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.

Uptime Releases New Operations Standard

The Uptime Institute has released its new Operational Sustainability standard for data center owners, operators, and managers. Uptime’s new initiative aligns with the growing industry emphasis on best practices as well as infrastructure redundancy. Read More

Yahoo Rolls Out Hadoop Enhancements

At Tuesday’s Hadoop Summit, Yahoo (YHOO) announced significant enhancements to the open source software, accelerating the potential for enterprise-wise adoption by mainstream businesses. Read More

Cisco Live! 2010: Vegas or Virtual

At Cisco Live!, CEO John Chambers outlined his vision for Cisco and future technology trends. Cisco also unveiled its Cius tablet, which serves as a mobile gateway to Cisco collaboration services. Read More

Blue Waters: Awesome Power, Awesome Efficiency

The Blue Waters Supercomputer was unveiled Wednesday on the campus of the University of Illinois. The water-cooled supercomputer features the latest IBM technologies and is housed in a new data center facility with an expected PUE of 1.2. Read More

Tilera Doubles Down on Density

Chip maker Tilera has teamed with Taiwan’s Quanta Computer Inc. on a new server that will allow data center operators to pack up to 10,000 cores in a rack consuming less than eight kilowatts of power, the company said Tuesday. Read More

BICSI Data Center Design Standard Released

BICSI has announced the release of its newest standard, BICSI 002-2010, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices, which addresses requirements that should be considered when planning and building a data center. Read More