2014 InformationWeek State of Server Technology Survey

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 31, 2013

The 2014 InformationWeek State of Server Technology Survey shows:

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Disaster Recovery Site Selection

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 30, 2013

Disaster recovery is an important aspect of a company’s strategy for providing uninterrupted services to its customers and end users and offers improved performance, agility and availability, reduced disruptions and loss to business, and higher customer satisfaction.

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Steps to Holistic Data Center Design

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 29, 2013

Here are steps to holistic data center design:

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NASA Reveals Herculean Process Of Handling Big Data

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 28, 2013

“Scientists use big data for everything from predicting weather on Earth to monitoring ice caps on Mars to searching for distant galaxies.”

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Circuit Protection

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 25, 2013

Circuit breaker technology advancements are emerging, helping engineers balance safety and uptime. Here are some tips:

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Seattle's Plan To Warm City With Data Center Waste Heat

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 24, 2013

Seattle officials, from The Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment, want to recycle waste heat from nearby data centers to provide sustainable heat and hot water to buildings.

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Tags: Data Center, Seattle, Warm, City, Waste, Heat

Reasons Data Centers Don’t Raise Their Thermostats

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 23, 2013

Raising the thermostat is the single most simple energy saving move a data center can make.

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Tags: Data Centers, Thermostats

Power Usage, the Great Divide and Why the CFO Should Care

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 22, 2013

With all kinds of data centers from smaller on-site server farms to colocation facilities, to distributed services, to massive dedicated data centers, and combinations. There is still a divide between operations and financial departments.

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Tags: Power Usage, Operations, Financial

The Pros and Cons of Underground Data Centers

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 21, 2013

More data centers are being built under ground. Here are a few factors to consider:

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How to Build the Immortal Data Center

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 18, 2013

As companies are looking to improve their data centers, can there be a possibility of building an immortal data center?

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Tags: Data Center, Build, retrofitting

The Zero-Client: The Next-Generation in Client Computing

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 17, 2013

Corporations are dealing with IT consumerization and demands around mobility.

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Virtualization and Storage Infrastructure

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 16, 2013

Benefits from virtualizing servers include cost savings and flexibility. Virtualization enables organizations increase the efficiency of data center’s hardware. Virtualization has had a substantial impact on data center architecture and management.

Here are a few strategies:

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Improving the Reliability, Efficiency and Effectiveness of a Vintage Data Center

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 15, 2013

Data centers are supporting more users, data and technologies. Platforms must be high-density, efficient and easy to manage.

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Tags: Data Center, Efficiency, Improving, Reliability, Effectiveness, Vintage

Yahoo Donates 125 Servers to Howard University, Opens New Data Center

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 14, 2013

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Planning and tracking data center investments

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 11, 2013

Beyond traditional metrics, what are the best ways to track and plan for future data center investments?

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Tags: Data Center, Planning, tracking, investments

Electrical issues stall NSA data warehouse opening

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 10, 2013

Electrical failures are complicating the opening of the National Security Agency’s $1.7 billion Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah (located south of Salt Lake City on a National Guard base).

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Tags: Electrical issues, NSA, data warehouse, opening

Maximizing Server Time

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 9, 2013

Maintaining server uptime is a crucial. Here are a few tips

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The Cost Of Going Modular

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 8, 2013

Here are just a few considerations to think about when considering building a modular data center.

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Top VMWare Terms and Acronyms

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 4, 2013

Here is a list of keywords that TectTarget has highlighted about VMWare? Check out if you know all of them. Words include ESXi, Vmkernel, VMFS and others.

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Data Center System Downtime: Causes, costs and strategies

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 3, 2013

What are the key causes to networks being down? How do downtimes affect companies and what are some key strategies that companies should implement?

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Tags: Data Center, costs, Downtime, system, causes, strategies

Potential Improvements for Data Center Racks

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 2, 2013

There is a great variety of rack products. What do surveys show that the users actually want?

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Tags: Data Center, Improvements, Racks

Apple's Data Center Expansion

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Oct 1, 2013

Apple’s Prineville, OR datacenter under construction, are looking to buy land for expanding the not completed facility.

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Tags: Data Center, Apple, expansion