Tag Archives: Data Center

Virtualization Metrics and Virtualization Benchmarks

Server virtualization metrics and virtualization benchmarks are critical to analyzing the financial and operational performance benefits from virtualization. This is especially true when you want to know if you are achieving the full ROI that virtualization offers for improved staffing … Continue reading

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Amazon EC2 Goes Down: Start the Cloud Fears

The big storms yesterday in the eastern part of the country took down part of Amazon EC2 cloud services in Virginia due to the power outages. The Amazon EC2 outage of course had a cascading effect on customers including some … Continue reading

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Developing Tiered Software Support Services

Creating a tiered software support services model is an effective way of managing software support services and their costs based on business need. The idea of tiered support services is to have a standard set of services distinguishing one support tier … Continue reading

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Skanska Develops Prefabricated Modular Data Center Design

Imagine building a data center just outside Toronto that you assemble using fully finished prefabricated modules built in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Now imagine that you only have to buy and take delivery of enough data center to get your though … Continue reading

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Cloud Impact on the Technology Half Life

I would like to think there is such a thing as a technology half life? That would be the amount of time required for the installed base of given technology to decay to half. I would also imagine that with the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Making Your Data Center Energy Efficient

Making Your Data Center Energy Efficient by Gilbert Held is a 2012 book that promised methods to reduce the energy consumption and the costs associated with operating data centers. One method could be using solar power with an installer like … Continue reading

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Data Center Performance Looking Beyond PUE to CUE

Data center performance is much more than its PUE and must account for asset utilization, total energy costs and carbon usage effectiveness (CUE). I am sure most CIO’s and data center managers already know this from their efforts to reduce costs … Continue reading

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Data Center Energy Consumption is 2% of Total US Electricity

Data center energy consumption accounted for 1.3% of all the electricity used in the world in 2010. For the US, data centers accounted for 2% of all electricity which was lower than predicted. That’s according to the research report Worldwide … Continue reading

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PUE Version 2 Improves Green Data Center Measurements

Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is the accepted metric for measuring and reporting data center energy performance. But with so much interest in green data centers in recent years there was a need to create greater consistency and clarity in how power usage … Continue reading

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ASHRAE TC 9.9 New Thermal Guidelines for Data Centers

ASHRAE TC 9.9 could not have come at a better time as the dog days of summer have arrived bringing record heat and increased pressure to keep data centers temperature and humidity under control. These conditions challenge goals for GreenIT … Continue reading

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