It’s a fact we know all too well. Data centers consume a lot of power – and demand is only growing. In a world rightly concerned about climate change, growing energy requirements can be a liability. Kevin Hagen of Iron Mountain explains how asking the right questions of your data center provider can turn a potential sustainability liability into an opportunity.
The members of Host In Ireland have teamed with the Irish National Biodiversity Centre in a long-term data center industry initiative to help preserve Ireland’s bee population.
New kinds of demands are requiring modern organizations to rethink their data center environment. That’s according to a new report from DataAire that explores how to use environmental management solutions to build more sustainable, resilient and efficient data centers.
New kinds of demands require modern organizations to rethink their data center environment, the way they deliver critical resources, and how they can improve overall efficiency within their infrastructure. In this guide we will examine the importance of environmental management, how the data center has evolved to support new kinds of cooling and efficiency methods, new capabilities around environmental design, and what the future holds for the modern data center – and more.
The data center and colocation industry is a small segment of the IT sector, but represents a large portion of the power consumption. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Kevin Hagen, of Iron Mountain, outlines the evolution of renewable energy use in the data center and colocation industry.
Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) has become more vital than ever to data center operations. The insight provided by these systems has historically only been accessible to the data center operations team, not the colocated customer. Now that the technology sector as a whole is becoming increasingly user friendly, transparent and hands on, it makes sense for colocation data centers to offer a higher level of insight and transparency into their clients’ individual environments. This white paper examines the benefits of being able to monitor colocation environments as well as the issues that can arise from the lack of visibility.
Choosing a data center or colocation provider to house your company’s critical IT infrastructure is a difficult decision. Migrating your IT environment is risky, expensive, and time consuming, which is why you want to make the right choice the first time. This white paper reviews the top 10 criteria to discuss when touring data centers in order to make the best choice for your company.