Engineers will tell you it can get pretty hot inside a broadcast equipment room with all of the servers, networking devices and associated storage sitting in one relatively compact area. That’s why an effective HVAC system is a key element in an equipment room, to keep it from overheating and shutting down. Continue reading
In today’s business environment, being as efficient as you can is key to success. Increasingly, you no longer have time to make mistakes or to deviate from the things you know will work. Doing so makes you less efficient…and being less efficient makes you less profitable.
For data center administrators, adding, moving, decommissioning and renaming devices should be a simple process. Please notice: the key word is “should.” Continue reading
We were in the Big Apple as a Silver sponsor at the 12th Annual DatacenterDynamics conference and expo, the largest peer-led gathering of its kind in the world. More than 1,000 data center professionals gathered at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square, sharing information, and gaining insights from industry experts and peers who discussed how they achieved optimal results with their data center initiatives by applying best practices and using new technologies. Continue reading
If you had any doubts, any doubts at all, about how cloud computing has moved well past the “hype” stage, a recent headline from IBM ought to dispel any skepticism: the company said it will spend at least $1.2 billion to expand its cloud computing services, opening 15 new data centers in places like Hong Kong, India, Japan and Mexico City to reach more clients. IBM shares jumped one percent in response to the news, meaning usually cautious investors liked what they read. Continue reading