DC Pulse: Update On Data Center Stack

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In April we told you about the effort by Data Center Pulse to create a “Data Center Stack” segmenting data center operations into seven layers, similar to the OSI Model used to define network architecture. Data Center Pulse recently provided an update on this effort in a video featuring DCP co-founder Dean Nelson and Jeremy Rodriguez, who is organizing the development of the Stack Framework. The group’s goal is to develop a standard approach to defining and measuring all components of the data center, with a target of adoption by January 1, 2010. “The Holy Grail here is that we can all have a common method of approaching our data center and the components in it, addressing them, measuring them and reporting out for them,” said Nelson. This video runs about 9 minutes, 30 seconds.

For additional video, check out our DCK video archive and the Data Center Videos channel on YouTube.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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