Articles Tagged: data center

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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4 Ways IronGate is Hitting Colocation’s New Sweet Spot

The colocation buyer has a new name and it starts with a “C” — whether it’s the CIO, COO, CFO or, increasingly, the chief digital officer (CDO), the players have… Read more »

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What Will It Take for Colocation Providers to Reach New Levels of Innovation

I had the opportunity last month to speak to the Global Operations team of a large colocation provider regarding Schneider’s view of technical innovation inside the cloud and service provider… Read more »

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Colocation Providers Come Together to Maximize Mutual Success

In early October of this year some Schneider Electric colleagues and I had the pleasure of hosting more than 40 colocation operators from 11 countries at our 3rd annual International… Read more »

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Energy Effectiveness Creates a New Focus for Data Centers

Data center operators are being encouraged to organize their facilities so that they can run at higher temperatures. The theory is that higher operating temperatures improve overall data center efficiency… Read more »

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5 Reasons to Attend the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Summit

Ever since the data center optimization initiative (DCOI) was handed down in March, we’ve been detailing its challenges and solutions, and realize that many agencies still have a lot questions… Read more »

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The Lesser Known Secret to Data Center Protection

You’ve thoroughly analyzed the business need, created a design and gotten budget to build or refresh your data center. To speed deployment, you take advantage of new converged infrastructure solutions… Read more »

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Why Controlling Rack Access is a Vital Part of Securing Data Against Cyber Crime

It is the nature of everything connected that it also bears the risk of misuse – whether malicious or accidental. It seems to me that overall, companies have taken great… Read more »

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How Industrialization Drives a More Predictable and Reliable Data Center Life Cycle

Arun Shenoy, the Vice President of Schneider Electric’s IT business in the UK talked to me recently about how he sees the data center industry developing over the next few… Read more »

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Lagerfeld Makes Data Center the Ultimate Chanel Fashion Accessory

The renowned fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld raised eyebrows during Paris Fashion Week when he turned the catwalk into a data center to showcase the latest offering from the House of… 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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In Large Data Centers, Medium-voltage Distribution Makes Lots of Sense

Data center engineers have long dealt with the issue of distributing power to the various components that need it, from CRAC/CRAH units to IT equipment and UPSs. For the most… 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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White Paper Provides an Education for IT Professionals on Data Center Electrical Terms and Concepts

Working in a data center, IT professionals undoubtedly come across electrical terms from time to time that they may not completely understand, or perhaps don’t understand at all. But in… Read more »

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How Do Prefabricated Data Centers contribute to a Smart City?

Two of the main talking points at events I attended towards the end of 2013 were Smart Cities and Prefabricated Modular Data Centers. I had a bit of a packed… Read more »

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Micro data centers: The Perfect Choice for Edge Computing

With the explosion of connected devices and data applications, bandwidth, latency and processing speed are becoming big concerns. It’s hard to keep up with the fast pace of business if… 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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Designing Arc Flash Safety into Your Data Centers

Data centers face specific challenges when it comes to addressing arc flash dangers. The only truly safe electrical system is a de-energized electrical system, but cutting power to critical servers… Read more »

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Micro Data Centers: From Edge to Enterprise Computing

Reporting on the recent “Business of Cloud, Data Center and Hosting Summit” run by analyst firm 451 Research, journalist Martin Banks defined micro data centers as “small systems designed to… Read more »

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Data Center Cost per Megawatt – Buyer Beware

It’s common in the data center industry to hear people talk about the cost per megawatt of data center capacity. To this I say – buyer beware. It is too… Read more »

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Italian Wine, Schneider Electric and the Internet of Things …

Sometimes this job is very cool.  As I write this, I’m sitting in a little coffee shop near the Duomo in Milan, Italy having a glass of Amarone and some… Read more »

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How does FlexPod Express Help With More Energy Efficient IT

CiscoLive is Cisco’s flagship annual technical training, networking and education event, it’s also a great place to catch up and network with companies offering solutions which utilise Cisco technologies. Schneider… Read more »

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Preparing Your Data Center for the Polar Vortex

March is upon us and in February the groundhog said there would be six more weeks of winter. That is not good news for those who have been living through… Read more »

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Designing Arc Flash Safety into Your Data Centers

Data centers face specific challenges when it comes to addressing arc flash dangers. The only truly safe electrical system is a de-energized electrical system, but cutting power to critical servers… Read more »

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Prefabrication will reduce uncertainty in your data center project

It’s common today that businesses need hundreds of trillions of floating-point calculations per second to manufacture their own “super computer”. Every supercomputer uses the very latest, multi-processors in parallel to… Read more »

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Are micro data centers the engine to power the IoT (Internet of Things)?

I have not heard this much buzz in the IT industry since the early 1990’s – well, since the original internet was introduced. Now the Internet of Things (IoT) is… Read more »

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An Update on The Green Grid, Data Center Metrics and Regulation

Recently I met up with Andre Rouyer, Industry and Alliances for The Green Grid, whilst visiting Data Centres Europe. I asked him to bring me up to date with some… Read more »

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Colocation Providers Come Together to Maximize Mutual Success

In early October of this year some Schneider Electric colleagues and I had the pleasure of hosting more than 40 colocation operators from 11 countries at our 3rd annual International… Read more »

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The importance of data center life cycle management

One of the biggest challenges for data center professionals is managing the life cycle of data center equipment in a way that optimizes performance while reducing downtime. There is a… Read more »

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Micro Data Centers Helping Match IT to Application Requirements

The growth in both the number and size of data centers is having a major impact on power generation around the world. For example, during the opening plenary session of… Read more »

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