Tomorrow, July 31st, is the tenth annual System Administrator Appreciation Day.
This article goes into depth about the holiday. Remember everything your sysadmin does for you… from set-up to maintenance, day and night. It’s an international holiday to celebrate a rather under-appreciated but extremely essential workforce. Read More
Figuring out what a specific data center facility needs in order to meet business requirements is, of course, complicated. There are a lot of factors involved, not least of which is data center power.
Our new whitepaper can help answer your questions about selecting the right voltage for a facility. We hear a lot of similar questions about data center voltage, and we’re going to do our best to help out with the dilemmas Read More
As the data center industry grows, it gets trickier to find ample space to house new facilities or provide companies with room to expand. Interestingly enough, underground locations are a viable option, since a lot of abandoned mines and military bunkers meet necessary criteria. Some underground locations were even built so that reuse would be easy. Directors of these facilities note that people tend to imagine the data centers to be dark, Read More
Hello everyone! I know many of you have been tracking “data center in a box” projects very closely. Projects like the Sun Blackbox and Rackable’s IceCube are ushering in a new trend in datacenter builds.
Several months ago I blogged about International Data Security, (IDS) and I have been working closely with Barry Prince from IDS Read More
Going green is getting easier and more popular for data centers and IT in general. This article about a data center planned in Texas inspired me to do some very interesting research about what’s happening in green IT lately. The company building the new facility, Baryonyx, was founded earlier this year specifica Read More
Silverback Migration Solutions is pleased to announce our partnership with CoolSolve. We have seen a lot of good come from incorporating Computational Fluid Dynamics studies into capacity planning and environment reconfigurations, and we are happy to have the opportunity to integrate CoolSolve’s strengths in this respect with our portfolio of offerings, in order to provide the best services possible. Read More
There’s excitement in the data center community over the Green Grid’s release of “Recommendations For Measuring and Reporting Overall Data Center Efficiency.”
A lot of important figures in the industry collaborated in developing the recommendations – besides the Green Grid, there was ASHRAE, the EPA’s Energy Star Program, the United States Green Building Council, and the Uptime Read More
Because of an ever-increasing demand for data center space, we’re seeing a lot of news about construction. Some of these exciting new projects are huge corporate affairs, while others are more focused on hosting and colocation space. It also looks like there’s strong interest in developing more and more green data center technology – Read More