• March 29, 2006 29 Mar'06

    Top five mainframe tips

    Data center pros are asking questions about the expanding role mainframes play in the business. We've rounded up five of our best tips over the past few months that deal with the subject. These tips include information about mainframe security, ...  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2006 28 Mar'06

    Target builds a better data center

    Just five years after Target built a new data center, it's building another one to keep up with company growth. Target technical architect Doug Hall says data center designers are smarter today because they learn from each other.  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2006 27 Mar'06

    Searching tables for reference data

    Robert Crawford explains some methods he's used to search a table for reference data.  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2006 26 Mar'06

    Pre-action dry pipe fire sprinklers versus wet pipe sprinklers

    A reader wrote in wanting to know if pre-action dry pipe was still the standard in the data center. Expert Lance Harry responds.  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2006 26 Mar'06

    Regulations for bank data centers

    The most remarkable thing about spacing and zoning regulations related to the locations of banks and their datacenters is their absence. In fact, banks are likely to face more stringent codes related to the building of datacenter structures.  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2006 26 Mar'06

    The Big Red Button

    Expert Lance Harry explains the significance of the "big red button" and how it relates to fire safety in response to a reader's question.  Continue Reading

  • March 23, 2006 23 Mar'06

    RFID: Metadata in motion

    RFID (radio frequency identification) implementation continues apace. Standards for such tasks as handoff between suppliers are arriving, and the bulk of large enterprises are now poised between pilots and basic implementations.  Continue Reading