Author Archives: Industry Perspectives

Data Centers Should Trust Emergency Power to UL 1008 Listed Automatic Transfer Switches

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When utility power at a data center fails, automatic switchover to an emergency backup power system that enables “business-as-usual” is the ideal scenario, writes Bhavesh Patel of ASCO. But sometimes that doesn’t happen because the transfer switch itself fails.While automatic transfer switches (ATSs) are the norm in data centers, they are not all the same. Read More

Encouraging Good Citizenship in the Data Centre

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Ask not what your data centre can do for you, but what you can do for your data centre, writes Andy Huxtable of CenturyLink Technology Solutions. He states that it’s essential that customers understand the positive impact they can have on improving multi-tenanted environments. Read More

Using DCIM To Achieve Simplicity in Face of Complexity

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To achieve simplicity in the face of complexity, your data center and IT staff should seek to better understand system impacts in the data center across all roles and functions, writes Lara Greden of CA Technologies. This will enable your team to enhance uptime and availability, reduce costs, and improve execution to deliver top line results. Read More

How to Prepare Private Cloud Services with a Hybrid Cloud Future in Mind

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Both the value and types of hybrid cloud models available are expanding, writes Adam Fore of NetApp. And this means IT managers need to re-think their approach, using their expertise to assess cloud services and deploy applications to the best-suited resource, public cloud, private cloud, or infrastructure, thus becoming service brokers instead of infrastructure builders. Read More