Tag: Planning

Growth Continues in Secondary North American Data Center Markets

While top data center markets like New York, Silicon Valley, and Dallas get most of the attention, a lot of growth is taking place in markets considered secondary. Markets like Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, and, more recently, Reno, Nevada, are seeing a lot of multi-tenant data center construction and take-up.

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Scary Disaster Recovery Stories | Zerto

Turn on your lights and lock your doors! It’s time for Tales from the IT Crypt…  We’ve all got a story, an IT disaster story, that spooked us into taking DR seriously. Unplanned outages, deletions, natural disasters… This year Zerto is asking for your most frightening IT story. Zerto will share some good spooky ones on their Master of Disaster: The Scariest Disaster Recovery stories — EVER! Webinar, on October 28th!

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Why We’re On The Verge Of Disaster With The Internet Of Things

There are countless possibilities for the Internet of Things to create amazing technological advances and innovations. However, with everything from cars to thermometers connecting and communicating, there is also plenty of room for things to go wrong. “The Internet of Things is on the verge of, in my view, at least a couple of disasters,” said MIT’s Sanjay Sarma. “And unfortunately we will not learn until they occur. And we will keep implementing junk until disaster strikes.”

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Mega Data Center Design: What DuPont Fabros Learned from Building Its Biggest Facility Yet

About one year ago, DuPont Fabros Technology, whose business is building massive data centers and leasing wholesale space to companies on a long-term basis, brought online its biggest facility yet: ACC7 in Ashburn, Virginia.

It was the first facility to use the company’s newest data center design, whose core concepts it said it would replicate in future projects.

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Patch Management – Empower IT and Keep Users Happy

In a previous blog we talked about simplifying the patch management process and how automating patch management can greatly ease the burden of managing your IT environment. We touched upon three key elements of effective patch management: Here we will talk about the impact an effective patch management strategy has on both IT admins and users, and some of the elements that contribute toward that experience.

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The Importance of Scalability and Cost of Data Center Solutions

Two of the most influential benefits in data center solutions are scalability and cost. These two advantages have the potential to impact data center performance the most. They also are key reasons for a business migrating to a service provider’s data center colocation facility. When a business builds its own on-premise data center, it has a challenging task of determining the best size. The facility must meet current requirements, but it must also be able to address future capacity needs.

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Enterprise Data Center Investment Expected to Grow

Despite the popular belief that cloud services are well on their way to replacing enterprise data centers, most mid-size and large businesses are planning to increase spending on their mission-critical facilities in the near future. That’s according to a recent report by 451 Research, which said nearly 90 percent of data center operators surveyed in North America and Europe had plans to increase data center facility spending.

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The Collapse Of Storage

My best soundbite is that storage is in the process of collapsing. Once a standalone topic, storage is clearly pulling away from our familiar model of external storage arrays, and disappearing into the fabric of servers and hypervisors. While we all like to talk about disruptive industry changes, this one perhaps is the ultimate disruption: it impacts every aspect of storage: the core technology, the consumption model, the integration model as well as the operational model.

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A Green US Data Center with an Autonomous Power Supply

A new data center in the United States is generating electricity for its servers entirely from renewable sources, converting biogas from a sewage treatment plant into electricity and water. Siemens implemented the pilot project, which recently went into operation, together with Microsoft and FuelCell Energy. The data center is not connected to the public power grid. Siemens developed and installed intelligent control and monitoring technology for the plant as well as energy management software so that the servers can be reliably supplied with electricity at all times. The partners intend to demonstrate that using intelligent hardware and software, even critical installations such as data centers can be reliably operated with alternative energy sources.

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Simplified Disaster Recovery

A robust Disaster Recovery (DR) capability is mandatory for most businesses today – especially where IT is part of the workflow critical to continued operations or revenue generation. Software as a Service (SaaS) applications may mitigate risk by placing the responsibility for availability firmly with the service provider.

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