When I worked as a newspaper reporter, there was one type of story my fellow writers and I always dreaded.
Weather stories. I’m not talking about covering a major event like a tornado threatening the region or about investigating the impact of a drought on the local agriculture industry. Those are compelling stories and we were glad to do them. Read More »
Tags: alternative energy, Cisco, coc-data-center, data center, datacenterdeconstructed, financial incentives, wind, wind turbines, windmills
What would you do if the next time you drove your car, you noticed a small amount of fuel leaking from it? What if all cars on the road had similar leaks?
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Tags: AC, alternating current, Cisco, coc-data-center, conversion losses, data center, datacenterdeconstructed, DC, direct current, Energy, power
Rebecca Jacoby, Cisco Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, discusses Cisco’s journey to the cloud. Cisco is running a private cloud as a utility and is moving toward an inter-cloud approach. This capability will give Cisco the business process opportunity to source services from multiple places and deliver them seamlessly to employees in a flexible, cost-effective manner.
To view the complete interactive, please visit http://www.cisco.com/go/ciscoit
For more information on Cisco IT’s journey to the cloud:
Cloudy With a Chance of Data Center Savings
Parting Clouds and Being Real About Virtualization
ITIaaS Clouds Over ITIL
Tags: aaron chiles, Borderless Networks, CIO, cisco on cisco, cloud, coc-business-of-it, coc-data-center, data center, inside cisco it, private cloud, Public Cloud, Rebecca Jacoby, virtualization
If I become hiring manager for a Data Center team, I’m asking candidates whether they have Tetris skills. Anyone who can neatly fill a space with odd-shaped blocks falling at ever-increasing speed can oversee the rack-and-stack activities in my Data Centers.
I talked in my last two posts – on preparing for and then executing a Data Center move – about planning where you want to place your Data Center hardware. That’s a good idea even if you’re not moving your server environment, because how you deploy your equipment affects how efficiently rack space is used, airflow patterns and more. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, coc-data-center, data center, datacenterdeconstructed, hardware, hardware deployment, relocation, Servers, space planning, Tetris
Early in 2010 Cisco started construction on its greenfield data center in Allen, Texas. From inception, the goal was for this facility to embody our data center vision for consolidation, virtualization, cloud computing, and new approaches to power and cooling, uniquely done all under one roof.
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Tags: Cisco, Cisco IT, cisco on cisco, coc-data-center, data center, DC, high density computing, metro virtual pair, multitenancy, power and cooling, resiliency