For the past several years, Emerson Network Power has been evangelizing the value of collecting and analyzing the incredible amounts of data created by data center systems to improve the performance of those individual systems and the entire data center.
Imagine you own a car that has no instrumentation. No speedometer, no gauges for fuel, oil temperature, and not even an odometer. What about the warning lights that flash on momentarily when you start the engine?
Cloud computing has been a tremendous driver of business growth over the past five years. Digital services such as Uber, AirBnB, Coursera, and Netflix have defined consumer zeitgeist while redefining entire industries in the process
I was recently re-reading an eBay case study published by EnergyStar in 2012 and it made me consider the progress that has been made in improving legacy data center energy efficiency in the intervening 3 years.
The technology trends that promise to improve the level of information we have at our disposal to make decisions—big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) —have an under-appreciated downside to them: added energy consumption in data centers.