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Basic data center cooling infrastructure

Written by MovinCool

The data centers that power all the cloud services that you use contain thousands or sometimes even tens of thousands of servers. All these servers, the network switches that connect them to the internet and the UPS systems that keep them powered generate a lot of heat. All of this heat needs to be removed as quickly as possible. An increase by as much as eight degrees in ambient temperature in the room can trigger an automatic shutdown. This is where data center cooling comes in.

Data center cooling equipment is physically located in the same space as the equipment it cools. How the air gets to the server and how that air is expelled vary from installation to installation. The most popular method now is to use ducts to send cool air out from directly underneath the front of the servers. This works because IT equipment airflow starts at the front and goes out at the back.

Another take on this method is to only cool the area immediately in front of the racks. This is done by placing two rows of racks facing each other w\ith cooling coming from adjustable vents from the floor of the corridor. The two racks are then enclosed so that no cool air gets out. The hot air exits the back of the servers. This has another advantage.  In the event of an a/c failure, a rental portable air conditioner can be used in each of these enclosed rack sets, rather than trying to cool an entire data center space.

This is just one of the many ways basic data center cooling infrastructure works.


MovinCool is a provider of industrial cooling and computer cooling expertise.


Basic Safety Practices for Digital Wallets

If you want to keep your digital devices, and any digital wallets, safe from harm you first need to understand what’s actually at stake. Then you can formulate a plan, and a backup plan to deal with the rare scenarios that might not ever happen. Here are some of the basic principles people need to be aware of when they use digital wallets.


Most people don’t understand that the device itself encrypts the data you’re sending. A few years ago, a new technology known as “Near Field Communication” was put into use that allowed phones to wirelessly communicate payment data from device-to-device. NFC is a protocol, or a method of communicating, that both encrypts and protects any data sent with it.

The device takes care of this on its own, without any required user input.

Account Security

There are two fundamental flaws in digital wallets. The first is a weak password used to protect your initial account. The best method to protect your account is fairly simple: use a stronger password. There are a variety of methodologies behind coming up with a good password, so you can pick and choose the one you like best. The key is to store those passwords securely. There are a variety of plugins for most browsers that do this for you, but you can use password protection apps to safeguard your information as well.

The second security flaw is device security. Most of us keep our phones fairly guarded, but we still lose them from time to time. There is also physical theft of a device to contend with. The best solutions to these challenges, again, come down to users utilizing stronger passwords and security measures to protect their devices.

Each wallet is persistent, meaning it follows the user from one device to another. If your device breaks, or it’s stolen, you can simply lock the account remotely and recover your credentials on a new device.

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Choosing Which Voltage to Utilize For Your Aircraft

It’s important to understand the differences between volts within a battery system.

Written by: Start Pac

Almost every aircraft type requires some type of electrical energy to operate their navigation, lights, COM and NAV radio’s, intercom, and other electronic frameworks. Now, this electrical system is comprised of a batter and an alternator or generater on older aircraft. All of this is connected through meters (or kilometers on larger aircraft) of wire.

Know Your Electrical System

Even for the experienced pilot, it pays to have some fundamental information of the electrical frameworks of his or her air ship, which could be a life saver if an emergency were to occur.

Automobiles and your normal homebuilt aircraft typically runs on a 12 volt electrical system where the battery, alternator and electrical gear is intended for these voltages. In any case, other, generally larger aircrafts, have 28 volt power supplies in their frameworks.

12 Volt or 28 Volt?

The system that you will choose for your aircraft doesn’t really matter. Either the 12- or 28 volt battery pack will run reliably and operate all the equipment within the aircraft. So, at first glance, there really isn’t too much of a difference in deciding which system to utilize.

Likewise, most producers have hardware that can run on either voltage or are selectable – this is not by any stretch an issue. Be that as it may, if you wish to utilize your automobile to kick off your airplane, this necessity may guide you towards a 12 volt framework. In the case you require less weight and more cranking power for starting the engine, consider using a 24- or 28 volt ground power unit.


How to choose a third party EDI vendor

Written by Act Data Services, Inc. 1-800-ACT-DATA

There are two paths you can take when it comes to EDI services. You can go with the in-house implementation. This tends to be more costly, a lot more work, but gives a lot of additional control, security, and privacy. Alternatively, you can go with a third party EDI provider. This is faster, has less capital expenditure. Here we will look at some of the considerations when it comes to choosing one:

The first consideration would be the number of partners present on the vendor’s system. This is the most important because the more of your existing vendors and partners on the system, the easier this transition will be. In addition, the cost benefits will also be visible sooner.

The second would be support for overseas partners. This means being able to get your Chinese and European suppliers and customers on board.

Another is training and support for your staff. Training, later on, can be done in-house, but at the start, it is good to be able to get staff trained by the vendor. Electronic data interchange will be a big shift and this will need to be introduced to them well.

Getting your partners on board EDI is also another important consideration. Not all of your partners will be using EDI. Getting them on board will be to your benefit and theirs. Vendors can provide support and guidance on how to best go about this.

Finally, there are the financials. The providers tend to charge on volume of transactions while offering differing payment models.


Act Data is an EDI service bureau for retail and supplier environments.



The advantages of colocation

Written by Rack Alley

When it comes to the different options for hosting your servers, colocation has many benefits. Here are five of them to help device which path to take:


There are times when services like los angeles web hosting cannot handle sudden surges in traffic. Rather than having to predict or provision services like this in advance, with colocation a request to the provider to can result in additional bandwidth very quickly. Once the peak period is over the same services can be reduced again.


Los angeles colocation services come with climate-controlled data centers, with high bandwidth speeds, and excellent redundancy. This type of infrastructure will be extremely expensive to maintain in house. The redundancy in network connectivity will mean that the sites and services will never be down due to internet downtime.


These facilities also provide state of the art security for your servers. These include biometric scanners, closed circuit cameras, on-site security, coded access, alarm systems. Even for your company personnel to get in will require pre-registration and advance notice. This provides physical security that will prevent any type of theft or vandalism.


In times of a disaster, or if the office needs to relocate, there is no headache when it comes to worrying about these server systems. Everything will keep running while the office movies or the disaster is sorted out. During that time


Rack Alley provides small and enterprise customers with premium la data center services.


Using pop-ups to improve sales and conversions

Written by Secure Net Shop

Have you thought about using pop ups on your shopping cart e-commerce website to boost sales, and then been scared that it might remind users of spammy sites?

There is no need for concern, here are several major brands that use pop-ups in their shopping carts and other parts of the website to good effect:

Amazon – uses a popup as soon as you load the site to encourage you to sign in. Thanks to the wealth of information they have about you, that is the starting point for recommendations, suggestions, and reminders.

McDonald’s – Since the primary motivation is to get you to enter of their restaurants, the popup on the website asks for your location. From then onwards the menu etc can be tailored to what is available locally along with suggestions of which branch to visit.

Kellog’s – This is a lightbox popup, which darkens the page and gets the user focused on the popup. In this case, it is to encourage visitors to sign up for Family rewards for coupons and special offers.

Colgate – Much like Kellog’s, there is an immediate lightbox which asks for an email address in exchanges for special offers and expert advice.

Pinterest – If you don’t have an account or not logged in to Pinterest, you will see a popup that takes over the page. You cannot see the content or proceed until you have either signed in or signed up.



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Drake’s Views becomes the first album to a Billion streams

Canadian rapper Drake’s latest album Views became the first album to be streamed a billion times on Apple Music. The announcement was made by the rapper on the social network Instagram with two pictures celebrating the achievement. The first picture showed a celebratory plaque from Apple, signed by CEO Tim Cook and the second showed Drake posing with Cook, iTunes head Eddy Cue, and Apple Music’s head of content Larry Jackson.

The album was launched as an Apple Music exclusive for five days on the 29th of April and is a good sign for both Apple and Drake. Apple Music has been using artist launch exclusives such as this to gain customers for the streaming service.

Apple Music is locked in a battle with Spotify for the digital music streaming crown. At last count, Apple Music had around 17 million subscribers, while Spotify has over 40 million paid subscribers. Apple Music has no free ad-supported tier, unlike Spotify which has around 60 million for its free service. It claims that the free service helps convert to the paid service, although many artists and record labels are not happy with the arrangement.

The momentum still appears to be with Spotify as, during the last two months, Apple Music has added approximately 2 million new subscribers, while Spotify added 10 million. Spotify has network effects which help its growth so it will likely take exclusives such as the one with Drake for Apple Music to achieve the same rates of growth.


Where to Learn About iPhone App Development

As one of the world’s most advanced smartphones, the Apple iPhone can be loaded with some of the most powerful mobile applications. This popular device runs on a mobile operating system that is called iOS. Every year, Apple releases multiple updates to this platform that has tremendous potential for growth. The only way for developers to build apps for the iPhone is to use a technology that’s known as Swift. Talented iPhone app developers Los Angeles must be familiar with this programming language that has been exclusively designed for Apple software and hardware.

App developers have a convenient way to learn about Swift technology by using an iPad. Apple has specifically published detailed tutorials and other lessons that are easily integrated into this powerful tablet. The Swift Playground is a virtual platform that enables developers to play around with the source code that defines apps for the iPhone and other Apple devices. For example, the Swift Playground can be used to create iOS framework such as SpriteKit and UIKit. An iPhone app development company Los Angeles most likely uses the Swift Playground to compile the foundations of custom apps that are optimized for the iOS platform.

In order to master Swift technology, app development Los Angeles specialists must also learn traditional programming languages such as Objective-C and C++. Once all of the source code is fully written for an iPhone, a debugging procedure has to be done. Developers must have a reliable way to identify glitches in iPhone apps that are supposed to be launched on the iTunes store.

If you need mobile app developers in Los Angeles, trust Halcyon Innovation. Halcyon works directly with your team to produce customized software solutions for you and your business.


Mobile Marketing Tips for Local Customers

Search engine optimization is a field that has grown prodigiously since its early days; part of its expansion has involved developing into sub-categories. If you’re the owner of a small business that services the nearby area, using local search engine optimization is important as is employing mobile optimization techniques.

Proper Citations
When you want to succeed with CA SEO, you need to ensure that your citations are correct across all mobile listings and sites. People who access your business information on their phones might want to come to your company right away, and an incorrect citation precludes them from doing so.

Easy Access
If potential customers come to your site and it is slow and bogged down with advertisements, they cannot quickly access the information that they want. A large part of California search engine optimization is ensuring that your website moves smoothly no matter what type of device people use to access it.

Many Features
As you are reviewing your website and optimizing it for mobile devices, you may have some features that you want to cut. While polishing and editing are parts of the process when it comes to California SEO, you also want to provide customers with the full appearances. For example, some people may want to simply browse on their phones while others are interested in making a purchase right away.

Having local customers means that you need to properly address their needs, and combining local SEO with mobile optimization can provide your business with a need boon.
Sticky Web Media is a top California SEO agency specializing in Web marketing and search optimization.


iOS flaws that hijack iPhones patched by Apple

People believe that iPhones are secure, however new reports out today have Apple scrambling to fix vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited.

There are three flaws that have come out, and all are known as 0-day (zero day). These flaws were previously unknown and based on what some users are saying has been in use for years. At least from 2014.

The flaws allow the attacker (or government in this case) to take over a victim’s phone when they click on a link in a text message. This description of the flaw is according to Lookout a cybersecurity firm that looks for security holes in mobile products, and Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.

“This is the most sophisticated bad actor we have ever seen targeting mobile phones out in the wild,” said Mike Murray, vice president of security research at Lookout.

The Spyware was discovered when pro-democracy activist Ahmed Mansoor received two text messages promising “secrets” about prisoners tortured in United Arab Emirates jails. He was immediately suspicious as he has been the target of Malware before and has been jailed for activism before. The past incidents of Malware have been traced back to the UAE government by security researchers.

Apple has since released a new version of iOS that fixes the flaw and is encouraging all users to update to the latest version as soon as possible. Fortunately this should protect users from this immediate threat as Apple’s devices are update more regularly than Android.