February 2014 Blog Posts (10)

The modern data center : integrated design, mass production + experience | #OCPSummit


During the fifth edition of Open Compute Summit, Jon Koomey (Research Fellow, Stanford University) moderated a Keynote Panel titled “…


Added by Robert Schmidt on February 27, 2014 at 18:50 — No Comments

Winners announced for the inaugural Brill Awards

Uptime Institute congratulates the winners of the first annual Brill Awards for Efficient IT. 

In the judgment of more than 90 industry professionals who evaluated project submissions from leading enterprises around the world, these projects best exhibited efficiency in data center and IT operations in the broadest…


Added by Paul Latham on February 26, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

A proactive approach for a reactive system: Predictive modeling for DCIM


Can you manage what you can’t measure? Is monitoring your data center really the same as modeling it? Do you make IT changes, then cross your fingers that they’ll work?

There’s an old adage that you can’t manage what you can’t measure. As data center operators flock to DCIM to gather more and more information about their facilities, there’s a danger…


Added by Robert Schmidt on February 25, 2014 at 15:43 — No Comments

The case of the missing millions

The meeting was not going well. An argument had broken out between the Chief Engineer of Edifices, the firm that had designed and built the flagship data center and the CFO of TheDifferenceEngines.com, which had commissioned the build.

‘You promised me a class-leading levels of energy efficiency; instead the data center is using thousands of dollars of…


Added by Paul Latham on February 24, 2014 at 16:22 — No Comments

Decoding Data Center TCO

Good blog by Shawn Patrick of Canara

Added by Paul Latham on February 12, 2014 at 11:48 — No Comments

Ricoh launches IT solution in India

Ricoh India has announced the launch the new 360 degree experience in Delhi, aimed at enhancing office productivity by integrating solutions in Document Management, IT Services and Communications.

Ricoh also announced that they are firmly on plans to achieve their goal of Rs 1000 crore revenue in FY14 (March ending of 2014), recording a CAGR of over 50% in last 3 years. The key growth drivers include…


Added by Sandeep Kumar on February 10, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

451 Research Webcast: March 4 – Why an energy-efficient data center may not be the most profitable data center


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Many data center facilities focus on improving the infrastructure efficiency, measured by PUE (Power Utilization Effectiveness), but a single minded focus on that metric will often yield perverse results,…


Added by Robert Schmidt on February 7, 2014 at 16:31 — No Comments

Webcast Feb 20 – Continuous Modeling for DCIM


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Power, IT assets, PUE and temperatures are the focus of data center monitoring today. But, Capacity (the ability of the facility to support IT equipment) is being overlooked. At any point in time, 30%…


Added by Robert Schmidt on February 7, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Understanding the Risks of Cloud Computing

There has been a significant shift in paradigm as more and more organizations are transferring their valuable data and information to cloud. Cloud service providers have emerged in the market and now the customer has plenty of options to consider before choosing the right provider.

The jury has been out already but the verdict has been a mixed one with some claiming this to be a landmark…


Added by Sandeep Kumar on February 6, 2014 at 6:00 — No Comments

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