Articles Tagged: Data Center Planning

Take Three Steps with DCIM Software to Prepare your Data Center for the Cloud

Speaking at Data Centres Europe in Nice last month, Soeren Brogaard Jensen presented “Consolidation, Big Data and Unifying Devices in the Cloud”. In the attached interview, which was filmed at… Read more »

Leave a comment

4 Attributes of a DCIM System that Will Go the Distance

The number of vendors selling data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions is constantly growing and the solutions are varied to say the least. Some focus on specific measurement functions or… Read more »

Leave a comment

The Data Center Services Lifecycle: Go Beyond Design/Build

When you consider the point in the lifecycle of a data center when people most typically think of the need for consulting services, it’s during the upfront phases—right at the… Read more »

1 Comment

Data Center Capital Cost Calculator – A Tool to Help Align Your Data Center Business Requirements with Your Project Budget

The data center capital cost calculator can be an invaluable tool to help ensure that a particular design will be in line with your project’s budget, whether it be a… Read more »

1 Comment

Is a Containerized/Modular Data Center in Your Future?

Imagine your growing company suddenly needs some significant new data processing capability. And you’re being tapped to produce—out of thin air—a powerful new data center that has all the capacity,… Read more »

Leave a comment

When is a Data Center Not a Data Center?

I’d always thought that the term data center carried with it a sense of grand scale. This could, of-course, be the fault of our very good marketing people who are… Read more »

Leave a comment

Quick-Impact Data Center Fixes with Modest Price Tags

In an earlier post, we discussed data center energy saving steps that were primarily about changing behavior, such as powering off unused equipment or tuning systems. These ideas and others… Read more »

Leave a comment

Modular Data Center Market is Heating up – and Reliability is One Reason

The market for prefabricated, modular data centers is heating up, to say the least. In a session at the Uptime Institute Symposium 2012 event this week in Santa Clara, industry… Read more »

1 Comment

Modular Data Centers Can Help You Stop “Stranding Capital”

When the CTO of a big financial firm tells you something is a good investment, it likely pays (literally) to listen. That’s what Matthew Tavares was doing yesterday as Frank… Read more »

Leave a comment

Uptime Institute Panel Makes the Case for Modular Data Center Approach

  More evidence that modular, containerized systems are catching on came from a panel discussion at the Uptime Institute Symposium 2012 event in Santa Clara, Calif. titled “The Mega Data… Read more »

Leave a comment

What Does a Kitchen Redesign have in Common with Data Center Planning?

Nearly 7.6 million homeowners redesign or remodel their kitchens every year. The process can be painful and costly if the kitchen is not properly planned and designed. The same holds… Read more »

1 Comment

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 »

Leave a comment

How Schneider Electric is Helping Data Center Customers to Adapt to Rapidly Changing Scenarios

At Data Centres Europe 2012, in Nice, I asked Laurent Vernerey, executive VP of IT Business at Schneider Electric, how the company was helping organizations to adapt to the constant… Read more »

Leave a comment

The Word from VMworld: Prepare for More Virtualization

Virtualization technology is becoming easier to deploy for both servers and desktops, so prepare now to be able to handle an ever-increasing amount of both flavors in your data centers… Read more »

Leave a comment

4 Processes that Require Care and Feeding for an Effective DCIM System

DCIM solutions can give data center operators a clear view of what is inherently a complex mix of disparate facility and IT systems and infrastructure, helping them make better, smarter… Read more »

Leave a comment

Catching Up With Long-time Power Expert Clarence Tsung

The entire power industry owes a debt of gratitude to Clarence Tsung, who turns 80 years old this month. Tsung has been at the forefront of power technology for nearly… Read more »

Leave a comment

Uptime Institute Event Puts Focus on Modular, Containerized Data Centers

The Uptime Institute Symposium 2012 is going on this week in Santa Clara, Calif., and a special focus at the event is modular, pre-fabricated and containerized data centers. The Institute… Read more »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment

Wells Fargo VP offers 3 Keys to a Successful Merger

In 2008, Wells Fargo embarked on the largest acquisition in banking history when it announced plans to snap up Wachovia. Thus began a 3-year effort to integrate the technology infrastructure… Read more »

1 Comment

Data Center Operations Change Management

By Bob Woolley It’s interesting to me just how many data center facility engineering teams operate without a formal change management process.  Usually, you can’t even perform a change on… Read more »

Leave a comment

Reflecting on 10 Years of the InfraStruxure Architecture

As we began the year 2013, it occurred to me that our InfraStruxure data center architecture turns 10, making it a good time to reflect on how IT and InfraStruxure… Read more »

Leave a comment

2 Keys to Keeping Data Center Project Costs Under Control

Given the economic climate of the past several years, many companies have put off data center expansions and upgrades, creating pent up demand.  The situation can create a sense of… Read more »

Leave a comment

Todays Standards are the Regulations of Tomorrow

In my work as Director of Global Standards, Codes and Environment for the Schneider Electric IT Business, I often work with or present testimony to government entities as they come… Read more »

Leave a comment

Modernize or Outsource: Evaluating the Options for your Data Center

Although executives often use terms like “life blood” and “mission critical” to describe their in-house data centers, a striking number of these data centers are encountering performance issues and require… Read more »

Leave a comment

Virtualization and Data Center Fabrics are Among Gartner’s Top 10 IT Trends

Gartner managing VP and chief of research David Cappuccio kicked off the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas today with a look at the top 10 trends facing IT… Read more »

Leave a comment

The 3 Common Pitfalls of Data Center Infrastructure Management

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions are immensely valuable when it comes to operating a data center. With the right system in place you can see major cuts in operating… Read more »

Leave a comment

Supercomputing Demands New Thinking for Data Centers

Supercomputing Demands New Protocols and Thinking for Data Centers The power and communication needs required for high-performance computers far surpass those of a standard computer, creating substantial loads and challenges… Read more »

Leave a comment

Good Data Center Planning Requires Proper Software Tools

Too often, data center operators make changes to their infrastructure without adequately thinking through all the potential consequences of the change. The result is often overloaded circuits, unintended down time… Read more »

Leave a comment

Make Energy Part of Your IT Strategy Document

Chief information officers (CIOs) and other information technology (IT) leaders make strategy plans, just like other business leaders. As a former CIO, I can tell you that the strength of… Read more »

Leave a comment

Chico’s New Modular Data Center Saves Money While Packing Plenty of Power

Nothing gets across the value of a technology solution quite like a customer telling the story in his own words.  That’s exactly what Steven Ross, Vice President of Technology for… Read more »

Leave a comment