data center capacity planning
Posted by RJ Tee on May 27, 2015
Network capacity is currently running at a premium rate in Silicon Valley. As explained in a recent Data Center Knowledge article, data center rents are now running from anywhere between $125 to $165 per kilowatt per month. Prices could increase again by the end of 2015, too.
- Power Distribution and Monitoring
Posted by RJ Tee on January 15, 2016
here’s no crystal ball to predict the future of your data center’s power density, but if you have a clear understanding of your data center’s goals, you can cut through much of the confusion that revolves around density while being prepared for eventual increases. In recent years, high density seems to have become a relative term with various data center operators having their own ideas about what it really means. For a long time, the data center was an amalgam of old mainframes, networking racks and a variety of server/storage cabinets. Around this period – roughly 15 years ago – most racks were running the 1-3 KW range with power and cooling infrastructures being overbuilt to attain maximum uptime. By the time 2005 rolled around, data center managers were seeing increased rack power, especially on blade servers.
Posted by RJ Tee on January 18, 2016
If you gathered data center operators from some of the world’s top brands to discuss capacity planning, you could probably pick up a helpful tip or two on how to plan for a new build or retrofit. In fact, that’s what our friends at Datacenter Dynamics Intelligence did when they set out to interview 15 data center owners and operators from companies as varied as Cisco WebEx, Defense.net, and ING Bank about capacity planning best practices. The resulting study provides a wealth of common-sense tips for those tackling either new builds or retrofits.