Data center design and facilities News
February 18, 2016
Two vendors in the highly competitive DCIM market will combine through a buyout to offer an integrated platform with monitoring and asset management functions.
January 07, 2016
Stacking containers inside a former steel mill creates a new modularly designed data center with abundant power.
December 22, 2015
Software-defined everything, security, IoT, APIs and other technologies top our experts' predictions for 2016 data center trends.
December 15, 2015
Data center facilities are undergoing tremendous change, with trends such as open standards and DCIM catching on, and emerging technologies pushing the limits of density and power.
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Businesses need to deploy new IT systems quickly. Gradually, vendors have found ways to integrate IT and energy components in the pursuit of a truly turnkey data center option. Continue Reading
Load shedding is a reduction of power demand by a utility provider during peak or stressed times. Participants voluntarily reduce demand for utility power and rely on secondary sources for uninterrupted operation, or lower or lose power supply in an... Continue Reading
Rather than spending another budget cycle struggling to fund the data center, start outsourcing selectively -- and improve at the same time. Continue Reading
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Machine learning implementations are finally making their way to the enterprise -- and the data center seems to be a perfect match. Continue Reading
Researching DCIM can trigger a lot of questions. Here's how to evaluate DCIM tools to avoid post-purchase remorse. Continue Reading
Data center infrastructure management, also known as DCIM, means different things to different organizations. At the core of the concept is the idea that a company can more effectively manage its data center by bringing together IT and facilities ... Continue Reading
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Edge computing is the next new trend, but recognize its obstacles before riding the wave. Continue Reading
With system availability so critical to an organization's health, administrators need to constantly monitor their environments to ensure mission-critical data is not disturbed. Continue Reading
Reasons for operational downtime range from the mundane to the extreme. If your organization wants to keep its mission-critical workloads running, here are three areas to monitor. Continue Reading
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By making the best use of what's already in place, and investing carefully and only where needed, an organization can extend a data center's life. This will buy it time to study and decide where its data center is headed next. To make good decisions... Continue Reading
Think your company doesn't use international data centers? The servers used in colocation and cloud outsourcing could be just a warrant away from the U.S. government peeking at your corporate data. Continue Reading
Our latest firewall/VPN firmware upgrade left CPU usage at 100%. A malfunctioning DHCP-Server means people aren't getting IPs. I have to pull the plug to restart the firewall. What size switched PDU do I get? Continue Reading