April 16th, 2015
Greater energy efficiency is a laudable goal, but it is not and cannot be the chief goal of business. There’s always room for greater efficiency, but the costs of improvement area eventually become prohibitive. In light of increasingly frequent calls for regulation in this area, as well as potential emerging standards (such as ASHRAE 90.4P), it’s important to consider who should really be driving energy efficiency in the data center—and it’s not providers. You Make the Call T[...]
April 15th, 2015
When searching for a new in-memory database system, it can be overwhelming to sift through the options if you don’t have a process to follow. Without in-memory databases, companies have to limit the number of users that can interact with its data, leading to fewer analyses, less automation and less optimization of business systems. First and foremost, it’s critical that organizations identify the business applications that absolutely must benefit from performance to provide better service and pro[...]
April 14th, 2015
Throwing more technology at health care may be doing little to help the troubled industry, according to a new Accenture health-IT study of some 2,600 doctors, including about 600 in the U.S. Once hailed as a means of increasing efficiency, reducing costs and improving patient outcomes, electronic medical records (EMRs) have fallen more than a few notches relative to the initial hype. And more trouble may be on the way for EMRs in particular as[...]
April 13th, 2015
Heat-shrink tube is becoming an increasingly popular choice for marking wires and cables in data center infrastructure installations. This trend is largely due to the market availability of newer, multifunctional industrial handheld labeling tools, which can greatly simplify the labeling process for contractors. By simply changing a cartridge, installers can now produce clean, legible, permanent heat-shrink labels on demand, along with durable thermal cable flags, cable wraps or faceplate labels, all using a single handheld[...]
April 8th, 2015
Data is one of the most important things to protect, whether personal or corporate, and more and more data is produced and stored than ever before. Very large amounts of data residing in cloud-based storage require backup power to prevent loss if AC mains fail. Battery backup power is the critical to maintaining data integrity, but what is the best approach to battery power? What to Choose For many years, the dominant battery chemistry has been lead[...]
Regulatory Compliance and the Data Center
April 17th, 2015
Eighty thousand. That’s roughly how many pages were in the Federal Register, which contains the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, according to the Congressional Research Service. And that doesn’t even count all the laws that supposedly underlie those regulations (the Washington Times says that the U.S. Tax Code alone stands at ..more...
Following a big first-quarter loss, AMD has decided to close down its foray into dense ...
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April 16th, 2015
Independent research commissioned by Peer 1 Hosting has found that hybrid cloud adoption is set to triple over the next three years. This shift coincides with corresponding reductions in the..more...
Schneider Electric Extends PowerChute Network Shutdown Software for Optimal Power Protection of Virtual Cluster Environments
April 7th, 2015
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, announced the release of PowerChute Network Shutdown v4.0, now with advanced redundancy capabilities. This includes a new Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) configuration..more...