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Downtime: Human Error and Design

Downtime: Human Error and Design
December 4, 2014 No Comments »

One of the leading causes of data center downtime is human error. This leads to an interesting question – why do we focus so much on data center tier rating or classification? While design plays an important role in ensuring ... Read More »

Is Computer Data Storage Complex? It Depends

Is Computer Data Storage Complex? It Depends
November 18, 2014 No Comments »

I often get asked, or, told that computer data storage is complex with so many options to choose from, apples to oranges comparison among other things. On a recent trip to Europe while being interviewed by a Dutch journalist in ... Read More »

Lenovo ThinkServer TD340 StorageIO lab Review

Lenovo ThinkServer TD340 StorageIO lab Review
November 11, 2014 No Comments »

Earlier this year I did a review of the Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 in the StorageIO Labs (see the review here), in fact I ended up buying a TS140 after the review, and a few months back picked up another one. ... Read More »

Part II: Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD StorgeIO lab review

Part II: Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD StorgeIO lab review
November 6, 2014 No Comments »

This is the second post of a two part series, read the first post here. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to test drive some Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD’s as a follow-up to some earlier activity trying ... Read More »

Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD StorgeIO lab review

Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD StorgeIO lab review
November 5, 2014 No Comments »

Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD StorgeIO lab review This is the first post of a two part series, read the second post here. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to test drive some Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS ... Read More »

For Uptime’s Sake – A UPS Preventive Maintenance Plan is Essential

For Uptime’s Sake – A UPS Preventive Maintenance Plan is Essential
November 4, 2014 No Comments »

In today’s data-driven technology landscape, downtime and power management problems can carry an enormous price tag. Businesses face the potential for lost revenue and damaged reputation in the event their customer service mechanisms like online ordering, phone systems, or other ... Read More »

Top Data Center Certification and Educational Paths

Top Data Center Certification and Educational Paths
October 28, 2014 No Comments »

Since you were a kid, you saw those big intimidating rooms full of computing equipment and you thought to yourself, “One day, I’ll work with that kind of stuff.” If you’re stuck realizing your childhood dreams, today is your day ... Read More »

Cat. 8: future-proofing Data Centers

Cat. 8: future-proofing Data Centers
October 9, 2014 No Comments »

  Data Centers today need ever-higher speeds, flexible design and cost-effective migration paths, driven by a wide range of developments. These include widespread adoption of 10Gbase-T equipment, the upcoming 40G standard, virtualization, mobile applications and ‘big data’, new ways of ... Read More »

What’s Abandoned Data Costing You?

What’s Abandoned Data Costing You?
October 2, 2014 No Comments »

The average corporate turnover rate for employees is 15.1 percent across all industries, with some specific verticals experiencing as high as 30%. For an organization with 10,000 employees this can account for 1,500 to 3,000 people annually (Compensation Force: 2013 ... Read More »

VMware VVOLs, are they in your virtual server and storage I/O future?

VMware VVOLs, are they in your virtual server and storage I/O future?
September 9, 2014 No Comments »

Note that this is a three part series with the first piece here (e.g. VMware VVOLs, are they in your virtual server and storage I/O future?), the second piece here (e.g. Part 1 – VMware VVOLs and storage I/O fundementals) ... Read More »