For this week’s Data Center Deconstructed we’re setting the Wayback machine to 1998, when Cisco opened a new engineering Data Center at its headquarters in San Jose, California.
Greetings from the Santa Clara Convention Center’s Mission City Ballroom. I’m kicking around the fourth annual Technology Convergence Conference today and – Wi-Fi willing – posting throughout the day.
Data Center Deconstructed tries something new tomorrow – blogging live from the Technology Convergence Conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
How many ice cubes does it take to cool a server?
This week’s Data Center Deconstructed Q&A item isn’t quite phrased that way, but if you consider the history of refrigeration that’s the riddle we’re pondering. It’s a good one to figure out; Data Center designers and operators face the issue daily as part of their mission to create efficient server environments.
I spent a recent weekend helping a friend load his belongings into a moving van, in preparation for relocating his family from California to Texas. Sometime between lifting my end of a sofa and carrying boxes that apparently contained his collection of concrete blocks, we talked about his search for a new home.
Although there are certain amenities he would like his new house to have, the biggest influence on his choice of residence is the old real estate axiom location, location, location. He has a child in preschool and a good job, so you can guess his priorities: something near a highly rated school, not too far from work and where property values are apt to rise over time.
Location is a critical consideration for Data Centers, too, although for different reasons. Read More »