Lifeline Data Centers

Data Centers: It’s All About Location

Has the location for your data center facility been properly vetted?  There are many considerations, and they have evolved considerably since many existing data centers were constructed and put into production. Basic Data Center Location Requirements First, from TIA-924-A-2012 (these are very basic requirements; they must be satisfied before any discussion of Tier 3 or …

Data Centers: It’s All About Location Read More »

Lifeline Data Centers Eastgate Mall

Comatose Data Center Servers may be Costing More Than you Realize

It’s been a couple years since research revealed a startling discovery: Across the board, in various industries, more data centers were sitting comatose than realized. The study, which was conducted by Stanford University and Anthesis, found that about 30 percent of servers were what they described as “comatose” — not providing computing services for at …

Comatose Data Center Servers may be Costing More Than you Realize Read More »

Lifeline Data Centers

Data Center Cooling Among Top Concerns For Energy Efficiency

As climate change advances as a top concern globally, IT experts are pressed to discover more innovative ways to minimize the data centers’ impact on natural resources. The cooling process, which makes up 40 percent of the power consumed by data centers, is getting some of the most intense scrutiny. According to the Commercial Buildings …

Data Center Cooling Among Top Concerns For Energy Efficiency Read More »

Lifeline Data Centers

Many Digital Businesses Ill-Prepared to Handle Future Cybersecurity Risks

Many organizations aren’t implementing cybersecurity measures enough to protect them against future risks — a trend that could cause as many as 60 percent of them to suffer major service failures by 2020. That was among the findings in recent research conducted by the research firm Gartner. The special report points to the increasing transition …

Many Digital Businesses Ill-Prepared to Handle Future Cybersecurity Risks Read More »

Lifeline Data Centers Heat Exchanger

Companies Seek Innovative Ways to Adopt Renewable Energy for Data Centers

There’s no question the demand for IT is increasing, spurred by a digital revolution that includes Internet of Thing devices and Big Data. And it’s a challenge for companies to identify ways to implement renewable energy initiatives to offset the power used by data centers. According to the results of an AFCOM State of the …

Companies Seek Innovative Ways to Adopt Renewable Energy for Data Centers Read More »

Alex Carroll and Rich Banta from Lifeline Data Centers

Trends that will Impact the Data Center Industry Within Next 5 Years

Climate change is among the trends projected to impact the data center industry within the next 5 years, according to forecasts by researchers. And the growing acceptance of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices will continue to shape the future of data centers. Research firm Gartner predicted that 90 percent of large data centers will …

Trends that will Impact the Data Center Industry Within Next 5 Years Read More »

IT Department

When your IT department goes rogue, what should you do next?

In my last post, we discussed the latest habit of non-IT departments in organizations large and small: hatching rogue IT operations on the cloud, taking your company’s data for a spin in the Wild, Wild Web — unpatched, unprotected, and nearly undetectable. To recap, this trend involves departments buying IT services online through vendors like …

When your IT department goes rogue, what should you do next? Read More »

FedRAMP

FedRAMP: A challenging path to operational excellence for cloud providers

“The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.”—FedRamp website That sounds positive, but getting approved for the FedRAMP certification is far tougher than most cloud providers anticipated. In fact, few organizations are truly …

FedRAMP: A challenging path to operational excellence for cloud providers Read More »

Alex Carroll and Rich Banta from Lifeline Data Centers

New Data Center Efficiency Standard Updated to Reflect Industry

Data center managers welcomed news that the ASHRAE, which sets requirements for energy-efficient building designs, has released updates to its data center efficiency standard, recognizing that they are different than other buildings. Since 1975, the data center industry has been measured by the “Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings” or ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1. …

New Data Center Efficiency Standard Updated to Reflect Industry Read More »

Lifeline Data Centers

Data Center Uptime Projected to be No. 1 Priority in 2020

Anyone in the data center industry understands the importance of uptime. Recent statistics show that it costs us, on average, $7,900 each minute that we experience a data center outage — an essential reason to minimize the incidents that cause downtime. While there’s already pressure for IT professionals and data center managers to maintain a …

Data Center Uptime Projected to be No. 1 Priority in 2020 Read More »

X
X