In order to have a viable global network it is critical to closely examine the various communications providers offering in various locations. The ability to have a fully meshed network that can fail-over traffic in the event of network service outages or localized catastrophic failure is crucial. Carrier diversity via multiple providers in both the local loops, as well major network nodes bear careful scrutiny. Read More
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It is very important for your initial plan to include one or more points earlier in the growth curve that is the trigger for the decision to transitioning away from a co-lo or hosting operation and into your own data center. This will avoid having to over expand in a co-lo or hosting operation while your new data center is being built. Once you have seen the rate of growth in the new territory reach a certain point, the earlier you are prepared to move ahead to build or buy your own data center, the more cost effective it will be. Read More
Before you can begin to analyze or make any decisions as to where you want to locate your organization’s data centers, you need to first step back and understand what your immediate and long terms goals are for your organization’s business and how it is best served by its computing architecture. Read More
In this five-part educational series on Data Center Energy Efficiency,we have looked at the factors that impact total energy use and the opportunities for improving energy efficiency in the data center. Here are six additional factors that will impact the efficiency of your data center. Read More
Of all the factors that can impact the energy efficiency cooling represents the majority of facility related energy usage in the data center, outside of the actual IT load itself. This article is an part of the DCK Executive Guide to Energy Efficiency and the fifth article in a 5-part executive education series on Energy Efficiency. Read More
The power system is considered the most critical element of the data center. Effectively it is a chain of key electrical sub-systems and components that are the essential elements for delivering uninterrupted, conditioned power to the IT equipment. This article is an part of the DCK Executive Guide to Energy Efficiency and the fourth article in a 5-part executive series on Energy Efficiency. Read More
While there continues to be a bit of difficulty in trying to quantify the energy efficiency of a data center’s IT systems, the efficiency measurement of the data center facility infrastructure is now is a well-defined metric. This article, which examines energy efficiency in the facility, is third article in a series on energy efficiency. Read More
In the past, IT equipment manufacturers and their data center operators were focused more on maximum performance, not energy efficiency. While the newest generations of computing hardware have continued to increase in performance, they have also become highly focused on energy efficiency. This article is the second installment in a five-part series on energy efficiency. Read More
In the data center realm, maximizing the energy efficiency without impacting the reliability should be the goal of virtually every data center owner or operator. The path to that goal involves some basic design and practices issues, as well as more sophisticated methodologies. Read More
There are many factors that go into a data center’s total cost of ownership (TCO) besides site selection. As part of the Data Center Knowledge Executive Guide Series on Total Cost of Ownership we will look at other factors that impacts a data center build or buy TCO analysis.
Additional Executive Articles
- Data Center Site Selection and its Impact on TCO
- Impact of a Data Center’s Energy Cost on TCO
- Total Cost of Ownership: An Executive Overview
- Data Center Build or Buy: Factors to Consider
- Understanding “Uptime” and Data Center Tier Levels
- Keys to Successful Data Center Operations
- Data Center Site Selection Factors
- Data Center Expansion: Build or Buy?