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.
The Intel DCM solution provided us with real-time and historical data center thermal maps and cooling analysis. The analysis covered not only servers and racks from different OEMs but also storage, networks, and facilities equipment. We were able to detect hotspots and cooling anomalies and find ”ghost” (underused) servers. Because Intel DCM was easy to implement, integrate, administer, and operate, this solution provided significant ROI in a short amount of time.
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.
IT connectivity has become more important as bandwidth-intensive applications have moved to the cloud. There are reliability and security issues associated with basic internet connections. To learn more about IT connectiviity and the cloud in the data center download this white paper.
For data center facility managers and business owners, achieving energy saving goals while also reducing risk is challenging. Addressing future issues today is essential. Download this guide to learn more about the five industry trends that are shaping internal environments in the data center industry.
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.
Like many farmers of the last century who resisted the move to larger, more productive farming methods, many business leaders cling to an old IT illusion that they still need to design, build and manage a private data center. Why is it that so many businesses have not yet evolved their thinking to align with new strategic opportunities of efficiently and effectively building a data center? Read on as Gary Wojtaszek, President and CEO of CyrusOne, explains the benefits of the build-to-suit data center.
New Year’s resolutions look a little different than your average diet or new fitness goal for data center operators. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Jeff Klauss, General Manager of Data Center Software Solutions at Intel, covers New Year’s resolutions for data center managers and operators and what should be top of mind for 2017.
Many edge computing sites could be “unmanned” or “lights out,” requiring a remote management strategy. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Ashish Moondra, Senior Product Manager, Power, Electronics & Software, at Chatsworth Products explains white space management of Edge compute sites through a cabinet ecosystem.
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.