Industry Perspectives

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Facility Operations RFPs

STEVE MANOS<br>Lee TechnologiesSTEVE MANOS
Lee Technologies

Facilities operations Request for Proposals (RFPs) are documents that help vet vendor contracts that can be critical to your bottom line. This column and its related PDF offer thoughts on what’s important in developing these documents. The author and Data Center Knowledge welcome your comments on what to include in a RFP. Read More

Improving Energy Efficiency in Data Centers

PETER SACCO<br>PTS Data Center SolutionsPETER SACCO
PTS Data Center Solutions

With the high costs of power, energy efficiency has rapidly become a critical consideration when evaluating data centers. It is, perhaps, second only to performance when deciding upon data center facility and information technology (IT) network design. Read More

What Does IPv6 Mean to Your Network?

PETER NEWTON <br> NETGEARPETER NEWTON
NETGEAR

IPv6 is the next generation of routing and offers many improvements over IPv4, including a virtually unlimited number of addresses. Unfortunately, there exists a huge installed base of networking equipment that is not capable of communicating via the IPv6 protocol. Read More

Requirements for Building Today’s Data Centers

JEFF ROSE<br>Vantage Data CentersJEFF ROSE
Vantage Data Centers

In order for a data center investment to last the 10 to 15 years for which they are designed, the designs need to either be specifically tailored to a business’ current and future needs or they need to have the inherent flexibility to adapt as their needs change. Read More

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