Industry Perspectives

Health Care: What HIPAA Means for Data Centers

MIKE KLEIN<br>Online TechMIKE KLEIN
Online Tech

Since data centers typically store, transmit or process electronic protected health information (ePHI), they must comply with the HITECH standards and citations to meet HIPAA compliance, writes Mike Klein of Online Tech. His column outlines the considerations for data centers in complying with the health care regulations. Read More

Energy Efficiency in Today’s Data Center

RON VOKOUN<br>Gray ConstructionRON VOKOUN
Gray Construction

Energy efficiency is where sustainability pays for itself because the return on investment (ROI) for efficiency is measured in weeks or months and not years, writes Ron Vokoun, Gray Construction. Also, using less energy as a whole means less renewable energy will be required to power your data center. Read More

Debunking Data Center Power Myths

JEFF KLAUS<BR>IntelJEFF KLAUS
Intel

A data center manager recently raised a seemingly simple question in an online discussion thread: “How do I calculate per rack power consumption in my data center?” The forthcoming advice highlighted that there are as many answers to this question as there are vendors providing data center solutions, writes Jeff Klaus of Intel. Read More

Understanding the Cloud’s Effect on Facilities Teams

BILL KLEYMAN<br>MTM TechnologiesBILL KLEYMAN
MTM Technologies

The modern data center infrastructure now resembles a distributed platform capable of handling today’s “data-on-demand” society, writes Bill Kleyman of MTM Technologies. With this type of evolution, come new standards in how facilities teams must manage their environments. Read More

Data Center Development Diary: Day 2

CHRIS CURTIS<br>CompassCHRIS CURTIS
Compass

In order to begin building a data center you must first complete the site approval process. Although the methodology differs slightly between municipalities, the underlying goal here is to follow the city’s published guidelines to be able to present a plan that adheres closely enough to their requirements, writes Chris Curtis of Compass Data Centers as he continues his series of posts from “The Developer’s Diary.” Read More

Data Center Development Diary: Day 1

CHRIS CURTIS<br />CompassCHRIS CURTIS
Compass

Although development is rarely in the spotlight, it plays a major role in the success of a data center project, writes Chris Curtis of Compass Data Centers in Day 1 of the Developer’s diary. The goal in this series is to take Data Center Knowledge readers through the development process of a project and share tips, best practices and head shaking anecdotes. Read More

Notes from the Road: DCIM Simplified

GARY BUNYAN<br>iTRACSGARY BUNYAN
iTRACS

Asset management information should not be held in static spreadsheets or files, writes Gary Bunyan of iTRACS, but it should be part of a dynamic toolset in your DCIM. And asset management is the tip of the iceberg in DCIM. Read More

Storage: A Secret Weapon to Lower TCO in the Data Center

BRENDAN COLLINS<br>HGSTBRENDAN COLLINS
HGST

Adopting the right storage strategy can make a vast difference in your ability to lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) writes Brendan Collins, of HGST. Customizing and tiering infrastructure workloads and tuning drives by application and function will help you more efficiently handle ever-increasing amounts of data. It will also allow you to optimize power consumption, cooling, storage density and performance to deliver new data center economics models Read More

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