Is Maintenance Making Your Facility Less Reliable?

Is “preventive maintenance” not really that preventive after all? In the data center, where human error is a leading cause of downtime, a vigorous maintenance schedule can actually make a facility less reliable, according to several speakers at this week’s 7×24 Exchange Fall Conference. Read More

Mitch Hill Takes Helm as CEO of Opscode

New Opscode CEO Mitch Hill (left) will succeed Jesse Robbins, who is transitioning to a new post as Chief Community Officer.

Cloud automation specialist Opscode, Inc. has named Mitch Hill as Chief Executive Officer, the company said today. Hill will succeed co-founder Jesse Robbins, who will now serve as Opscode’s Chief Community Officer and steward the community ecosystem around Opscode’s Chef software. Read More

SynapSense Focusing on the ROI in DCIM

DCIM is the latest hot four-letter acronym in the data center industry. In seeking to differentiate itself in an increasingly crowded DCIM market, SynapSense, which makes technology that helps data center operators monitor energy use, says it is focusing on a three-letter acronym: ROI. Read More