Those lazy, hazy days of summer are upon us again and while I have written about this before, many small and midsize firms will still see their data center’s cooling systems pushed to their limits, and even far beyond.
One thing you can count on when you are in charge of data center management: the demand for data will keep growing. Thanks to cloud computing and mobile applications, data centers expanded substantially in recent years.
Not too long ago, an article on BitDefender caught my eye. Titled “California’s ban on weak default passwords isn’t going to fix IoT security,” it explained how default passwords are a problem with the Internet of Things (IoT), but they’re not the problem.
Clients are typically, and understandably, focused upon price when evaluating proposals for the purchase of electric power from a supplier other than the local electric utility. However, price is only one of several considerations that an edge data center (EDC) purchaser should consider.
In my last column, “Market Insanity,” I wrote about some of the challenges the industry is undergoing in the hyperscale space. Challenges include shortage of resources in both design/construction as well as in the operations sector.
Over the last few months, I have heard various experienced and knowledgeable experts state (emphatically no less) totally contradictory opinions regarding quality assurance (QA), quality control (QC), and commissioning.
The Second Annual Texas Data Center Summit will bring together the leading data center real estate and technology infrastructure executives from Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Austin and from around the nation. Read More
On Demand An edge data facility is still a data center. One still and must consider design, construction, and operational habits that result in high levels of system availability, maintainability, and resiliency. The disaggregation that edge poses will distribute compute and storage assets, and the challenge will be placing edge assets into sufficiently robust facilities or enclosures outside of traditional data centers where those local solutions can equally sustain those IT operations and systems.
Mission Critical Magazine’s 2019 May/June issue takes a deep dive into controlling water damage in data centers, the art of balancing density, and using new data management tools to optimize network availability. In addition, our second annual Optimal Edge Supplement examines how far we’ve come and where we are going in edge computing.