All posts by David Mazur

One Size Does Not Fit All: An Alternative to Prefabricated & Conventional Data Centers

One Size Does Not Fit All: An Alternative to Prefabricated & Conventional Data Centers
May 1, 2014 No Comments »

In the current environment of rapid change in business and IT technology, high demands have been placed on IT infrastructure. As a result, IT and data center managers aspire to higher performing data centers that operate faster, smarter, easier and ... Read More »

Data Centers and Security

Data Centers and Security
March 31, 2014 No Comments »

I first set foot in a data center in 1990. Even then there were some spinning tapes of the sort you see in 1970s sci-fi movies. This data center processed records of national law-enforcement agencies and hosted a large staff. ... Read More »

Unlock Your Controls System Capabilities Through Commissioning

Unlock Your Controls System Capabilities Through Commissioning
March 14, 2014 No Comments »

Do you feel like your controls system underperforms?  Does it negatively impact reliability instead of bolstering it? Common frustrations expressed by datacenter owners are that they feel shortchanged by their controls system and are held hostage by it.  It is ... Read More »

Four Challenges facing Data Center Facilities Teams Today

Four Challenges facing Data Center Facilities Teams Today
February 28, 2014 No Comments »

With the start of a new year, there are resolutions on everyone’s mind. Inevitably management schedules that team meeting that starts out “how are we going to improve this year,” ”where can we find inefficiencies” or ”give me your top three ... Read More »

Critical Data Center Metrics

Critical Data Center Metrics
February 17, 2014 No Comments »

Imagine driving a car with no indicators or gauges on your dashboard. Now, imagine driving a car with an abundance of useful gauges. Information like speed, engine RPMs, coolant temperature, how quickly you’re using fuel and so on all help ... Read More »

The Growth of DCIM: How it Has Been Misunderstood and How to Use it Effectively

The Growth of DCIM: How it Has Been Misunderstood and How to Use it Effectively
February 8, 2014 1 Comment »

As our world becomes more digitized and dependent on data, the demand placed upon data centers, which now need to handle the 2.5 exabytes of data created every day, has grown exponentially. Businesses can no longer afford inefficiency or downtime. ... Read More »

The cost of real estate – ways by which to reduce the data center footprint

The cost of real estate – ways by which to reduce the data center footprint
January 6, 2014 No Comments »

Datacom service providers are faced with many choices.  Do they put in the safe and generally accepted infrastructures– but then worry about the costs and timing of future upgrades?  Or, should they put in the cutting edge technologies and deal ... Read More »

The Top 5 Technologies Transforming Today’s Data Center

The Top 5 Technologies Transforming Today’s Data Center
December 20, 2013 No Comments »

A transformation of today’s data centers is being driven by changes in the way we do business and the way we run our organizations. Doing more with less has never been so critical for the survival of the company. Information ... Read More »

New Data Center ‘Big Data’ Realties Demand New IT Analytics Approach

New Data Center ‘Big Data’ Realties Demand New IT Analytics Approach
December 13, 2013 No Comments »

It’s no secret that the IT landscape has become increasingly complex, modular, distributed and dynamic. To be competitive in the global marketplace, organizations have been driven to rapidly innovate while not sacrificing cost efficiency or speed. Now more and more ... Read More »