Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hurricane Sandy: Data center lessons learned

The Uptime Institute

posted by mstansberry

Featured Session of Uptime Institute Symposium 2013: Hurricane Sandy recently stressed, if not compromised, a number of data centers located in the Northeast U.S. A few of the heroic efforts needed to keep some data centers operational, such as carrying buckets of fuel to the roof, have been characterized in the industry press. However, the size of this weather event and the number of data centers in the region warrant a more holistic and comprehensive review of the actual consequences.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Weekend Review: The Web Experience, CES and Q4 In Cloud/Big Data

Author: Connie Hwong

With the haze of CES and quarterly earnings calls on everyone’s minds, it’s no surprise that research on consumer devices and the show in Vegas was some of the most popular content on Pro this week.

First, in “How new devices, networks, and consumer habits will change the web experience,” Amy Cravens looks at the biggest shift in the web experience of the past decade. As mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets) continue to rise, content providers are struggling to contend with a rapidly-growing consumer base that expects zero latency across multiple devices in their user experience. Cravens analyzes the major factors that impact web experience and presents a pair of case studies before presenting her shortlist of emerging solutions for addressing web content delivery.

January 29


I am on an IDG tweetchat today on #BYOD (hashtag #tablet4biz) - and then on a #CloudViews tweetchat on BYOD straight after. Join me on both!


VMware’s revamped certifications focus on job roles with flexible career paths, correlate with training #vcp #vcdx


Listen how utilizing cloud srvces can help maintain client focus/align biz goals and reduce costs #EMCITMgmtAdvice


How Big Data’s Getting Smaller #datacenter #cloud #bigdata

From Our Website (as of January 29th)


1.Emerson Network Power Receives Patent for High Density Data Center Cooling Technology

2.Hurricane Sandy: Now It’s Personal

3.Applying ASHRAE TC 9.9’s New Thermal Guidelines

4.Things Are Getting Hotter! A First Look at TC9.9

5.Digital Realty Names Matthew Miszewski Senior Vice President Of Sales

6.The Green Grid Forum 2013 Now Open For Registration

7. And That’s The Way It Was

8. When Lightning Strikes

9. Secondary Market is FIRST in Efficiency

10. The Case For ITAM In The Data Center

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1. data center industry                 6. environmental air systems

2. data centers                               7. Emerson Network Power

3. data center sustainability       8. demand

4. data center clean                       9. energy savings

5. government                               10. generator testing                                                        

Most emailed articles:

1.When Lightning Strikes

2.Emerson Network Power Survey Shows Gaps In Emergency/Backup Power Systems and Monitoring Controls

3.365 Main Purchases 16 Data Centers Nationwide From Equinix

4.Secondary Market is FIRST in Efficiency

5.The Case For ITAM In The Data Center

6.Thermacore DARPA MACE Leads To Breakthrough Thermal Technology

7.Former Schneider VP Launches Datacenterpeople

8.Equinix To Build Third Data Center in Seattle

9.Emerson Earns Top Ranking for DCIM From Independent Research Firm

10. Hurricane Sandy: Now It’s Personal