The newspaper writer and cartoonist once defined a good neighbor as “a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence but doesn’t climb over it.”
If your Data Centers are like most, they have many neighbors – er, tenants – in them. Some want open access, so they can quickly update applications and hardware. Others want a highly-restricted environment, where changes are few and far between. Still others want operational policies somewhere in between.
How, then, to construct a Data Center so everyone remains good neighbors? That is, meeting everyone’s particular operational needs while ensuring that no tenant activities – or restrictions – ever impact those around them?
Below, I suggest some design considerations when building a multi-tenant Data Center.
What else do you think someone should consider when hosting very different clients in their Data Center?
If you had a team of Data Center experts at your beck and call, what would you ask them?
How to lower your Data Center costs? How to get more performance out of a legacy server environment? Who thought an emergency-power-off button was a good idea for a facility filled with business-critical hardware?
I’m launching this blog series to be a forum to share useful information about Data Centers. Rather than me telling you what I think is important, though, you’re in charge. Submit a question and I’ll locate a Data Center expert to provide the answer you’re looking for. I’ll post the resulting question-and-answer here, for everyone to watch and learn from.
Click below for a brief introduction and instructions on how to submit a question.
A new video will be added each week, so come back regularly for the latest questions and answers.
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