Contamination is an ever-present threat to sensitive data centre equipment. Its potential effects range from impaired power efficiency to catastrophic equipment failure. However, with the right expertise, prevention is entirely possible.
There are multiple benefits to SAS 70 Audits, among them the audit reports can provide assurance to customers that their data center provider has the appropriate and effective internal controls in place.
Regular inspection and maintenance of cooling equipment will help prevent unwanted downtime and is critical to maintaining a smooth-running facility. Here's a list of suggested preventive maintenance tasks.
The architects for the Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) are creating a design that will accommodate the needs of this critical research project where scientists are studying climate science and global warming.
Carrier-neutral data centers are ideal locations to meet the demands of cloud computing. They have the ability to provide critical and necessary requirements: scalability, power, connectivity and security.
The EPA's new Energy Star label for data centers isn't perfect, but provides motivation for data center operators to measure their energy use and may boost competition among providers on efficiency issues.