Data centers are changing rapidly, and, as they become reliant on environmentally-friendly practices, there will be some winners and losers. Winners will be data centers that create energy-efficient infrastructures that combine software, construction, and utility in an eco-friendly and cost-effective way. Losers will be data centers that rely on diesel generators and traditional power generation.
Why will active energy players be more effective in the years to come? Here are three reasons this kind of power generation will save you money — and can be feasible for your data center.
There is a well-earned sense of satisfaction when your IT department finally has your data center set up and performing the way it’s meant to: efficiently and securely managing your software applications, telecommunications, and data storage. However, this is not the time to rest on your laurels. Instead, you need to formulate a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) plan, a major component of which includes data center capacity, to account for current and future needs. Read More
Whether you’re migrating your data center down the block or across the country, data center relocations can be a challenge. To make sure none of your worst relocation fears come true, consider these four potential pitfalls that can and do happen when relocating your data center. Read More
When you’re managing a large data center, every penny counts. And one way to save a lot of pennies is by effectively cooling your data center. Not only can it save you money and make your machinery last for longer, but it is also becoming increasingly important as data moves to the cloud and more data centers go online. Here, we’ll describe five of the most effective ways to cool your data center. Read More