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Posts by Keith Meierhofer

Data Center Trends

Recently I had the opportunity to be on a Minnesota High Tech Association panel regarding the data center market place. The following are the key topics discussed: Growth in co-locations in the market place The Minneapolis, MN area has seen  incredible growth in great co-location options. As data centers in the market place continue to…

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The Reality of Zinc Whiskers

After auditing data centers for 15 years, I officially encountered the presence of zinc whiskers. What are zinc whiskers? Zinc whiskers are tiny conductive filaments of zinc typically less than a few millimeters long and only a few thousandths of a millimeter in diameter. They grow from metal surfaces (e.g., steel) that have been electroplated (galvanized) with zinc for…

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