Archive for: October 2014

Learn to Boost Data Center Capacity With Public Cloud

Moving to a public cloud environment takes time and consideration. No organization should simply jump in without evaluating ROI and the pros and cons of moving to such a platform. Still, there are powerful reasons to adopt the ever evolving technology. With denser environments, more WAN capabilities, and better cloud management, data can be delivered faster and more economically across vast distances.

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Weak Commissioning Poses Risks to Reliability, Safety

ORLANDO, Fla. – The data center industry isn’t serious enough about testing the performance and safety of new facilities, according to Chris Crosby, who says this practice will lead to problems unless it is addressed.

Crosby, the CEO of Compass Datacenters, is an ardent advocate of the importance of commissioning, the thorough testing of mission-critical systems in new data centers.

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The Myth of the Data Center’s High-Density Future

ORLANDO, Fla. – Regardless of predictions by vendors that data center densities would go up, it has hasn’t been the case so far. This misconception has led to a lot of data center design missteps, Kevin Brown, vice president of data center strategy for Schneider Electric, said.

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How Cloud has Changed Data Center Technology

Let’s face it, if you’re a technologist and you’re reading this article, you’re tied to the cloud in one way or another. Whether you have Gmail synced to your phone or you upload photos to Dropbox, you’re utilizing cloud computing. Over the past few years, cloud services have become more enhanced and prevalent. There is more emphasis on data delivery, our ability to continuously stay connected and how our information is distributed.

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Liquid Immersion Cooling Relief for Ultra-Dense Data Centers

As data centers get denser, they get hotter. Liquid immersion cooling could replace conventional air cooling methods for greater server and data center density. Direct liquid immersion cools servers and paves the way for the next generation of ultra-dense systems. It’s not air, and it’s not water — the future is oil.

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Glass Apps Switchable Glass and Film

Glass Apps is the leading provider of Switchable Glass and Film , which changes from clear and opaque states on demand. For more than a decade, Glass Apps switchable glass technology has been utilized for commercial, data center, transportation, healthcare, government, and residential applications.

Glass Apps Smart Glass is a laminated glass product consisting of a Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) film sandwiched between two layers of glass and two layers of conductive interlayers.

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Five Essential DCIM Use Cases to Unite IT and Facilities

There are so many new kinds of demands around the modern data center that it’s a bit hard to keep up with so much expansion. New workloads, applications, and even devices are connecting and requesting data center resources.

It’s important to understand that the data center is a shared resource that needs a shared management approach. Yet IT and facilities often rely on disjointed tools, data and processes, which fragments rather than unites data center management.

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Key Components of Data Center Optimization

With increasing competition and high expectations from customers, businesses are working diligently to provide the best possible value at the lowest possible price for its customers. One way to achieve this is by optimizing the costs which a company is incurring across units.

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Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools (DCIM)

Your data center has become a critical component of your business. So much so that many business initiatives are actually planned around the capabilities of IT.

The emergence of cloud, IT consumerization, and a lot more data has forced the data center to evolve and support new demands.

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Four major mistakes in data center cooling by Wendy Schuchart

You want to see a data center professional get hot under the collar? Suggest that maybe his data center cooling isn’t all that great. Data center professionals view data center cooling as both a point of pride and frustration – they are each very aware that it’s a constant struggle and even the slightest tweak can make a huge difference – both in saving the planet and saving money for the organization.

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