Design

Quick as a Flash: How to Implement a Successful All-Flash Data Center

Quick as a Flash: How to Implement a Successful All-Flash Data Center
April 14, 2014 No Comments »

A long time ago—at least in technology terms—disk storage was the new kid on the block. In 1980, Seagate introduced groundbreaking technology with the hard-disk drive. The first version of the hard-disk drive (HDD) was capable of storing a mere ... Read More »

Data Center Design Primer: Part Five

Data Center Design Primer: Part Five
March 25, 2014 3 Comments »

Also see parts one, two, three and four of this series. Designing a data center involves a number of decisions that rely on each other; for instance, whether you use a raised floor will affect the cooling approach you employ. ... Read More »

Managing Data Center Operating Expenses: Property Tax

Managing Data Center Operating Expenses: Property Tax
February 26, 2014 1 Comment »

There is an ample supply of information distributed daily about managing the operational costs of your data center, or about the evolution in design/construction, the latest advances in cooling technology and so on. Certainly, managers of data centers focus a ... Read More »

Data Center Design Primer: Part Four

Data Center Design Primer: Part Four
February 4, 2014 No Comments »

Also see parts one, two and three of this series. The fourth installment of this series on the basics of data center design focuses more on the computer room proper. In particular, it looks at one of the more controversial ... Read More »

From SDNs to Big Data—7 Challenges Facing the Data Center in 2014

From SDNs to Big Data—7 Challenges Facing the Data Center in 2014
January 24, 2014 3 Comments »

Where exactly are data centers going in the next few years? The rise of the cloud and the ubiquity of high-powered computing is rapidly increasing the volume of data being processed by networks and IT systems. The data center has ... Read More »

Data Center Design Primer: Part Three

Data Center Design Primer: Part Three
January 14, 2014 1 Comment »

See also part one and part two of this series Now that you’ve decided that building a data center is the right course for your company and you’ve selected the perfect location (or at least a suitable one), the real ... Read More »

Industry Perspective: Labeling in the Data Center

Industry Perspective: Labeling in the Data Center
January 8, 2014 No Comments »

Industry Perspective is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT. This week, Industry Perspective asks Craig Robinson about implementing a systematic labeling scheme ... Read More »

Commissioning for Greater Data Center Availability, Safety, Efficiency and Cost Savings

Commissioning for Greater Data Center Availability, Safety, Efficiency and Cost Savings
January 6, 2014 2 Comments »

Commissioning has existed as a building construction industry discipline for nearly three decades. Yet, the commissioning industry is continually evolving, and commissioning activities are still being defined by practitioners and industry organizations. Despite widely available standards, there is still a ... Read More »

Data Center Design Primer: Part Two

Data Center Design Primer: Part Two
December 31, 2013 4 Comments »

See also part one of this series If you’ve decided that building a data center is the right choice for your company, you probably already have a good idea of what you need and what you’d like to have in ... Read More »

Data Center Design Primer: Part One

Data Center Design Primer: Part One
December 17, 2013 12 Comments »

The cloud may garner many IT headlines today, but many companies still elect to build an in-house data center. The goal of successfully designing and implementing a data center on time and within budget is one that many organizations aspire ... Read More »