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.
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