The concept of a modular data center solution has eluded definition, if not comprehension. Through the short history of modular solutions and vendor marketing, a definition and categorization of solutions has emerged. This is the second article in the series, DCK Guide to Modular Data Centers. Read More
It should be noted that a custom data center design may cost somewhat more than a standard data center. This aspect should be examined closely, a higher initial Capex alone (whether amortized or factored into a lease) should not be the deciding factor alone. It is possible that over the long run it can actually represent a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) if the custom design results in lower operating costs from improved energy efficiency. Read More
Cloud computing and the growing usage of the Internet has placed even greater demands on a corporate data center. Now, organizations are relying more and more on their IT infrastructure to be the mechanism to drive growth and enable agility. Because of this focus on the data center, concerns around… Read More
IT consumerization and BYOD has created a new type of user where mobility and virtualization play a vital role in productivity. In deploying new types of mobility and virtualization solutions, administrators must consider the underlying infrastructure as well as the all-important end-user experience. Read More
Data centers today require more throughputs, more bandwidth and more resources to continue to deliver the type of performance required to maintain optimal business operations. As more demands have been placed on the data center, administrators have turned to fiber solutions to help them obtain the type of LAN bandwidth that they require. Read More
Virtualization, cloud computing, and a distribute infrastructure has greatly increased the demand for data center bandwidth. More information and data is being passed through high-density servers and there has become a direct need for 10GbE network bandwidth capabilities. Why is this important? Read More
This is the fifth article in a best practices series on data center energy efficiency through effective airflow management strategies. When considering containment providers and their solutions, make sure to do your due diligence. Consider the following points during that process.
Earlier this month Liam Eagle from The WHIR got to tour the RagingWire 500,000 square for Sacramento data center, known internally as “The Rock.” Here’s a video tour of the campus. Read More
This is the fourth article in a best practices series on data center energy efficiency through effective airflow management strategies and focuses on data center containment components and considerations.