Articles Tagged: Cloud

Why data centers with a PUE greater than 2 could be obsolete in the next 5 years

I caught up with Paul-Francois Cattier, Global VP Data Center for Schneider Electric at Data Centres Europe 2012 in Nice and asked him about his presentation – the title of… Read more »

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How Does Modular Data Center Architecture Help Telecity Scale Capacity for the Cloud?

I was speaking with Stéphane Duproz, Directeur Général of Telecity France at the recent Data Centres Europe 2012 conference in Nice. As a major collocation provider, Telecity Group positions its… Read more »

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Is Redundancy in the Cloud the new standard?

There are no shortages in the promises made by cloud providers – • lower costs • more modularity and portability • instant scalability and capacity • greater application flexibility •… Read more »

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Four Principles Guiding the Construction of Cloud Computing Data Centers in China

Following on from my first blog post “Cloud Data Centers and the Art of Feng Shui”, I thought it might be interesting to look at four principles which are guiding… Read more »

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Tuesday at CiscoLive and Cisco CEO John Chambers Keynote Presentation

Attendees began to line up an hour before Tuesday’s Keynote given by CEO John Chambers and the line stretched down and around the main hallway outside the hall. The presentation started… Read more »

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Is My Data Center Consolidation Really a Private Cloud?

Historically the primary goal of many IT departments was to run applications. Now the cloud model appears to be a new and attractive way to do that. “My data center… Read more »

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Why is Cloud computing so hard to define anyways?

Sure, cloud computing is here and it sure is the next big IT wave, but what is it really and how do you know if you’re using it? I just… Read more »

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Cisco Study Predicts a Cloudy Future, But Your Data Center Will Still Be Plenty Busy

For all the talk of cloud computing and how it will – or might – ease the burden on data centers, judging by a recently release report from Cisco I… Read more »

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Why This New Gartner Data Center Modernization Report Caught Me by Surprise

As a data center solutions guy, I attend many industry conferences and forums. So, I’m always curious about new ideas and how customers are using technology to solve new business… Read more »

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Why DartPoints Lives on the Edge

In the sixth of our “8 Megatrends” series, we spoke with Hugh Carspecken, CEO at DartPoints, to discover why he created a business model which helps companies “live on the… Read more »

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New Generation of Sensors Enables IIoT Connection of Previously Unconnectable Assets

For farmers, mining engineers, highway transportation management personnel, operators of underground metro railway systems, waste management firms and utility substation operators, the possibility now exists to reap the benefits of… Read more »

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5 Interview Questions for Your Next Building Software Vendor

I concluded my last blog post by detailing the benefits a managed software as a service (MSaaS) solution delivers to facility managers. To quickly reiterate, MSaaS combines software as a service… Read more »

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CyrusOne Asks: What’s a Data Center without Connectivity?

In the fifth of our “8 Megatrends” series, we sat down with Josh Snowhorn, VP & GM at CyrusOne, to understand the various ways data centers are connecting to everything… Read more »

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Cloud Security Software Increasingly Adopted Across Industries

The variety of cloud software and platforms has exploded in recent years thanks to features such as scalability, flexibility, on-demand services, and cost-effectiveness. From email, human resources, IT security and… Read more »

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Three Ways to Improve Agricultural Efficiency and Sustainability with Digital Transformation

At Schneider Electric we talk a lot about the importance of IIoT, Industry 4.0, Digital Twin and Digital Transformation for the food and beverage manufacturing industry. But what about the… Read more »

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Is DCIM Dead? Long live DCIM

I recently returned from a couple of months’ travel during which I spent some good quality time with 60 or so of our valued customers around the globe. It is… Read more »

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New Generation of Sensors Enables IIoT Connection of Previously Unconnectable Assets

For farmers, mining engineers, highway transportation management personnel, operators of underground metro railway systems, waste management firms and utility substation operators, the possibility now exists to reap the benefits of… Read more »

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Is Mass Behavior the Best Evolutionary Response to Improve Data Center Security?

In a recent editorial, Peter Judge, the global editor of DatacenterDynamics, posed the question can management quell the embedded threat. The story led from an observation made by Ed Ansett… Read more »

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An Introduction to StruxureOn Cloud-based Digital Service for Data Center Monitoring

*September 25th update: StruxureOn was re-branded to EcoStruxure IT. DatacenterDynamics ZettaStructure in London saw Schneider Electric announce StruxureOn for the UK and Ireland data center markets. StruxureOn is a new… Read more »

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Why Latency is the Enemy and How Edge Computing Can Combat It

Whether it’s applications that live in the cloud or the proliferation of video, companies more than ever rely on fast, reliable network connections to keep employees productive. But applications can… Read more »

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Schneider Electric Shows Off New Cooling Units at AHR Expo

Schneider Electric was showing a couple of new products at the recent 2014 AHR Expo in New York, including new versions of its Uniflair HDCV large capacity chilled water units… Read more »

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Why DartPoints Lives on the Edge

In the sixth of our “8 Megatrends” series, we spoke with Hugh Carspecken, CEO at DartPoints, to discover why he created a business model which helps companies “live on the… Read more »

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Cisco Study Predicts a Cloudy Future, But Your Data Center Will Still Be Plenty Busy

For all the talk of cloud computing and how it will – or might – ease the burden on data centers, judging by a recently release report from Cisco I… Read more »

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Multi-site Facility Management: The Challenges

In a perfect world, facility management would be seamless. And, multi-site facility management would be a piece of cake. Buildings would have optimized operations, energy would be consumed efficiently, occupant comfort would… Read more »

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