Fiber optic cabling is used in many data centers around the world and there are a few things data center managers should be aware of.
Here are 4 tips for data centers:
Organizations can benefit from real-time PUE by using a data center for:
The major reasons for going modular involve:
A recently-completed survey of U.S.-based data center professionals shows that 91% of respondents have experienced an unplanned data center outage in the past 24 months.
Data centers are being designed around multi-tenancy, greater efficiency, and high-density computing. Many data centers are struggling with power consumption, usage and cooling.
New research from Microsoft examines potential for powering data centers with fuel cells. Using fuel cells to power server racks instead of hooking data centers up to the electricity grid could realize opex and capex savings.
There has been a lot of discussion recently about the need for new data center layouts.
Boosting the density of computing, storage and networking is crucial for increasing the scale and decreasing the cost and power of data centers.
TheInfoPro, service of 451 Research, released latest network technology study, indicating strong budget for network projects in 2013 and 2014. Here are the statistics:
- 40% of network managers increasing their overall spending.
- 64% report having campus-wide rollouts in place and 6% rolling it out in short term.
- 75% of enterprises reportedly having rolled 10 Gigabit Ethernet at network core.
Here are some best practices for data center security:
Henry Coles, Program Manager at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory spoke at Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s 2013 Data Center Efficiency Summit.
Here are a few situations that may pose a challenge for cooling data centers:
Change management (also known as configuration management), in reference to technological installations, upgrades, patching, and migrations (such as a physical server to a virtual machine) isn’t always safe or easy.
The barge floating in the San Francisco Bay that was discussed last week is likely a mobile showroom with a party deck. This way, the facility can be taken anywhere around the world (by land or by sea) and show the company's wares.
There are three steps that data center team should take when considering relocation and / or migration: