Right now, facility managers are tasked with maintaining maximum uptime and high availability. Though this may seem like a typical day in the data center, it’s not. With businesses all over the country switching to virtual offices at the snap of a finger and families isolating themselves in their homes with nothing to do except watch Netflix and play internet games, our networks are stressed.
During this unprecedented time, there is a lot of uncertainty. That’s why Mission Critical magazine is working closely with Clear Seas Research, a BNP Media company, to keep you up-to-date on coronavirus coverage and how it is affecting the industry.
Richard Zbin, facilities director at the Kaiser Permanente Silver Spring Data Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, was named Mission Critical’s 2019 Facility Manager of the Year, and three honorable mentions were recognized for their award-winning qualities.
Six years ago, Richard Zbin was asked to “fill in” as facility manager while his company searched for a permanent replacement. Today, he is the proud winner of the 2019 Facility Manager of the Year contest. So how did he get from point A to point B?
Manufacturers have continuously changed with the times, investing heavily in research and development efforts to bring the smallest, fastest, greenest, smartest, most efficient, most resilient, most flexible, and most innovative solutions to the market. And that’s why Mission Critical magazine is excited to announce that our inaugural Top Tier Product Awards is currently open for entries.
I recently had the privilege of attending the 7x24 Exchange Intl.’s 2019 Fall Conference in Phoenix. Throughout the course of the event, there were a lot of topics I heard repeatedly: cybersecurity, speed, 5G, microgrids, renewables, infrastructure, and cloud and edge computing.
The word “horizon” offers two meanings. It can be defined as the line where the Earth meets the sky, and it also refers to the limits of one’s perception, experience, and desire. But, in the end, these two things are really one in the same.
There are pros and cons to everything, and colocation is no exception. Though it may be a relatively new concept to the data center world, it definitely wasn’t born yesterday. Other industries have been building their business models around the idea of colocation for quite some time.