In the last few years, data center operators seem to be constantly struggling to take control of various aspects of the data center in an effort to attain higher efficiency, writes Ben Eshay of RiT Techologies. One reason why efficiency seems so hard to attain could be the fact that the parameters in all areas of a data center are constantly changing. Read More
In a data center developer’s parlance, as in physics, the unit of data center density is pretty straightforward – server input power per unit of area – kilowatts per square meter or watts per square foot. There are, however, plenty of other variables that shape a discussion on the topic, writes Tate Cantrell of Verne Global. Read More
Beyond personality shifts, hiring managers and organizations are looking for engineers and administrators to become “jacks-of-all-trades.” This doesn’t mean being an absolute expert at all of the technologies out there, writes Bill Kleyman of MTM Technologies. He identifies some areas where all workers need to have some basic understanding. Read More
There is a tremendous amount of valuable data “locked inside” the physical infrastructure, buried in devices and/or applications, writes Gary Bunyan of iTRACS. This data can be valuable in managing the data center environment. Read More
Sometimes your data center site needs and the city’s codes and regulations just seem to keep passing each in an endless, surreal loop, writes Chris Curtis of Compass Data Centers. He goes on to explain how he worked things out with the local code commission. Read More
History is full of examples where people, empires and companies gained more power through their ability to better utilize information than others, writes Tom Leyden, Amplidata. Examples include the invention of script, double bookkeeping, punch cards, or relational databases. Today, we are witnessing the same sea change as Big Data imposes its consequences upon underlying data storage infrastructures.
A technology trend in emergency power is taking place that is increasing reliability and scalability of these systems for data centers. writes consulting engineer Curt Gibson. Read More
Visual Data Center
As companies look to adapt a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tool, many DCIM vendors are asked to complete a proof of concept to the buyer. The Proof of Concept phase should not be quick and sweet but take as long as necessary to understand the tool, writes Ryan Devine of Visual Data Center. Read More
With the introduction of cloud computing, distributed data center environments and new technologies, IT professionals are being challenged on a personal level, with different and increased people skills, writes Bill Kleyman, of MTM Technologies.
Virtualization is a key enabler in creating the Next Generation Data Center, allowing IT organizations to transform their current complex, inflexible and expensive systems into an extremely efficient and agile environment that incorporates powerful concepts such as private and hybrid clouds, writes Peter Doggart of Crossbeam. Read More