If there is one technology innovation capturing the attention of IT leaders and CFOs alike, it’s hyper-convergence in the data center. Fortunately, a new breed of data centers is emerging that fully support hyper-converged infrastructures—in fact, they were built for it. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Jake Ring, CEO of dcBLOX, explains why hyper-convergence in the data center is front of mind for many of today’s IT leaders and explores the new data centers emerging that support hyper-converged infrastructure.
Early planning is critical in data center deployments, and all key stakeholders should have a chance to give input. In this this edition of “Voices of the Industry,” Samir Shah, Chief of Staff at BASELAYER, covers three of the top considerations when adding data center capacity.
Most data centers have a wide variety of assets, and a dashboard will give you an at-a-glance view of what you have, how much you have, and the current status of each asset so you can accurately plan for upcoming maintenance and provisioning of assets. Read on as Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software, explores the top dashboards and KPIs that help every modern data center boost productivity and efficiency.
To build a great data center, a design template must be tailored to its location. James Leach, Vice President of Marketing at RagingWire Data Centers, explains the key considerations in tailoring your data center to the unique aspects of its site and location.
For decades, data center uninterruptible power supply systems (UPS) have predominantly relied on valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries for backup transitional power. Increasingly, businesses are looking for alternatives to the VRLA, such as lithium-ion batteries.
The Uptime Institute’s Tier rating system has been the standard in the data center industry for years. While the Uptime Institute is very much the go to credible and recognized source, there are a few details and nuances of the tier system that can be a challenge for decision-makers to understand.
This white paper examine seven reasons build to suit data centers are a faster, cheaper and more efficient than building an in-house, private data center. Download this guide to learn more about the benefits of a build to suit data center.
There’s a Silver Lining – when it comes to the new accounting rules. The new lease accounting rules could affect the build v. buy decision. In most cases, companies that would have colocated their data center will continue to do so. What the new rule does is bring into focus the importance of analyze existing contracts to make the best use of new lease agreement rules. To learn more about operating leases and what to look for download this guide.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry Josh Moody, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FORTRUST, discusses weather-proofing a data center and what you should be looking for to prevent downtime from natural disasters.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Rick Crutchley, Chief Operating Officer for IO, discusses the future of the data center in the internet of everything.