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.
It’s data center conference season. Here are tips from a trade show veteran to help you make the most out of your conference experience.
For IT staff, the responsibility to eliminate waste and common inefficiencies found throughout the data center is key to success. Data center managers that employ certain energy efficient strategies and technologies can make a big and measurable impact on their facilities’ bottom line. Intel’s Jeff Klaus explains how to eliminate waste and these common inefficiencies.
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.
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.
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.
Although DCIM has been widely used in the past several years by many organizations across the entire spectrum, surprisingly, very few consider their deployments to be successful. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Ashish Moondra, Senior Product Manager, Power, Electronics & Software, at Chatsworth Products discusses three key DCIM goals to gauge deployment success.
A new wave of data center transparency has just begun to peak over the horizon, and as colocation customers begin to understand the benefits that come with this newfound visibility into their IT environment, they will begin to demand it as a necessity from their colocation partners.
An adaptive network infrastructure offers tremendous benefits in terms of cost, reliability, and flexibility. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Rajendran Avadaiappan, Chief Information Officer at Aligned Data Centers, explains the role and responsibilities of the network in an adaptive data center.
Fast-changing business needs—such as mergers and acquisitions, regulatory changes, the need to remotely access data, and security changes—can necessitate a data center migration. But with a data center migration come numerous challenges, such as application or other dependencies, poorly defined data requirements, distributed data and applications, lack of expertise or management support, and others. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, David Mettler, IO Data Centers vice president of sales and market director for the United States, discusses how best to overcome data center migration challenges with a planned approach.