When data centers reach their limits, CIOs and IT managers are faced with that all-important decision: Does it make more sense to invest in an...