Industry Perspectives: Intel, Transmode, Rubicon

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The Industry Perspectives channel at Data Center Knowledge highlights thought leadership in the data center arena, providing industry professionals with the opportunity to share their insight and expertise. For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of this week’s columns:

Optimizing Data Center Capital Costs with Intelligent IT – While much of the capital cost of a data center is in the IT hardware, the infrastructure alone can cost from $10M to $20M per megawatt, depending on the design and construction of the data center, writes Winston Saunders of Intel. A significant part of that cost (10-20 percent) is the back-up generators, which are put in place as a last line of defense against power failure. The column discusses how power management and data center management tools can be used to reduce the need for generators, thus reducing capital costs.

Optical Networks & Low Latency for Data Centers – The demand for low latency has been a driver for the adoption of optical networks based on Wave Division Multiplexing, writes Linda Faust of Transmode. As services evolve then low latency will continue to become an important factor in a growing portion of applications and data center projects.

Resuscitating Legacy Data Centers: A Darwinian Approach – Recent studies and articles have pointed out the fact that IT environments are in a constant state of change. The data center needs to evolve or simply become extinct—think along the lines of Betamax and the Walkman, writes Morris O’Riordan, of Rubicon.

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About the Author

Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.