Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

Best Practices for a Green Data Center

Rising energy costs are at the forefront of most IT decisions, and impact operational expenditures considerably. Green initiatives vary widely in data centers and colocation providers. Having green initiatives is a start, but acting on them and having tangible results from them to demonstrate cost savings can often times be a different story. Embarking on a path to reduce costs and your carbon footprint starts with knowing the right questions to ask.
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Fusion-io Marries SSD, SDN With ION Accelerator

Fusion-io (FIO) announced its new ION Data Accelerator software that boosts the performance of applications that need access to shared data while enhancing existing enterprise storage infrastructure. Fusion-io said ION can enhance storage area networks (SANs) by addressing “hot spots” and bottlenecks created by demanding applications, which can slow down shared storage systems. Read More

Guide to Data Center Colocation

At each stage of a company lifecycle, or many times dynamically within each stage, the demands and business requirements of IT infrastructure change quickly and the organization must balance delivering the proper environment to support IT, with the return on investment that is coveted.An attractive option for many of those facing these challenges is colocation. Read More