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Virtualization and its effects on Data Center Physical Infrastructure Part 2

Last week I wrote about the 4 items to keep in mind when virtualizing a data center with respect to the effects on data center physical infrastructure (DCPI).  To refresh… Read more »

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Partnering Up to Deliver Smart Building Technology and Lower Your Energy Bills

A few months ago, I took a trip to Las Vegas with my wife. After checking in to the hotel, we went to our room and as soon as we… Read more »

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DCIM at the speed of thought

I was in Vilnius this week, speaking at an Oracle Day 2011 conference. To me it’s always interesting to hear what my fellow speakers have to say, as well as… Read more »

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Considering the Power and Cooling Implications of Virtual Server Projects

As anyone who has been there can tell you, virtualization reduces the number of physical servers you have in your data center, often dramatically. While you may think that will… Read more »

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Data Center Management by Continuous Partial Attention

Stop. Before reading any further, think about the number of computing and communication devices you have within arm’s reach of you right now. Finished? … I have (in no particular… Read more »

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Sporks Part II: How many tools do you need to manage a data center?

In one of my recent blogs, I compared sporks (I HATE SPORKS!) and woodworking tools as an analogy to data center management software.  You can find a link to that… Read more »

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What value does data center infrastructure management software add to data centers?

I think we’ve all met him – the data center operator who can ‘feel’ how his data center is performing – he simply walks into the room, can hear if… Read more »

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CRAH VFD Upgrade Kits Provide Serious Reduction in Data Center

By Eric Gallant It seems that every manufacturer and consultant in the data center industry has a green spin for their marketing campaign. Every new product launch is advertised as… Read more »

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Data Centers and Sailboats- “ Separating Wants vs. Needs”

By Mike Hagan I have been sailing for over 20 years, mostly on other people’s boats. Early on in our marriage, my very cool wife supported my goal of buying… Read more »

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Top 10 Mistakes in Data Center Operations

By Lee Kirby For years, the data center industry has accepted that human operational error, not poor data center design or engineering, is the number one cause of data center… Read more »

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RFS Drives US Biodiesel Production Surge

US biodiesel production surged during the first five months of 2016 compared with a year ago, with a climbing output rate driven by an increasing federal mandate to blend renewables… Read more »

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How to Avoid Spec Bloat in Panel and Cabinet Design Work

It’s no fun operating with one hand tied behind your back. It’s also not smart, as it presents serious limitations. Yet, panel builders and cabinetmakers often effectively do just that… Read more »

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US Gasoline Marketers Eye Bountiful Demand over Thanksgiving Holiday

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Gasoline demand in the United States is expected to be robust over the Thanksgiving Day holiday, with travel projected to… Read more »

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Go with the Flow to Select the Right Valve

Sometimes you have to go with the flow. When it comes to fluids, it’s the job of a valve to make things go or stop. But, valves do more than… Read more »

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Putting the “smart” in HVAC will make everyone’s lives better

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is impacting all industrial applications, and HVAC is no exception. It is a new, large, and complex topic for OEMs. The technology is arriving… Read more »

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US Gasoline Futures Drop Back in Spring Transition

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Sliding from a 1-1/2 year high on the first day of March, the April gasoline futures contract rolled into the… Read more »

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The Known Unknowns: Managing Between On-Premise, Cloud and Colocation Data Centers

The data center industry is in a state of flux as stakeholders search for the optimum model of high performance/low cost data centers. “On premise” data centers now jockey with… Read more »

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CiscoLive! US Begins

Registration opened late yesterday at the San Diego Convention Center but it was Sunday that saw the influx of attendees as the first sessions were hosted in the morning. Cisco Staff… Read more »

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Digital Age Solutions: Impact Your Bottom Line

As a supplier, do you start your mornings off tracking down your terminal inventory data? Most likely, you’re combing through cumbersome data, spilling coffee on spreadsheets and agonizing over the… Read more »

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Three Ways to Extract Value from IIoT in Food and Beverage

The food and beverage industry is building up an appetite for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Cloud, mobility, big data, predictive analytics, Smart Manufacturing and Industrie 4.0 are more… Read more »

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5 Harmonic Mitigation Methods That Help Keep Costs Down and Production Running

If you’re running an industrial process of any kind, you can’t afford any downtime. Every minute a production line is down is costing you money, and that’s eating into your… Read more »

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The Amazing Story of 30 Billion Things

Envision this: about 30 billion things will be connected to the Internet in just a few years (IHS, March 2016). The information superhighway or web of yesteryear has fast become… Read more »

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Implementing a tiered methodology for pipeline integrity significantly improves business’ chances of preventing leaks

With pipeline operators facing increased scrutiny as of late, the conversation must shift to pipeline integrity. Pipeline integrity encompasses three methods: prevention, detection, and mitigation, which together minimize the chances… Read more »

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The Internet of (Every) Thing Pumps Up Building Energy Management Systems

My last post in this series on the emergence of building energy management systems (BEMS) looked at the digital hub – arguably the most essential component in a smarter building…. Read more »

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Learning Across Industries: 5 Vertical Looks at Data Centers

While the overall goal of any data center is meeting the needs of business through continuous uptime, there are often vertical-specific requirements. Still, the opportunity for cross-industry learnings are significant… Read more »

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Sustainability At All Levels

Sustainability is all about keeping the delicate ecosystems of our planet in balance. It’s a broad discipline and it can be practiced in many areas starting from our day to… Read more »

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International Women’s Day – A Time for Bold Change

Each year, International Women’s Day celebrates the achievement of women socially, culturally, economically, and politically. The theme for this year’s celebration is #BeBoldForChange. There are few women who are more… Read more »

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Electrical Switchboard Manufacturing: Organizing a Manufacturing Area

Where and how you work can affect the final product. Panel building is a very competitive business, companies that want to enter this area and hope to succeed in the… Read more »

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Hey Data Center Customers, Let’s Practice Hygge

Early this morning as I sat here in New England with shoveled snow almost to the window sills, I came across an interesting article. It talked about the Danish practice… Read more »

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Bringing Innovation to Every Level of the Oil & Gas Sector

As I explained in my previous blog Revolutionizing the Oil & Gas industry with the IIoT, IIoT is having a noticeable impact on all Oil & Gas processes. By utilizing… Read more »

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