Flexibility is Key for Meeting Colocation Customer Requirements at Kao Data

Credit to Author: Greg Jones| Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 18:00:00 +0000

One of my duties at Datacloud Europe 2018 was to chair a panel of leading colocation players discussing how data centers are evolving to meet shifting clients’ needs. Amongst the… Read more »

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The Data Center Operations Staffing Problem: An Aging Workforce Meets Rapid Growth

Credit to Author: Anthony DeSpirito| Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:00:00 +0000

The IT industry as a whole is facing a shortage of skilled workers and the data center segment is no exception. No quick fix is available to correct the problem,… Read more »

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Why Support for Edge Data Centers Will Need to be “Lights Out”

Credit to Author: Dave Johnson| Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:00:00 +0000

According to research firm MarketsandMarkets™, from 2017 through to 2022, edge computing will experience a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 35.4% (from $1.47 Billion USD to $6.72 Billion). Increased… Read more »

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Air Economizers – Which Architecture is Best: Direct or Indirect?

Credit to Author: Wendy Torell| Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Besides your data center’s IT equipment, the cooling system is the biggest energy consumer in the data center. Cooling systems that operate primarily in economizer mode (aka free cooling mode),… Read more »

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Launched! Video Series on Data Center Operations Best Practices

Credit to Author: Abby Gabriel| Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:00:00 +0000

According to The Uptime Institute, 70 percent of data center downtime can be attributed to human error. As data center operations take on increasing levels of complexity, even experts who… Read more »

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Takeaway from Hannover Messe: The Internet of Things is Becoming Even More Valuable

Credit to Author: Louis-François Bernard| Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2018 08:36:00 +0000

If you’re not yet convinced that Internet of Things (IoT) technology is having a profound impact on all sorts of businesses, then attending the recent Hannover Messe would likely have… Read more »

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Is Scheduled-based Data Center Maintenance Outdated?

Credit to Author: Anthony DeSpirito| Date: Thu, 31 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000

When I got my first car, it was taken as fact that you had to change the oil every 3,000 miles, so I was fastidious about making sure I did… Read more »

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Data Center Operations Optimized Like a Race Car Team 

Credit to Author: David Gentry| Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:44:54 +0000

Over the course of visiting some of the more than 100 data centers Schneider Electric manages, I’m continually struck by this idea: running an effective data center operations team involves… Read more »

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How Benchmarking Helps Improve Critical Data Center Infrastructure Reliability and Performance

Credit to Author: Louis-François Bernard| Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:59:42 +0000

A new tool is coming soon to help data center operators improve the performance of their critical infrastructure: Benchmarking. Made possible by cloud-based architectures and Internet of Things (IoT) technology,… Read more »

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Dispelling the Myths About Outsourcing Data Center Operations and Maintenance

Credit to Author: Anthony DeSpirito| Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 16:18:11 +0000

Outsourcing the operations and maintenance (O&M) function for critical facilities such as data centers is a common, cost-effective way to ensure their optimum performance. The benefits of outsourcing data center O&M functions… Read more »

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Moving Toward More Efficient, Lights-Out Data Center Operations with IOT Technology

Credit to Author: Anthony DeSpirito| Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:48:17 +0000

If you walk around the white space in a typical data center, where all the IT gear lives, you’ll more than likely see very few people. In many edge data… Read more »

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