May 2011 Blog Posts (17)

Seven Points to Consider For Hiring A Data Center Manager

Hiring the right data center manager is critical for customer acquisition and retention. Thorough candidate interviews with several members of your management team are indispensible. Also, making sure you have two to three positive industry references will improve your chances of getting the best candidate for this important customer-facing position. Here are seven areas to consider when hiring a data center manager.…

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on May 31, 2011 at 13:53 — No Comments

The Directory of Data Center Industry "Subject Matter Experts" - This is how it looks...

We hope you like the look of the new features that allow you to easily find & connect with industry subject matter experts.  This is partial view of what you get if you search for SMEs on the network.  

 

If the 'expert' in question…

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Added by DCPNet Admin on May 26, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

Solving Day-to-Day Data Center Issues

Data center operators face many and constant issues requiring persistent attention, great solutions, and necessary relationships to facilitate those solutions.

 

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on May 25, 2011 at 20:20 — No Comments

A New Way to Find & Connect with Data Center Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)



Have a problem and need some 'expert' advice? But where do you find experts with the specific expertise and experience you need? .... and how do you assess if they are any good?

 

Sometimes your just looking for…

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Added by DCPNet Admin on May 25, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments

Testing Your Data Center's Components & Services

Data centers are undergoing a tremendous evolution in an effort to improve infrastructure efficiency, flexibility and cost-effectiveness, as well as to streamline cloud computing  and high performance computing (HPC) services. Key trends include I/O consolidation, server virtualization, integration of higher speed Ethernet, and convergence of Internet storage and HPC traffic over a unified Ethernet network.



Testing next-generation data center switches, servers, CNAs (…

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on May 24, 2011 at 12:02 — No Comments

Prescription Before Diagnosis

I have been in the IT Service Industry for 25 years and I am still surprised on how many articles I have read regarding Independent Service Organizations / TPM’s that continue to only emphasize saving clients 30-60% on hardware service contracts for IBM, Dell, EMC, Cisco, HP, etc.



This type of selling and marketing was pretty effective 10 years ago due to the extreme costs the manufactures were charging for service. Typical scenarios from a service company would be to obtain a…

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on May 23, 2011 at 16:33 — No Comments

Prescription Before Diagnosis

I have been in the IT Service Industry for 25 years and I am still surprised on how many articles I have read regarding Independent Service Organizations / TPM’s that continue to only emphasize saving clients 30-60% on hardware service contracts for IBM, Dell, EMC, Cisco, HP, etc.



This type of selling and marketing was pretty effective 10 years ago due to the extreme costs the manufactures were charging for service. Typical scenarios from a service company would be to obtain a…

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on May 23, 2011 at 16:32 — No Comments

Designing DCs from the O & M point of view

As a mission critical systems/facilities designer the last 20 years, I have found that most of the time (my earliest designs) my approach was as an "expert" on HOW the facility/system MUST operate. As many proffesionals that start designing I assumed that I Knew everything, but the reality crashed very quickly against my position, then I understood that for doing an efficient but more than that an effectiveness design I should gather those people that really new on each subsystem involved in…

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Added by roberto sanchez,RCDD on May 21, 2011 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Securing the Data Center: Application-layer DDoS Attacks

Application-layer DDoS attacks have quickly become the most significant threat to availability of Internet Data Center and Cloud-based services. Application-layer attacks are low bandwidth, difficult to detect and target both end customers and network operators’ own ancillary supporting services, such as HTTP web services, domain name system (DNS), etc.

 

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on May 19, 2011 at 17:50 — No Comments

FCoE: Allowing an Evolutionary Approach to 10 Gigabit Ethernet

The new Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol standard has the goal of allowing an evolutionary approach to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE)-based I/O consolidation in the data center by preserving all Fibre Channel (FC) SAN constructs – maintaining the latency, security, and traffic management attributes of FC, while preserving investments in FC tools, training, and SAN infrastructure. FCoE enables the transport of FC storage traffic over a new lossless Ethernet medium, Data Center…

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on May 17, 2011 at 21:14 — No Comments

Data Center Infrastructure Management: Not Just Useful, It’s Imperative

Data center infrastructure management is not just useful, it’s imperative. If you share my point of view that an IT network is analogous to a neural network, it’s easy to understand just how critical it is to maintaining business continuity. The data center is the cortex of the business, delivering critical applications, data, security and a host of other important business functions. When the infrastructure is working as designed, a business can run smoothly. However, when the…

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on May 16, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

Gamatronic Electronic Industries is Looking to Nominate New Partners

Gamatronic has over 40 years experience in the UPS and Power Supplies industry. Gamatronic offers a unique; in house developed line of products, formed by the R&D, design, marketing, production, QA and engineering teams. 



Gamatronic is currently looking to nominate new partners! 



Click here for more information and to sign up.





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Added by Seth Davis on May 13, 2011 at 7:41 — No Comments

Environmental Monitoring: Rethink Your Data Center Strategy

While managing a data center operation has always been a complex proposition, over the past several years we have seen a real shift in the operational dynamic. Unprecedented growth in data processing requirements and evolving IT hardware technologies along with updated environmental criteria are forcing organizations to rethink their data center strategy. Rapidly increasing capital, operational, and energy expense are driving the industry to create the metrics necessary to quantify, and…

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on May 6, 2011 at 12:38 — No Comments

Are we going to see Trane, York, Mcquay in DCs?

Are we going to see shortly York, Trane, McQuay and so in Data Centres? / ¿Veremos a York, Trane, Mcquay en los Centros de Datos?

So the temperature in DCs is raising 25o-27o  in take in IT… Continue

Added by roberto sanchez,RCDD on May 6, 2011 at 6:01 — No Comments

Never Underestimate Choosing a Server Based on the Right Processor

As today’s IT environments encounter increasing demands for more efficiency, driven by a need to reduce power while simultaneously increasing application performance, server technology has needed to adapt dynamically.

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on May 4, 2011 at 15:17 — No Comments

Power+ Rack Mount 10-(50)-100Kva - Ideal for Data Centers!

Power+ RM is a complete, end to end 19" 10-100KVA or 10-50kva rack mount solution, ideal for datacenters, which includes UPS, MMBS (maintenance bypass), breakers, fuses, and internal or external matching battery cabinet.



This is a 19" variant of the Power+ UPS - Uninterruptible Power Supply - , which can be inserted in any standard 19" rack, available in two configurations: 50kVA (5 Power+ modules), with a height of 22U and 100kVA (10 Power+ modules), with a height of…

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Added by Seth Davis on May 3, 2011 at 23:04 — No Comments

7 Reasons Why to Choose The MODULAR Hot Swappable UPS Concept!

1) Meeting extra-high capacity needs - right for IT and data centers: 

Gamatronic's Mega Power+ provides extra-high power capacity, something more and more important for today's power needs, especially in IT and datacenter environments.



2) Meeting modularity demand - right for growing businesses:

As awareness…

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Added by Seth Davis on May 2, 2011 at 20:39 — No Comments

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