Old manufacturing facilities bite the dust every year in the U.S. Artificial intelligence (AI) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have provided opportunities for newer “smart plants” to replace stodgy, old manufacturing systems that aren’t worth rebuilding.
While data centers enable other businesses to connect globally, the buildings themselves can, ironically, have poor connectivity for those inside — slowing productivity, increasing costs, and even impacting safety.
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.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to have a transformative impact on data centers, according to Gartner. Circuit breakers that can talk are part of that story. Transforming the basic electric system component with embedded communications, sensors, and analytics gives data center operators more insight into their power system.
PCB Piezotronics Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MTS Systems Corp., launched a single-channel DIN rail mount ICP signal conditioner — the company’s first signal conditioner with digital USB and Ethernet connectivity for rapid setup and peak capture (with reset) for use in cyclic application data capture.
On Demand As power consumption requirements of both server and switch components within the IT stack expand, users are having to reconsider their power distribution strategies to balance and manage power more effectively. More power means more heat, thicker cabling and overall denser environments, which requires infrastructure upgrades. Learn key considerations for high density rack environments and effective power distribution strategies to better future-proof your infrastructure.
On Demand Serial consoles are extremely beneficial to address emergency situations such as accessing locked-up devices and loss of IP band connectivity. But did you know they can also make daily data center and IT operations run more efficiently?
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.