Category: Data Center Planning

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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Energy Department Takes Aim at Inefficient Data Centers

Few organizations know exactly how much energy their data centers consume, and for some it’s costing them — big time. Energy Department statistics show that data center facilities can consume 100 to 200 times as much electricity as standard office buildings, the Government Accountability Office has reported. The Energy Department wants to improve those statistics across public and private-sector data centers through an upcoming Data Center Energy Challenge. The goal: improve energy efficiency.

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Top 9 Mistakes in Data Center Planning

Your data center is at the heart of your organization so there is constant demand and capacity challenges. How do you effectively plan out a data center deployment, upgrade or new build-out? Basically, how can you avoid making major mistakes when entering the “build and expand”world?

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Implementing the Best Battery Maintenance Practices to Avoid Data Center Downtime

Scott Baer is Marketing Manager, Batteries, Emerson Network Power, Liebert Services. Baer joined Emerson Network Power in 1999 bringing with him extensive experience in both engineering and sales. A five-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Baer has a bachelor’s degree in technical management.

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Tips for Preventing Data Center Downtime

Let’s face facts: Your data center has become an integral part of your organization. In fact, many organizations are actively building entire business flow models around the capabilities of their data center platform.

So, downtime in the data center becomes unacceptable because downtime can cost companies millions of dollars per hour in lost revenue.

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