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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 »

Industry Outlook: Preparing for HPC

Industry Outlook: Preparing for HPC
January 21, 2016 No Comments »

Industry Outlook 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 Outlook asks IO’s Trevor Slade about how and why data ... 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 Stories: A Look Back

Data Center Stories: A Look Back
December 29, 2015 1 Comment »

As 2015 comes to a close, data center professionals and pundits are offering their takes on the past year as well as what might be in store for 2016. Rather than focusing solely on the past year or offering predictions ... Read More »

Industry Outlook: The State of DCIM

Industry Outlook: The State of DCIM
November 18, 2015 1 Comment »

Industry Outlook 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 Outlook asks Jeff Klaus about data center infrastructure management (DCIM), ... Read More »

Where Are Energy Prices Headed?

Where Are Energy Prices Headed?
September 15, 2015 2 Comments »

Energy is the biggest expense for data centers, and although efficiency improvements can help by reducing consumption, cost remains a critical factor in determining operating budgets. The recent crash in oil prices raises a number of questions about demand, but ... 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 »

Can Data Centers Attain the Energy Star Label?

Can Data Centers Attain the Energy Star Label?
August 31, 2015 1 Comment »

The data center industry is often criticized for being one of the biggest culprits of total energy consumption, but who is really to blame? Is it our society that has an uncontrollable urge to incorporate more and more tech in ... Read More »

Data Center Malinvestment?

Data Center Malinvestment?
August 27, 2015 1 Comment »

One of the dangers of artificially low interest rates is malinvestment: money put into certain projects is misplaced because demand in that area is unsustainable or overestimated. Do data centers fall into that category? The Trouble With Malinvestment Malinvestment goes ... Read More »

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