Industry Perspectives

Data Center or Ark? How Bad Weather Causes Construction Chaos

Compass DatacentersCHRIS CURTIS
Compass Datacenters

A data center construction project must have a schedule and that schedule must allow for the fact that during a six-month construction period, you’re probably going to run into some less than optimal weather. Chris Curtis of Compass Datacenters writes about running into much more than sub-optimal weather in his latest column on the data center construction process. Read More

Software-Defined Power: The Path to Ultimate Reliability

Power Assure

Software-Defined Power is emerging as the solution to application-level reliability issues being caused by power problems. Software-Defined Power, like the broader Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), is about creating a layer of abstraction that makes it easier to continuously match resources with changing needs, writes Clemens Pfeiffer of Power Assure. Read More

Are You Suffering from PUE Envy?


You are not alone if you’re experiencing a touch of PUE or budget envy, writes Tom Roberts of AFCOM. recently reported “green fatigue” among data center managers who were tiring of the constant PUE chase. Read More

The Hidden Costs of System Sprawl

Florin Dejeu<br>SEPATON.Florin Dejeu

Many enterprise data managers have traditionally responded to data growth by simply adding disk-based backup targets. However, most systems are simply not designed for today’s massive data volumes or fast data growth. As a result, for many large enterprise data centers, the “add another system” approach has reached its breaking point, writes Florin Dejeu of SEPATON. Read More

Capturing Client Satisfaction: Seventh Key to Brokering IT Services Internally


What more can IT do? To lock in your new understanding of consumer needs and to stay abreast of trends in these needs, it is essential to include a survey into your processes. This is not just a satisfaction survey vainly seeking confirmation that IT has indeed “done well.” Rather, it’s critical to use this opportunity to ask probing questions to get a handle on how needs are changing and how future offerings might be driven, writes Dick Benton of Glasshouse.
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Building A Data Center Can Be A Blast: A Little TNT Can Help

Compass DatacentersCHRIS CURTIS
Compass Datacenters

Chris Curtis of Compass Datacenters writes about the need to blast through some rock in site preparations for a new data center. Like most things in the development world, the need to conduct controlled explosions has some plusses and some minuses, he concludes. This is the first in a three-part series on construction of a new data center.
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