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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Digital Transformation to hit the energy wall

Credit to Author: Vincent Petit| Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:26:50 +0000

In my last blog post, I discussed the world’s ever-increasing need for energy and how to turn that challenge into an opportunity. Now, let’s explore how that shift will develop. … Read more »

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What You Need to Know About Hybrid Data Centers

Credit to Author: Steven Carlini| Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Over the last several years, the move to the cloud has stabilized as the applications that could be easily and cost effectively outsourced, were moved to the cloud. The applications… Read more »

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Hybrid IT Strategies Drive Demand for Colocation Connection to Third Party Providers 

Credit to Author: Greg Jones| Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:54:57 +0000

Customers consider a lot of factors before choosing a colocation provider such as security, support, uptime and cost. But a recent study showed customers are also putting a premium on… Read more »

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Colocation Data Center Providers Discuss Growth-driven Talent Acquisition and Retention Challenges

Credit to Author: Abby Gabriel| Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2018 16:00:46 +0000

The colocation industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the last several years, and that robust growth is forecasted to continue. In fact, 451 Research predicts that the operational square footage… Read more »

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Lithium-ion, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence Top Power-related Predictions for 2018

Credit to Author: Vincenzo Salmeri| Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:00:36 +0000

As we head into 2018, there’s no shortage of trends facing folks who work in the facilities and data center arenas in commercial and industrial buildings. It’s always interesting, then,… Read more »

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Focus on Employee Training to Keep Data Center Operations Costs in Check

Credit to Author: Anthony DeSpirito| Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 20:31:13 +0000

Brain drain, or knowledge walk, is an age-old problem in IT and data center circles. That’s when a staffer with intimate knowledge of your environment retires or takes a job… Read more »

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5 Big Ideas that Data Center Professionals Would Have Never Imagined 50 Years Ago

Credit to Author: Abby Gabriel| Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:53:38 +0000

If you could go back in time, how would you possibly explain modern data center concepts to a late-1960s “data processing programmer”? In those days it was not uncommon to… Read more »

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What’s Unique about DMaaS?

Credit to Author: Scott Cassidy| Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:04:32 +0000

While the branding of EcoStruxureTM IT is a relatively new announcement, Schneider Electric’s cloud-based services based on DCIM software, were launched during 2016. However, Data Center Management-as-a-service, or DMaaS, differs… Read more »

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Lessons Learned from Running the World’s Largest Data Centers

Credit to Author: Anthony DeSpirito| Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:00:53 +0000

While managing facility operations for large data centers certainly takes specialized skills in a range of disciplines, the more you do it, the better you get at it. Given that… Read more »

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A Look Back at the Hottest Data Center Topics of 2017

Credit to Author: Paul Desmond| Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:00:46 +0000

Incredibly, it is once again December, a time of year when all good bloggers stop to take stock of the year gone by. Judging by number of views of data… Read more »

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