If you are trying to improve data center operating performance without replacing your existing infrastructure, there are a variety of economical tactics you can employ. Choosing to follow these strategies can help to keep your existing infrastructure productive and efficient, and on track with industry best practices.
Voice of the Industry
Our Voice of the Industry feature showcases guest articles on thought leadership. Education is part of our mission at Data Center Frontier. With Voices of the Industry, we tap the experience of data center executives on the front lines of innovation and market dynamics, and share their insights with our readers.
According to multiple studies, human error accounts for 60 to 80 percent of all downtime events. Robert McClary, Chief Operating Officer at FORTRUST, explains how to train your staff to fight human error at its source.
Bruno Berti, Director Product Management, at RagingWire Data Centers, shares why Interconnection has become a major component of the wholesale data center colocation strategy.
The promise of automation looms large over many industries in 2017. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Jeff Klaus, GM of Data Center Software Solutions at Intel DCM, explores where to look for automation opportunities in the data center.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a colocation provider or manager of an enterprise data center, your challenges are still the same; do what you do, but do it faster, cheaper and better. Dan Draper, Director of Data Center Programs for Vertiv, shares the story of how colocation and hosting providers have pushed traditional enterprise data center operations into the future.
Threats will continue to escalate, both in number and sophistication, and having a sound data center security strategy that includes colocation can be the best way to mitigate your threat risk. David Mettler, Vice President of Sales and the Market Director for the US at IO, explains why continually evaluating and updating your data center security strategy is mission critical.
By implementing an effective airflow containment strategy, it is possible to see optimized cooling system efficiency, improved Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and additional equipment capacity, all without having to expand a data center facility’s footprint. Ward Patton, Critical Environment Specialist at Simplex Isolation Systems, unpacks five key considerations for airflow containment design.
Many trends – from the rising tide of digital business, IoT, and virtual reality to the increasing value of data analytics and the rise of high performance computing – dramatically increase the variability of workloads and the density demanded of the data center. Jakob Carnemark, CTO, CEO at Aligned Energy, explores how increasing and dynamic workloads require an adaptive data center.
A dramatic shift is occurring in the enterprise data center that affects how information across the organization is stored, accessed and retrieved. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, James Young, global enterprise data center lead at CommScope, shares the ins and outs of high speed migration and what your business needs to know to keep up with fast-paced changes.
Today, Loudoun is home to more than 10 million square feet of data center space, with another 4.5 million in development or in planning. Buddy Rizer, CEcD at Loudoun Economic Development, reflects on what he’s learned from 10 years in Loudoun County’s data center alley.