The End of Power, Cooling and Cabling Centers; Beginning of “Data” Centers

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The application ecosystem

The data center world has heard and wasted enough resources over the wrong emphasis placed on the facility aspects of the data center, while not witnessed merely enough attention on the data center’s merit, purpose and true output. So often, we are overwhelmed by the extensive focus on “power” (UPS, ATS, Generators, Busbars, etc.), or “cooling” (free-cooling, … Read the rest

Key Advice to Commercial Data Centers

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How can commercial data centers effectively address the needs of today’s hosting markets and be ready for a future that is just around the corner? Here is some key advice for those who would like to serve the realities of today and the requirements of tomorrow:

  • Know your audience – The data center field is becoming more and more specialized.
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Identity Crisis Within the Data Center Industry

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In most economic reports, political agendas, even credit application forms, “data center” is not mentioned as an economy sector, community driver, or a recognized industry. Often data center is classified under Information Technology, Telecommunication, Facilities, Security, Real Estate and/or any other generic category that, by the common opinion, comes close. In reality, these alterations are misleading and inappropriate.

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Data Center Blog

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Often I am asked to start a data center blog and provide the data center community my points of view to the whole data center ordeal. Obviously data center is a focal expertise of mine. But life is not all about one’s field of work. Our educational system, political arena, economic challenges, diverse cultures and norms within and around us, … Read the rest