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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Preventing Fires in the Data Center

A fire, even a small one, can become a catastrophic event in a data center, which is why facility managers should take the necessary steps to prevent such occurrences. Since… Read more »

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Does Prefabrication Mean Lower Cost Data Centers?

With prefabricated modules evidently an important part of the company’s strategy for the data center sector, I caught up with Kevin Brown, Vice President Data Center Offer at Schneider Electric… Read more »

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Wait and Hope: A Strategy for Data Center Overcooling

“…the sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these words: Wait and hope.” Or so wrote Alexandre Dumas, in his novel The Count of Monte Christo. Once the… Read more »

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When retrofitting an aging data center infrastructure to extend its use makes the most sense

In a 2014 white paper on “The Cost of Retaining Aging IT Infrastructure,” technology research firm IDC writes, “[I]f a transition to new technologies has been deferred too long, then… Read more »

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It’s Not Your Father’s Network Closet – it’s an Edge Data Center

The idea of a wiring closet or network closet came about because telephone lines in a building all had to go to a collection point in an old fashioned PBX… Read more »

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Schneider Electric is in the Focus at IoT World Congress in Barcelona

This October 25-27 “The Congress” will be held in Spain.  It’s a 3-day program with more than 200 top-level speakers who are today’s most influential IoT thought leaders.  8000 IoT… Read more »

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Three Strategies for Addressing the Aging Data Center Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Dilemma

Most data center managers are tasked with striking a balance between maintaining high levels of uptime and controlling both CAPEX and OPEX.  When confronted with the dilemma of aging UPS… Read more »

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Knowledge Sharing Across the Data Center Divide

Visiting major data center events is always an education, as I was recently reminded when I visited the Gartner Data Center Conference 2012 in Las Vegas at the beginning of… Read more »

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How Schneider Electric helps Data Center Service Providers ensure consistent SLAs across national borders

  For multi-national companies rolling out data centers across multiple countries it can be a fine balancing act between adapting to local market conditions and regulatory requirements and at the… Read more »

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Schneider Electric and Telecity’s Award-Winning Condorcet Data Center

I had the pleasure of meeting with Stephane Duproz, managing director of Telecity France, when he came to Dubai to speak at Schneider Electric’s Power to the Cloud event. Addressing… Read more »

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