Today’s data center has come a long way from being the home of a single mainframe computer. It is a complicated mix of servers, storage, networking, load balancers and other hardware, all running multiple layers of software, keeping each data center manager busy overseeing daily operations. This white paper from Server Technology defines ten things every data center manager should know about power and identifies some key considerations for the data center planner and operator regarding how to simply and reliably power all of the IT hardware in the modern data center.
This CAPRE summit will bring together the most innovative construction, design and engineering firms for important discussion, debate and networking.
Anthem’s primary data center, built in 2002, was experiencing growing pains typical of many legacy data centers—ensuring newer, higher-density equipment has enough space, power and cooling— without increasing operational costs. How do you transform a legacy data center with more than 1,000 cabinets into a model of efficiency? One calculated step at a time. Download the new case study from Chatsworth Products that documents Anthem’s data facilities’ transformation from legacy data center to model of efficiencies.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software, discusses the challenges of managing data centers in a world where cloud is king, what enterprise and colocation data centers can learn from the cloud, and how to modernize data center operations to remain competitive — and operate you data center like a cloud provider.
As IoT evolves, managing assets and white space remotely becomes more challenging. A comprehensive and reliable solution that works together to simplify operation, costs and labor, as well as allows for network expansion is key. In the edition of Voices of the Industry, Ashish Moondra, Senior Product Manager, Power, Electronics & Software, at Chatsworth Products, explores how to simplify data center operation in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Only 27% of companies received a passing grade for disaster readiness, according to a survey by the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council. This is the first entry in a Data Center Frontier series that explores how to create complete resiliency and compliance for mission critical data centers.
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.