How well is your Data Center performing?
How do you know?
I went shopping for a car last year and was pleased to see several models equipped with real-time displays of their miles per gallon performance. That’s a great feature, in my opinion, because it offers drivers up-to-the-moment insight into how efficiently their cars are operating.
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Tags: availability, Cisco, coc-data-center, data center, datacenterdeconstructed, metrics, mpg
If sibling rivalry exists among Data Centers, our Richardson, Texas facility must be jealous. Unveiled in 2007 as Cisco’s next-generation Data Center and subsequently toured by thousands of visitors, the site hasn’t received much attention since its younger brother came online in 2011. Read More »
Tags: cabling, chimney cabinets, Cisco, coc-data-center, data center, datacenterdeconstructed, energy efficiency, metro virtual data center, mvdc, tier 3
Two things I greatly enjoy about working in and around Data Centers are that so many different technologies converge within them and that those technologies are constantly evolving. There’s always something new to explore.
It’s no surprise then that Data Center Deconstructed ping-ponged among several topics in 2012, from choosing a site to relocating servers to incorporating alternative energy, and more. I even tried my hand at blogging in real-time, posting live from the annual Technology Convergence Conference.
Here’s are the Data Center Deconstructed topics that received the most attention this year. Check out any you’ve missed: Read More »
Tags: alternative energy, Cisco, coc-data-center, data center, datacenterdeconstructed, energy efficiency, hardware relocation, site selection, structured cabling
When I was a kid, one of my neighbors had a solar radiometer. It’s a glass bulb about the size of a baseball, with diamond-shaped panels connected to a spindle. The panels, black on one side and silver on the other, would turn on the spindle when exposed to light.
I enjoyed experimenting with the gizmo, edging it in and out of the sunbeam that shone through a window and onto their kitchen table. How close to the light did the radiometer need to be for the panels to move? What if I shaded it with a piece of cardboard? How fast would the spindle turn if I put the radiometer fully in the light? Read More »
Tags: alternative energy, Cisco, coc-data-center, data center, datacenterdeconstructed, power, radiometer, solar
One of the first things many companies do at the start of a Data Center project is look around to see what other companies have done. Wouldn’t it be great to have a book that showcases innovative Data Centers and has insights from the people who designed and operate them?
I thought so, too.
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Tags: Cisco, coc-data-center, data center, datacenterdeconstructed, ebay, facebook, Green, IBM, Intel, The Art of the Data Center, Yahoo