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.
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.
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.