Articles Tagged: data center

Earning the Role of Trusted Advisor for Data Centers and Energy Management

In my days as a CIO, I viewed some of the best-known technology vendors not as product vendors in the usual sense, but as my trusted advisors. For example, when… Read more »

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The Extension of the PUE Metric from the Data Center to Buildings and Smart Cities/Grids

At the recent Data Centres Europe 2012 conference, Aaron Davis, CMO of Schneider Electric gave a keynote address about energy and the issues faced by the data center industry as… Read more »

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New Data Center in Besançon, France, Plays it Cool with EcoBreeze

I caught up with Dushy Goonawardhane about the Neoclyde data center in Besançon, France. Dushy is business development manager for Schneider Electric’s cooling solutions in EMEA, and he’s had a… Read more »

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Simple but Crucial Steps to Success with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Technology

The next great virtualization frontier may well be the desktop, as more companies are finding that the idea of desktop virtualization infrastructure (VDI) can help them deliver a more reliable,… Read more »

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New Green Grid study identifies "aggressive growth" of regulatory pressures on EMEA data centers

Speaking about the volume of legislation and regulation coming into effect in EMEA, John Tuccillo, Chairman and President of the Green Grid spoke about a new report which the organization… 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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The Green Grid Data Center Maturity Model brings benefit to Data Center Management

The Data Center Maturity Model (DCMM) was launched by the Green Grid in February 2012. The model provides clear goals and direction for improving energy efficiency and sustainability across all… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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New EU Law May Help Colocation Companies Sort through Data Sovereignty Regulations

Data sovereignty is becoming increasingly important to colocation providers. The location where data physically resides is of concern to their customers as they seek to comply with a series of… Read more »

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The hidden cost of cooling redundancy

The hidden cost of cooling redundancy – and how Data Center Infrastructure Management software helps you identify it. I recently spent some time in a small data center with a… Read more »

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Using Technology to Predict the Next Presidential Election – Getting It Right Next Time

Boy was the election polling wrong! How in the world could this have happened in this era of technology? We certainly had choices on how to follow election results this… Read more »

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Schneider Electric Helps BusinessSuites Survive Hurricanes and More

When you’re in the business of providing fully equipped office space for companies large and small, complete with phone and Internet service, it behooves you to make sure those services… Read more »

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This is written using recycled bits

Being a responsible citizen in a world focused on the environment is difficult when you work in the IT business. How do you recycle bits and bytes? According to GreenWaste,… Read more »

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Uptime Institute’s Take on DCOI

Uptime Institute is partnering with Schneider Electric at the Data Center Optimization Initiative Summit, on November 30 in Washington, D.C. The global advisory firm has extensive experience in the enterprise… 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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A Peek “Under the Hood” of the New High Precision Computer Room Air Conditioners

To a visitor who walks into a data center only once every 5 years, the computer room air conditioner (CRAC) units that line the perimeter may look remarkably the same… Read more »

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Outlining the Role of M&As and Partnerships in the Era of Colocation “Davids” and “Goliaths”

With so many players in the market, colocation providers naturally want to differentiate themselves. The main avenues for doing so are to get large enough to offer an array of… Read more »

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DCOI One Year Later: Assessing your Data Center

It’s been nearly a year since the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) was handed down. Now, we are only 18 months away from having to be fully compliant. Has your… Read more »

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Why Aren’t Standardization and Modularity a Bigger Part of the Data Center Market?

In their report “Prefabricated Modular Data Centers; 2014 and Beyond”, 451 Research – a leading analyst serving the data center market – says that the way most operators plan, design and build… Read more »

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How energy efficiency in small offices and branches leads to huge benefits for banks

Large enterprises such as major banks and other financial institutions can run vast data centers, massive office buildings and branches that consume huge amounts of energy. To keep availability up… Read more »

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CenturyLink drives operational efficiencies with DCIM

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is becoming more broadly adopted to plan, monitor and operate the modern data center. What has the tool done for companies thus far? As part… Read more »

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Helping Internal Colocation Service Providers Manage Multi-Tenant Environments More Effectively

Over my last few blogs I’ve been writing about the benefits which transparency can potentially bring to colocation service providers as well as the consumers of colocation services. I’ve tried… Read more »

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Colocation Providers Have Options in Integrating Open Compute Project Data Center Architectures

There’s been a lot of buzz on our blog sites about the Open Compute Project (OCP) and how products that adhere to its design tenets can improve data center efficiency…. Read more »

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This is written using recycled bits

Being a responsible citizen in a world focused on the environment is difficult when you work in the IT business. How do you recycle bits and bytes? According to GreenWaste,… Read more »

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A Final Word for 2012 – Christmas is a Time for Giving in the Data Center Too!

I was talking with Soeren Brogaard-Jensen at London’s DatacenterDynamics Converged conference at the end of 2012 about Data Center Genome project which was announced during the show. The first and… Read more »

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Virtual KVM; from Marginal Gains to Mainstream Improvements in the Data Center

As a 25-year long fan, I’m happy that my colleagues in the UK are at last able to join in with conversations about pro cycling. Of course, in the rest… Read more »

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Prefabricated vs. Traditional Data Center Cost Calculator – A tool to illustrate the cost differences

The latest in our TradeOff Tool collection is the Prefabricated vs. Traditional Data Center Cost Calculator, which can be an important tool during the planning phase of a data center… Read more »

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Why Server Power Supplies Are Like Your Circuit Breaker Panel – Part 1

Have you ever looked in your home’s circuit breaker panel and counted all the branch breakers in there?  You may have 20 breaker positions and most of them are 15… Read more »

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