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Published June 6, 2023

In a recent blog titled “The State of Post-Pandemic Data Center IT Services,” we addressed an issue that McKinsey and Company refers to as “the great attrition.” For a variety of reasons, the pandemic... Read More >

Published May 25, 2023

If you have recently reached out to an IT service provider looking for support, you have likely been introduced to the “new normal” in IT customer service: waiting in line. From help desk... Read More >

Published April 25, 2023

And just like that, Data Center World is right around the corner. This year’s conference of data center managers will feature a panel discussion on the topic of Edge data centers... Read More >

Published March 31, 2023

Without a doubt, typically the largest opportunity for energy savings in a data center facility is found within its mechanical system. While it is easy to become inundated with the array... Read More >

Published February 16, 2023

Ascent is very excited to be one of the supporters of the 2023 International Data Center Day, celebrated this year on March 22. The day, powered by 7x24 Exchange International, is... Read More >

Published January 12, 2023

It may not be easy to tell from the outside looking in, but there’s a buzz of excitement in the hallways of Ascent’s corporate office these days, as 2023 promises to be a big year for our company. Read More >

Published December 12, 2022

The role of owner’s representative is well-known in the construction industry, and is one that has maintained a presence in very technically specific projects. Read More >

Published October 11, 2022

In a world that’s always on, data center operational readiness is vital. According to meteorological records, there’s been a consistent rise in weather-related... Read More >

Published September 20, 2022

In our recent blog about workflows and improving operational reliability in data centers, we made the statement: “While DCIM and other monitoring packages have taken great strides in providing... Read More >

Published September 7, 2022

While uptime is a given, the challenge in daily data center operations is seldom the equipment itself, but rather the management of workflows designed to ensure its... Read More >

Published July 18, 2022

Particularly in the mission-critical industry, predictive spending is preferable to a break/fix approach; furthermore, managing to known risks is the key to uptime and reliability... Read More >

Published July 11, 2022

In a recently released whitepaper “Beyond Current State: Asset Evaluation for Better Capital Planning” we argue that understanding both the condition and the criticality of your data-center... Read More >

Published June 22, 2022

Today’s supply chain issues and delays are a humble reminder to all data center project managers and critical facility managers that nothing can be taken for granted. Even... Read More >

Published May 4, 2022

International Telecoms Week is right around the corner, taking place May 9-12 in National Harbor, MD, and Ascent will be onsite in attendance — and we don’t know about you, but we’re thrilled... Read More >

Published April 07, 2022

Part I of this two-part blog series discussed what opportunities lie ahead for data centers to execute greener operations and five main areas that are most often missed... Read More >

Published March 23, 2022

Data — it’s the steady heartbeat that makes the world go-'round, and data centers? They’re the valves, the paths, pumping the data to and from the heart. And the usage of data is only... Read More >

Published March 9, 2022

Global data center electricity consumption, as previously reported by the International Energy Agency, was approximately 200 terawatt-hours (TWh) in 2020, or close to 1% of global electricity demand. Read More >

Published December 14, 2021

Q4 is here and 2021 has come and gone in the blink of an eye. And while we’re looking forward for what’s to come, we also enjoy taking the time to reflect on our accomplishments... Read More >

Published December 9, 2021

Ledger8760, a 24/7 carbon tracking platform that measures the energy, emission and utility information, is now enabling Ascent and three other leading data centers, offering... Read More >

Published April 6, 2021

Extreme weather conditions and disasters can strike at a moment’s notice, and data center site teams face the brunt of preparing for, and addressing these challenges. The past year... Read More >

Published March 22, 2021

It’s that time of year again; time to celebrate International Data Center Day! Powered by 7x24 Exchange, the day is meant to bring awareness to the data center industry and to educate the youth for continuous data center... Read More >

Published January 14, 2021

2021 has arrived, and like them or not, so have the New Year’s resolutions! Ultimately, you might not be thinking about the tools and maintenance programs, or lack thereof, that should be implemented now, but... Read More >

Published December 8, 2020

It’s no secret that Dallas is one of the country’s highest growing data center markets. The city was recently rated No. 3 among global data center markets by Cushman & Wakefield’s global Data Center Market Comparison. Read More >

Published November 18, 2020

This is the time of year when data center users are wrapping up 2021 budgets and planning maintenance projects. They face the challenge of prioritizing their most critical needs, developing budgets and maintenance schedules while adhering to equipment maintenance standards and following manufacturer recommendations. Read More >

Published March 10, 2020

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we sat down for a Q&A with our own Vice President of Finance, Jamie Lester, to discuss her role in the data center industry and share insight on how women can continue to make a mark in a fast-paced and evolving market. Read More >

Published August 21, 2019

Today marks the first day of our blog - your go-to resource for Ascent news, upcoming events, profiles of team members, and more! We are thrilled to offer up this new source of information, providing insights and updates on the latest in the industry. Read More >