Even in today’s modern automated world, managers of some of the country’s largest data centers still use spreadsheets to try to keep track of data center assets, writes Bob Cartwright, of Vizualiiz. The reason why is simple: a lack of focus on software innovation for managing data center assets. Read More
George Slessman, CEO of IO, offers his take on modular data centers and how they are differentiated from containers, pods and mobile data centers. Read More
Ron Vokun of Gray Construction, in his continuing series on green data centers, covers the pros and cons of Energy Star for Data Centers and concludes with some discussion of which certification to pursue.
When working with cloud computing, integration between multiple teams within an organization is necessary. The reality is that cloud computing cannot be made possible without knowledgeable and efficient data center and facilities professionals, writes of Bill Kleyman, MTM Technologies. Read More
Sustainable building certifications have been gaining momentum, and often data center operators are unsure of which to pursue. Ron Vokoun, of Gray Construction, details the LEED certification and its benefits and drawbacks in Part 1 of a two-part series on certification. Read More
Healthcare data centers are strained more and more with regulations and big data concerns, writes Todd Boucher of Leading Edge Design. His column addresses the approaches health care data center designers need to approach current issues.
This article by Raghu Kondapalli of LSI dives into the network challenges in virtualized datacenters as well as the network management complexities and control plane requirements needed to address those issues.
With CIOs under pressure to transform their IT departments, many are pursuing the gradual migration of the data center and platforms out of the enterprise through colocation, managed hosting and cloud services. writes Pete Stevenson of Latisys. Read More
Shifting a larger share of an IT project’s budget to the concept and planning stages can help all the stakeholders proceed with a common framework. This includes designing from the infrastructure up to ensure that workloads are designed to meet specific business requirements. Read More