A quick bit of trivia: in August 1981, the first music video ever played on MTV was “Video Killed the Radio Star.” More than 30 years later, we’re seeing lots of data center administrators willing to swear that video will be the death of them yet. Continue reading
Here at Emerson Network Power, it’s our job to peer into the future, and anticipate how things will change between now and then. The more successful we are, of course, the better we can develop and produce offerings that will meet the demands we anticipate will be there. For instance, we recently issued a report on what data centers will look like more than a decade from now. The majority of data center professionals we surveyed said they believe at least 60 percent of computing will be cloud-based in the year 2025. They also think the centers will have a smaller physical footprint and use less power. Continue reading
I’m writing this heading back home from the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. In case you’re unfamiliar with it, the NAB conference is the second largest trade show of its kind in North America, exceeded in size only by the Consumer Electronics Show. Both conferences take over the entire Las Vegas Convention Center, and more than 90,000 attendees show up every year. NAB’s been called “Disneyland for camera operators” because every major manufacturer shows up touting their latest and greatest. Continue reading
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.