Category: Data Center Design

How to Save Money and Safely Avoid Overcooling Your Data Center

Today’s data centers are experiencing more demands from the IT organization. Throughout the entire process, as administrators are continuously tasked with running a high-density, multi-tenant, data center platform as efficiently as possible. This means controlling power, workloads, and of course – cooling.

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Google Offers CoreOS On Compute Engine Cloud

Google Introduces CoreOS And Docker To Its Cloud

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Understanding and Evaluating Containerized and Modular Data Centers

It’s clear that the modern data center is significantly different than anything we had just a few years ago. As we integrate more technologies into our infrastructure, administrators are continuously tasked with supporting more applications, data and users.

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Controlling airflow in the data center – DatacenterDynamics

How best to deal with heat generated by high-density equipment and power usage can be cause for concern. Generally, the more kit that can fit into a small space the better, but reaching consensus about how to control temperature involves guesswork. Cold aisle containment is one way to keep dense environments cool and reduce the risk of down time caused by overheating components.

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Stolen eBay Employee Credentials Result In Massive User Password Data Breach

eBay is urging its 145 million account holders to reset their user passwords following a data breach that exposed encrypted passwords and user account information.

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Fortinet Americas Channel Chief Retools Training Program

Fortinet has named Joe Sykora as its America’s channel chief and is restructuring following the departure of senior channel executives to rival Sophos.

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New Veeam Availability Suite Combines Backup, Monitoring

The introduction of the Veeam Availability Suite, which integrates Veeam’s backup and recovery software with its monitoring and reporting software, is part of a move by Veeam to play a bigger role in the modern data center, said CEO Ratmir Timashev.

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Software-Defined Data Centers: The Next Big Thing or All Hype?

Matt Smith works for Dell and has a passion for learning and writing about technology. Outside of work he enjoys entrepreneurship, being with his family, and the outdoors.

Corporations love to get their hands on new technologies and proclaim them as the next big thing or the “saving grace” of their networks and data centers. One of the newer developments along those lines is a move towards virtualization, and a leading trend in that movement is the software defined data center (SDDC).

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Safeguarding Equipment While Reducing Power Consumption

As one places more infrastructure into the current data center platform, one can begin to run into power and control challenges. As the cost of power continues to rise, while the demand for computing capacity grows at an unprecedented rate, balancing the costs of cooling equipment against the need for uninterrupted uptime presents a constant challenge.

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The Future is Balanced (Maybe) by Doug Mohney

The world is going to build more data centers. Moore’s Law and other clichés imply we’re going to get faster, cheaper and better. And I’m haunted by the season ender of “Person of Interest” and all those fears about the singularity.

Rob High, IBM Fellow and the CTO of Watson Group, is pushing the powers of its Watson technology, a technology that requires plenty of servers. The key to Watson is natural language, with the technology created by linguists to understand how human beings communicate.

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