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Case Study: Scalable Infrastructure for High-Density Data Center

Objective The customer, a cloud company, is looking to build out the infrastructure in its colocation data center in Santa Clara, California. Needing nearly half a megawatt of power, this technology company required the installation of new equipment, maximizing the use of materials already available, and a plan for equipment to be purchased later. The [...]

Case Study: Rack and Overhead Installation for Edge Data Center

Objective The customer, an edge data center, needed a reliable professional services company to ensure its white space was ready in two weeks. Scope of Work The Mirapath Project Management Team specified and procured all the materials including 200+ racks, 400+ PDUs, 2-tier ladder rack, and fiber tray. Professional Services included: Seismically anchor, bay, level, and [...]

2020-06-16T04:34:52+00:00 March 20, 2020|Design & Installation, Power Strips, Racks & Hardware|

Mirapath Launches New Website

Cupertino, California – Mirapath, a leading data center, lab, and IT infrastructure solutions provider, announced today the launch of its new website – www.mirapath.com. Along with a fresh look, updated messaging, and easier navigation, the website is optimized to provide an exceptional user experience across all types of digital devices. The newly redesigned website includes [...]

2018-11-01T08:58:07+00:00 November 1, 2018|News|

Weekend Server Room Migration for Silicon Valley Telecommunications Client

Objective: The client, a VoIP phone company, needed to migrate their server room to a new location within 2 days. Scope of Work: With only 48 hours to complete the migration, the scope included: Environment and equipment audit Take inventory of existing equipment and cables Unplug, unrack, transport, and re-rack devices Disconnect, sort, label, and [...]

2018-11-16T16:50:52+00:00 June 25, 2018|Moves & Migrations|

Mirapath Named to CRN’s 2018 Solution Provider 500 List

Mirapath, a data center, lab, and IT supporting infrastructure specialist, announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Mirapath to its 2018 Solution Provider 500 list for the second consecutive year. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers, and IT consultants in North America by revenue. [...]

2018-11-16T16:51:03+00:00 June 13, 2018|News|

Mirapath Launches Managed Services Program

Cupertino, California – Mirapath, Inc., a trusted provider of data center, engineering lab, and IT supporting infrastructure, announced today it has added Managed Services to its list of service offerings. Mirapath’s Managed Services is designed to help reduce the cost of infrastructure management and maintenance by offering both onsite and remote support tailored to fit [...]

2018-04-17T23:45:20+00:00 March 28, 2018|Managed Services|

Mirapath Welcomes Mike Hall as Director of Strategic Accounts

At Mirapath, we are committed to our customers by providing the best service and solutions to serve their needs. Driven by this passion, we are adding a new valuable addition to our team to better serve our clients. Mirapath is pleased to welcome Mike Hall as our Director of Strategic Accounts. In his role, Mr. [...]

2018-05-06T04:51:07+00:00 March 27, 2018|News|

Mirapath’s Value-Add Capability: International Services

Procuring infrastructure for international projects is a common challenge that we see our clients face. Our clients with international data centers found the process to be very time-consuming. Adding a new international vendor, purchasing equipment in the U.S for shipment to global locations, tracking packages to make sure they clear customs, and ensuring the appropriate [...]

2018-05-06T04:51:37+00:00 March 22, 2018|Services|

Doris Yeh Joins International Female Leaders to Speak at Bay Brazil’s Global Women’s Journey Series

Mirapath CEO and Co-Founder, Doris Yeh, will be taking the stage today at Bay Brazil’s Global Women’s Journey at Box Headquarters in Redwood City, CA. The one-day event will include international female leaders all coming together for an inspiring dialogue on diversity, tech innovation, and entrepreneurship. Doris will be speaking on a panel alongside female [...]

2018-03-15T08:38:01+00:00 March 15, 2018|News|

SPM Users: Get Sunbird’s Power IQ DCIM Monitoring Free!

For a limited time, existing Server Technology Sentry Power Manager (SPM) customers can obtain a free Sunbird Power IQ license for each current SPM license. On top of free Power IQ licenses, new Power IQ customers who take advantage of this offer will get free maintenance support for one year, starting on the date of [...]

2018-03-07T09:52:09+00:00 March 7, 2018|DCIM|

Mirapath Joins ADVA Partner Program

Mirapath recently joined ADVA Optical Networking’s Partner Program. Under this partnership, Mirapath will be ADVA’s preferred partner in North America for their Media Cross Connect lab automation solutions. Mirapath has an extensive solution portfolio for data center and engineering test lab infrastructure and provides ADVA with the expertise to focus on customers that will maximize [...]

2018-02-22T08:12:44+00:00 February 22, 2018|Layer 1, News|

Mirapath Welcomes New Manager of Managed Services

Cupertino, California - Mirapath, Inc., a trusted provider of data center, engineering lab, and IT supporting infrastructure, announced today that Matt Saenz has joined the company as Manager of Managed Services. In his new role, Mr. Saenz is responsible for leading, managing, and developing Mirapath’s Managed Services offerings. In addition, he will oversee the company’s [...]

2018-02-20T11:55:30+00:00 February 20, 2018|News|

How To Prevent Top-of-Rack Switches From Overheating

It’s not uncommon to hear about network switches overheating or failing when mounted in the rear of a rack. While convenient for cabling purposes, mounting the switch in the back of a rack allows hot air from servers to enter the switch. In turn, this could lead to the switch overheating or even failing. Traditionally, [...]

2017-10-02T13:00:46+00:00 September 14, 2017|Containment|

Add Security with Cabinet Locks

Acting as the last line of defense, the lock and key can prevent unauthorized access within a data center cabinet. But did you know that most manufacturers ship their data center cabinets with the same lock and key? If you need additional security (and peace of mind) for your equipment, changing the lock core or [...]

2017-07-20T09:50:31+00:00 July 20, 2017|Racks & Hardware|

Mirapath Placed 6th in Big Green Egg BBQ Contest

Mirapath recently competed in the 12th Annual Eggs by the Bay™ Eggfest at Saratoga Springs Park, California. This event is one of the top "Big Green Egg only" food festivals in the country, cooking with the Big Green Egg - the Original American Designed Ceramic Cooker introduced in 1974. This year's event drew in 450+ [...]

2017-06-09T08:40:47+00:00 June 9, 2017|News|

To Migrate Or Not To Migrate: Server Technology PRO2

Server Technology’s latest innovation, PRO2 rack PDUs, features a flexible hardware platform with more outlets, a faster processor, improved firmware, and increased security and redundancy. Server Technology PRO2 Key Features: Shallower PDU enclosure Star architecture multi-linking, up to 4 power strips Hot-swappable, redundantly-powered network card Branch current measurements and multi-level alerts More alarms and configuration [...]

2017-06-20T10:28:04+00:00 June 8, 2017|Power Strips|

Mirapath Recognized as Technology Partner of the Year by Vertiv

Mirapath announced today that they have been named the Vertiv North American Partner Program Technology Partner of the Year, for displaying superior knowledge of how to apply Vertiv technologies and services. Mirapath was recognized as one of the North American Partner Award winners for 2016 achievement at the Vertiv Partner Summit in Nashville, TN. The [...]

2017-06-09T06:53:25+00:00 June 7, 2017|News|

Mirapath Support

A technology professional will often resort to contacting the technical support line of an equipment manufacturer for assistance. Between “waiting in line for the next available representative” and escalating the issue to someone who actually understands the product, the technology professional can sometimes spend hours, or even days, working with the manufacturer’s technical support to [...]

2017-05-30T11:21:41+00:00 May 24, 2017|Support|

Inside Look: Mirapath’s Product Launch Methodology

In addition to working very closely with our customers to deliver efficient, scalable infrastructure solutions, Mirapath partners with many manufacturers to evaluate new solutions. And often times, Mirapath is included in partner feedback sessions before a product is generally released. Mirapath triages all the new products from official partners and non-official partners to determine which [...]

2017-05-15T08:36:23+00:00 May 15, 2017|News|

Mirapath at MACLA’s Annual Family Art Day

Along with friends in our community, Mirapath volunteered at MACLA’s annual Family Art Day. This annual event is a free outdoor celebration providing a unique and memorable art experience for the entire family. Since 1989, MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana has provided our local community with inclusive contemporary art space centering Latino culture and [...]

2017-05-12T08:52:19+00:00 May 12, 2017|News|

To Migrate Or Not To Migrate – Vertiv ACS8000

Vertiv released the ACS8000 console server series with significant new features that further enables customers to perform secure, remote data center, lab, and out-of-band management from anywhere in the world. Vertiv ACS8000 highlights include: New USB console support New fiber uplink New Python and PERL scripting support Faster processor and more RAM Expanded support of [...]

2017-05-12T08:17:03+00:00 May 3, 2017|Console Servers|

Mirapath Supports “Girls Who Code”

Mirapath recently held a Speakeasy Casino Night fundraiser to support Girls Who Code. Dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology, this non-profit organization has grown from 20 to 40,000 girls in 50 states. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there will be more than 1.4 million computing-related job opportunities by 2020. At current [...]

2017-04-28T09:35:57+00:00 April 28, 2017|News|

Vertiv (Formerly Emerson) DSView Software Management R4.5 SP5

On May 2016, Vertiv (formerly Avocent/Emerson Network Power) announced a new version of its DSView software – R4.5 SP5. The main new features of this release are: Support for new security ciphers provided by Java 8 Better support for the MPH2 power strips Added new device support for the GXT4 UPS system Overall, this is [...]

2017-05-24T08:35:39+00:00 April 27, 2017|DCIM|

Why DCIM Has Not Taken Off

We have all heard that DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) would take off as the must have tool for any organization. And, we have been hearing it for over 10 years! And yet here we are in 2017 and DCIM is still not as widely installed as we would have expected. Why is that? The [...]

2017-04-19T08:17:48+00:00 April 18, 2017|DCIM|

Copper Cable Testing Results Explained

All Mirapath structured cabling projects are completed with full cable testing reports. Sometimes, the reports can be hard to understand. So we have created a guide to help decipher the copper cable testing reports. See below for explanations of specifications as well as the most significant test results categories. Mirapath uses the Fluke DSX-1800 and DSX-5000 [...]

2017-04-13T10:25:43+00:00 April 13, 2017|Low Voltage Structured Cabling|

CAT6A: Shielded or Unshielded?

The recommended copper cable for 10Gbe applications is CAT6A. However, there are 2 types of CAT6A cables: UTP and STP. Which one should you use? UTP means Unshielded Twisted Pair and there is no shielding. STP means Shielded Twisted Pair. There can be any type of shielding that helps against ANEXT (Alien Near End Cross [...]

2017-04-13T10:43:03+00:00 April 4, 2017|Connectivity|

Is White The Way To Go?

In our most recent data center build out project, we helped design, procure, and install white data center racks. There has been lots of speculation over the last several years whether white is the new black for data center cabinets. Some manufacturers have suggested that white cabinets can save up to 30% in lighting costs. This [...]

2017-02-16T11:00:14+00:00 February 16, 2017|Racks & Hardware|

Mirapath Technical Support

We aim to provide our customers with spectacular service throughout their Mirapath experience, from project consultation to post-sale technical support. The Mirapath Technical Support team is available to answer your questions or concerns regarding any of the solutions that we offer. Nothing is too big or too small. Why Contact Mirapath Technical Support? Our engineers [...]

2017-05-24T08:24:13+00:00 February 16, 2017|Support|

Case Study: Moving and Consolidating Critical Lab Devices

Objective Safely moving critical lab devices was the main objective for the customer - a leading networking solutions provider. They needed to move and consolidate over 5,500 critical lab devices across 25 engineering labs from various office locations into a single location, within the new headquarters, in less than three weeks. Scope of Work Phase 1: [...]

2017-02-16T08:16:16+00:00 February 15, 2017|Moves & Migrations|

Mirapath Announces Director of Technology

Cupertino, California - Mirapath, Inc., a trusted provider of data center, engineering lab, and IT infrastructure, announced today that Henrique Oliveira has joined the company as the Director of Technology. Mr. Oliveira is responsible for leading Mirapath’s sales engineers, project engineers, and tech support team to architect and deliver complete solutions to customers, from technical [...]

2017-01-18T13:31:08+00:00 January 12, 2017|News|

Can your UPS grow in its capacity to support critical equipment?

Three general categories of scalable UPS units are: Scalable, Redundant UPS units: These are units that have power modules that are added to a UPS frame as the load increases. Typical power module sizes are: 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 15, 25, 50, or 275 Kw. It is important to note that the batteries associated [...]

2017-01-11T12:18:08+00:00 September 19, 2016|UPS|

How to Design and Install Infrastructure Under a Tight Deadline

Objective The customer, a Fortune 100 multi platform technology company, was looking to consolidate multiple engineering labs from various locations into a single colocation to allow for expansion in 3 weeks. Scope of Work Design and Installation Working closely with the customer, the Mirapath team designed and installed both the mechanical and electrical infrastructure for [...]