Facilities

Data Center Trends Survey: Budgets Tilt Positive, Outsourcing a Mixed Bag

Data Center Trends Survey: Budgets Tilt Positive, Outsourcing a Mixed Bag
February 26, 2015 1 Comment »

By some accounts, the traditional company data center is fading away as outsourcing alternatives like the cloud and colocation take a larger bite of the market. But in some industries, the need to maintain control of equipment or data in ... Read More »

Removing Risk, Achieving Reward: The Case for Solutions-Based SLAs

Removing Risk, Achieving Reward: The Case for Solutions-Based SLAs
February 25, 2015 No Comments »

There has never been an easier time to start a business owing to the proliferation of “X-as-a-service” providers. These providers can supplement the expertise of an entrepreneur or enterprise with a range of additional IT capabilities to support a successful ... Read More »

Data Center Power Trends

Data Center Power Trends
February 18, 2015 No Comments »

Data center designers are increasingly adopting the maxim that bigger is better. Driven to a large extent by the shift toward colocation, hyper-scale data centers are becoming more common. As these facilities have grown larger, they have also grown more ... Read More »

When the Power Goes Out, Whom Do You Call?

When the Power Goes Out, Whom Do You Call?
January 26, 2015 1 Comment »

The importance of a stable uninterrupted power system (UPS) is one that should never be downplayed—with a misguided spark, even the shortest of power outages could spell big trouble for the most established structures. As the industry turns its attention ... Read More »

Facility Software Systems: Design, Construction and Operational Impacts

Facility Software Systems: Design, Construction and Operational Impacts
January 21, 2015 1 Comment »

Just as modern data centers are built to support software applications and the hardware they live on, they also rely heavily on the software that drives control and monitoring systems. In many facilities, today’s critical control means less adjusting of ... Read More »

Does Falling Oil Price Affect Data Centers?

Does Falling Oil Price Affect Data Centers?
December 16, 2014 1 Comment »

The price of oil (WTI crude) has, pardon the phrase, tanked since midyear, falling nearly 50% from over $100 a barrel to just under $55. Naturally, since energy is the main consumable of data centers, the question arises regarding the ... Read More »

Trimming the Fat: How to Make Your Colocation Offering as Efficient as Possible

Trimming the Fat: How to Make Your Colocation Offering as Efficient as Possible
December 10, 2014 No Comments »

A recent study conducted in North America by IMS Research found that the colocation market will be worth $10 billion by 2018. But this prediction does not represent a guaranteed windfall for colocation companies. Although organizations are indeed becoming ever ... Read More »

Modular Data Centers: Commissioning Success

Modular Data Centers: Commissioning Success
December 8, 2014 No Comments »

This article is the final installment of a five-part series by Stephen Madaffari, Principal of Data Centers Delivered, on the process by which businesses considering modular data center options should properly evaluate, review and implement solutions. (See also part one, ... Read More »

Energy Procurement: The New Data Center Power Model

Energy Procurement: The New Data Center Power Model
November 19, 2014 1 Comment »

Today, many companies are reaching a crossroads. Volatile energy prices that can change fast and frequently (varying by geographic region and even time of day) combined with a still-recovering economy have led many organizations to choose predictability and budget certainty ... Read More »

Modular Data Centers: Project Management—Details That Deliver

Modular Data Centers: Project Management—Details That Deliver
November 10, 2014 2 Comments »

This article is part four of a five-part series by Stephen Madaffari, Principal of Data Centers Delivered, on the process by which businesses considering modular data center options should properly evaluate, review and implement solutions. (See also part one, part ... Read More »