Data Center Design

Modernizing Vintage Data Centers


Hardware refresh cycles grew longer and more organizations tried to squeeze as much life as possible out of their data center environments. Unfortunately, there came a time when vintage systems could no longer meet modern demands. In fact, because of cloud computing, virtualization and even big data – data centers… Read More

With Ubiquity, Sears is Turning Shuttered Stores into Data Centers


Sears Holdings has formed a new unit to market space from former Sears and Kmart retail stores as a home for data centers, disaster recovery space and wireless towers. With the creation of Ubiquity Critical Environments, Sears hopes to convert the retail icons of the 20th century into the Internet infrastructure to power the 21st century digital economy. Read More

Uptime: Flash Storage is Top Data Center Disruptor

Andy Lawrence, who leads the data center technologies and the Eco-Efficient IT research practices at 451 Research, mentioned the chief claims of modular vendors as speed of deployment, lower costs, better reliability and efficiencies.

Which new technologies will genuinely gain traction in the data center industry? 451 Research sees Flash storage as the leading disruptive force, according to an analysis released at this week’s Uptime Symposium. The technology we’re least likely to see? Onsite clean power generation. Read More

Ground to cloud with PSSC Labs cloud-ready data centers


The modern IT landscape has shifted towards the data center infrastructure. At the heart of the cloud, and – in reality – any organization, is the data center environment. More businesses are reliant on the functions of the core data center platform to help them function on a day-to-day basis.… Read More

How to Ensure Your Monitoring Meets Your Needs

Racks full of servers in a Google data center (Photo: Google)

With IT consumerization, more devices, and a lot more data – the reliance on the corporate data center will only continue to grow. Administrators are being tasked with running a leaner and more efficient data center all while keeping costs down. It’s clear that resources will always be finite. Furthermore,… Read More

Start Small, Grow Tall: Why Cloud Now


Over the past year, more organizations have jumped onto the cloud computing bandwagon. There’s really no doubt that many companies have already adopted some part of the cloud model. IT administrators are seeing the direct benefits in moving towards a cloud computing platform. There is the clear ability to scale, become more efficient and even simplify management. Read More

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