Author Archives: Industry Perspectives

Is Your Data Center Ready for Cyber Monday?

The majority of data center downtime was related to inadequate investments in a high-availability infrastructure. In fact, more than half of data center professionals polled agreed the majority of downtime events could have been prevented, writes Peter Panfil of Emerson Network Power. Read More

Data Center Efficiencies – A Look at The End-User


Efficiencies built around the end-user computing experience can actually help create a more robust data center environment. This is where technologies around user virtualization can really help. The idea here is to abstract the user from the hardware layer, writes Bill Kleyman of MTM Technologies. Read More

The HIPAA Police Are On Their Way

One of the lesser known requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct periodic audits to ensure that healthcare organizations and their business associates are complying with HIPAA laws, writes Mike Klein of Online Tech. He describes how these requirements impact data centers who are working with healthcare organizations. Read More

Data Center Efficiency: The Past and the Future

Winston Saunders

In the last few years, focus by the data center industry has brought about substantial gains in efficiency. These improvements range from infrastructure to fundamental improvements in computing efficiency, writes Winston Saunders of Intel. What lies ahead for the efficiency-seeking industry? Read More

Six Steps to Improve Data Center Cooling Efficiency


An Uptime Institute study also found that up to 70 percent of data center energy use is for cooling and air handling, so increasing cooling efficiency is vital to reducing costs. Start with the low-hanging fruit. You’ll be surprised how much you can save with a few simple steps, writes Craig Watkins of Tripp Lite. Read More