Data Center Management
Intelligent PDUs & the Data Center Part 2: Enhancing Power Quality Monitoring and Intelligence
April 20, 2023
When monitoring power usage at data centers, more than surface-level observation is required. The crucial aspect is to monitor what's happening at the outlet level. Relying solely on rack power distribution units that offer a basic overview of electricity consumption puts too much at risk...
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Intelligent PDUs & the Data Center Part 1: An Overview of Three Key Issues
April 19, 2023
Improve your data center's efficiency and profitability by solving its power quality monitoring issue. Don't wait until it's too late to save time and money. Data center downtime is costly, with expenses running into hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. As per the Uptime Institute , power-related issues ...
Colovore Tip 4 – Air flow management in a high-density environment
February 16, 2021
In a new series of videos, Server Technology and colocation provider Colovore sit down to discuss air flow management in HPC data centers. See this article for a recap of the video.
Complexity Is Great In Video Games, Not In Data Centers
October 19, 2016
You’ve spent countless hours crawling around dungeons in The Legend of Zelda. It’s taken a commendable amount of dedication, but you’ve beaten them all, from the Deku Tree to the Black Tower. And you still love the game as much now as you did when you were seven.
It’s Time For Some Data Center Spring Cleaning
April 01, 2016
The sun is out, the sky is blue and baseball season is right around the corner. That’s right, folks, springtime is here. It’s the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and give your data center a fresh overhaul. In doing so, it’s vital to take a hard look at your facility to see if your equipment is up to par. Look for ways of improving network performance or energy efficiency now, before the hot weather rolls in and puts your setup—and budget—to the real test.
What’s Keeping Data Center Managers Up at Night? Recent Survey Tells All
March 04, 2016
Today, IT professionals face numerous challenges in overseeing the operation of an efficient data center. Just consider the pressure associated with maintaining 100 percent network uptime while upholding environmental standards. Indeed, data center supervisors are more overwhelmed than ever trying to manage this balancing act. That being said, data center managers are stepping up to the challenge and implementing new ways to cut costs and improve efficiencies all while remaining sustainable. A recent infographic from Intel and Dell reveals just how they are doing that by spotlighting the specific areas of struggle paired with plans to meet these challenges head on.
Eco-Friendly Initiatives and Cost Efficiency Converge in the Data Center
October 30, 2015
Listen up: “Going green” doesn’t mean you need to uproot your organization’s already established culture and values. The fact of the matter is that despite your organization’s feelings towards the state of environmental issues, taking on green initiatives in 2016 will help your company contribute to an important philanthropic issue, not to mention improve your organization’s future sustainability efforts.
Three Reasons You Should Care About Data Center Power Monitoring
September 14, 2015
You and your coworkers have a laundry list of new items that you need to purchase for your data center. You need new servers, racks, switches and cables.
Don't be Homer, take a proactive approach to data center management
June 24, 2015
Recently, you’ve been longing for those halcyon days of the early 1990’s, when data centers were first emerging, and personal computers were the only devices you had to worry about connecting to your servers. Closing your eyes, you can still hear Pearl Jam wafting out of your battery-powered transistor radio... Enough, already. The truth is that what seems like a simpler time was anything but; it’s easy to forget, in other words, from a power management perspective, just how difficult these early days of computer networking actually were. Issues like overloading circuits and overheating servers regularly led to inefficiencies, long periods of downtime, fires and high operating costs. For these reasons, being a data center manager at this time meant having to practically live at work as maintaining uptime was an around the clock responsibility.
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Five Major Threats Facing Your Data Center
April 01, 2015
Your company will undoubtedly still be around 10 years from now, but will your data center? Unless your data center is operating consistently in the “green zone,” and is running at a high level of performance, it could be on upper management’s radar to be outsourced.