Data Center Power Compartmentalization

The Right Approach to Lean Data Centers

The lean approach to data centers has caught on big time as a means to reduce cost and improve efficiency. A primary focus of the lean approach to data centers is on reducing cooling expenses and improving the energy efficiency of servers. While this is indeed valuable and helps to generate savings, this may actually …

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Real-time Data Center Performance on Intelligent Dashboards

Dashboards have been introduced in some data center environments today. The data center industry is always looking for ways to innovate, and highly visual and sophisticated dashboards are now tools in some data centers, which will provide you with a unified view of all of the critical aspects of data center performance. You can see the status …

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Data Center Futuristics: Make Way for the Robots!

Robots are making their way into the modern data centers at Google and Amazon. While they aren’t mainstream yet, the rumors are already starting regarding the number of jobs that can be eliminated due to these sleek silent machines. While on the one hand, there is a possibility for humanity to grow and to lead better balanced …

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Physical Features of a Secure Data Center

Organizations trust data centers with the life and blood of their business: data. Therefore, one of the most important aspects of a data center is security. How do data centers keep the premises of a data center secure? Are the current methods keeping up with the increasing threats to business data? How many layers of …

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Is Your Data Protected From Government Requests?

Most Americans believe Government surveillance of private data has gone a bit too far recently. Even though there are compliance procedures that many organizations follow, the line is still a little unclear on how much is too much. In an interesting research study, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), has published its report on the best …

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To Tape or Not to Tape? The Biggest Data Center Storage Question

Modern data centers are being faced with challenging questions around the future of the tape drive. Yes, it is traditional and most backups today are being stored directly on the disk, but is it ready to be discarded from the data center environment? Most experts will still hold on to tape as an integral part of …

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What a 2025 Data Center Will Look Like

Leading data center infrastructure provider Emerson Network recently conducted a survey of 800 IT managers on their vision for the data center of the future. Here are some of the most interesting results of this survey. The Sun Will Shine Brighter: In a surprising revelation, the survey indicated that by 2025, solar power will be responsible …

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Eco Friendly Cooling With Recycled Wastewater

Did you know that fresh water accounts for only 3% of the total water in the world? The data center industry utilizes great amounts of water for cooling, and using recycled wastewater for cooling in data centers instead of fresh water can do the world a favor. But, how effective is this cause and is it …

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Raised Floor: Is it time to let go?

The raised floor has been an integral part of data center design for decades. In fact, many veterans often define a data center as an enclosed computer space that has a raised floor. It is not surprising that the numbers indicate that almost 90% of all data centers have raised floors at this current time. …

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Capacity Planning and Monitoring for Modern Data Centers

Capacity planning, when done correctly and on time, can bring in a great deal of efficiency for a data center. Capacity planning, at its core, is a simple exercise that can introduce clarity in handling data center operations. There are three simple steps to capacity planning: Decide on Service Level Agreements (SLAs): Data center managers …

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