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This is a high-level, conceptual exploration of the topic looking at value instead of operational issues or an accounting/audit review of the costs involved and metrics used to evaluate and calculate the relative value and cost of operating a data center.
For the past several years, as if in a recurring nightmare, it has occurred to me that the real root cause of data center inefficiency and the solution to that problem lies in creating and utilizing computer servers with the lowest power consumption
It seems now that almost every week there’s a story about sustainability, or Greenpeace criticizing one of a dozen data center operators for their intransigence with regard to reducing their carbon footprint.
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At first glance, it probably seems like an oxymoron to juxtapose the concept of a data center and societal infrastructure, but the thought occurred to me as I read an article by Jill Bunting on GreenBiz.com
This was my second time attending the Symposium in Santa Clara California. The event took place from May 14 through May 17 and the theme of the conference was Digital Infrastructure Convergence with a significant emphasis on modular data center design and construction.
I read an article in the marketing newsletter from WiredRE dated, April 20, 2012 titled, “It’s Criticality Dummy” basically citing that aspect of the data center as the most important driver for data center management and measurement.
This issue of Mission Critical sheds light on the IT dilemma and explores other topics like IT and data center automation, powering mission critical facilities, the demands of the IoT, and more. Additionally, the IT-Colo Strategic Planner is included as a special edition with the September/October 2019 issue.