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DCIM Part 3: Using CFD Alongside DCIM

DCIM Part 3: Using CFD Alongside DCIM
January 25, 2016 4 Comments »

This article is part 3 of the three-part series examining the main challenges of acquiring, implementing and using data center infrastructure management (DCIM). Part 1 presented a broad review on the different functions of DCIM in light of the operational ... Read More »

DCIM Part 2: Managing Data Center Costs

DCIM Part 2: Managing Data Center Costs
January 18, 2016 2 Comments »

This article is the second of a three-part series examining the main challenges of acquiring, implementing and utilizing data center infrastructure management (DCIM). Part 1 presented a broad review on the different DCIM functions in light of the owner’s operational ... Read More »

DCIM Part 1: What Data Center Operators Need

DCIM Part 1: What Data Center Operators Need
January 11, 2016 4 Comments »

This article is the first in a three-part series examining the main challenges of acquiring, implementing and using data center infrastructure management (DCIM). Part 1 examines the different DCIM functions in light of the operational challenges in the data center. ... Read More »

Data Center Design: Start Small and Innovate

Data Center Design: Start Small and Innovate
October 21, 2015 1 Comment »

Reliance on a traditional three-tier data center network design can no longer match the need for an enterprise to innovate while remaining financially viable. Instead, organizations are shifting toward designs that rely on a “start small and innovate quickly” concept. Often ... Read More »

The Future of the Data Center: Reinventing the Network

The Future of the Data Center: Reinventing the Network
September 30, 2015 No Comments »

In today’s interconnected world, we send or post approximately 168 million emails, 11 million instant messages, 98,000 tweets and 695,000 Facebook updates every 60 seconds. Alongside the data transfers created by people, IoT applications will generate a further 3.9 exabytes ... Read More »

Calling All Data Center Professionals

Calling All Data Center Professionals
September 14, 2015 1 Comment »

It’s a good time to be an IT professional, especially a data center professional. Today’s digital world is fueled by new technologies, enabled by the introduction of architectural changes, where skills like software development and IT management have become deeply ... Read More »

Right-Sizing Data Center UPS Redundancy and Reliability

Right-Sizing Data Center UPS Redundancy and Reliability
August 5, 2015 No Comments »

The data center industry, facing exponentially growing demand for data and networking capacity, is challenging its power distribution and protection partners to provide electrical infrastructure topology solutions—including uninterruptible power supply (UPS) modules—with a wider range of power reliability to protect ... Read More »

Data Center Efficiency: 40% Improvement Through Best Practices

Data Center Efficiency: 40% Improvement Through Best Practices
August 3, 2015 2 Comments »

U.S. data centers consume about 100 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, representing more than 2% of all U.S. electricity use according to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates. With the data explosion apparent in cloud computing, the Internet of Things, digital ... Read More »

What the New California Title 24 Requirements Mean for Your Data Center

What the New California Title 24 Requirements Mean for Your Data Center
July 22, 2015 1 Comment »

The latest 2013 revision of the California Energy Code (Title 24 of the CA Code of Regulations, Part 6) contains implications for the way we cool data centers, server rooms, MDFs, IDFs, and just about every other computer room in ... Read More »

Droughts and Data Centers

Droughts and Data Centers
June 2, 2015 3 Comments »

The ongoing severe drought in California, as well as perennial concerns about the availability of water (particularly in western states), raises serious questions for data center operators. Water plays an important role in cooling many facilities, but how should companies ... Read More »

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