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.
Although September — National Disaster Preparedness month — is behind us, there’s no better time to focus on the continued, growing demand for decentralized energy services that don’t rely on the traditional power grid.
Whether an organization starts out with a modest, on-premises IT infrastructure or uses a public cloud provider to meet its data and networking needs, it will eventually reach a point where that solution is no longer viable.
The increased prevalence of corrosion in storage tanks was first noticed in 2007, shortly after the introduction of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) biodiesel blends. Intense study has followed, trying to answer the questions of what has caused the increase in corrosion and how to mitigate it.
If you’re like me, you travel a fair amount for work, and that means you spend time sitting in airport concourses waiting for your flight, waiting for your flight to be rescheduled, and waiting for information on alternate flights when your flight is cancelled.
In April, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report to Congress on the current status of the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) — the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) directive to optimize and consolidate data centers to deliver better services to the public while increasing return on investment (ROI) to taxpayers.
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.
The next time you look to your smartphone to recall the name of that actress who co-starred in that movie with the guy from that television series, consider a study which estimated that a typical internet search engine uses as much energy as illuminating a 60-W lightbulb for 17 seconds while emitting 0.2 grams of CO2.
In several of my past columns, I have discussed liquid cooling. It would appear my articles over the past five years have had their effect, since lately it seems like almost everyone is offering some form of liquid cooling system.
With the rapid adoption of cloud services and an increasing number of cloud infrastructure and platform services, we have witnessed an explosion in complexity and unmanaged risk in the mission critical industry.
Business success is often linked to understanding and deploying the right technologies. From artificial intelligence and automation to line of business applications, it can be difficult to cut through the hype to understand which technologies are truly innovative and impactful.
While in-store come-ons don’t actually happen in the IT realm, an analog sort of does. If you’re a small or midsize business poised to move to the cloud and you’re working with a clean slate, your choices are fairly clear from the get-go, even if the answers are neither obvious nor universally applicable.
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.
I’m sure you noticed a different face on this page, but I still want to take up a few lines here to introduce myself. My name is Amy Al-Katib, and I am the new editor-in-chief for Mission Critical magazine.
My last article, “The Critical Facilities Labor Market,” discussed the current shortage of qualified and experienced labor. It focused on how the labor shortage came about and how it is impacting the overall industry. Basically, it honed in on the problem and associated causes.
The York Sun Choice rooftop units deliver value from project start to finish. The 15- to 27.5-ton units exceed Department of Energy (DOE) 2018 guidelines by up to 25% and already surpass future DOE 2023 part-load standards by almost 10%, reducing energy consumption and operating costs.
This hybrid cooler maintains peak performance for a variety of applications where water is scarce, water costs are high, uptime is critical, or plume is a concern by delivering energy-efficient cooling while maximizing water savings.
OnFILTER' received U.S. Patent 10,263,591 for its SF series dV/dt EMI filters for servo motors and variable frequency drives (VFDs) that block damaging high-frequency currents from destroying motor bearings.
The BitBox platform meets the challenges of data-driven decision-making within edge infrastructure and distributed facilities by simplifying the data aggregation processes of disjointed infrastructure.
This is the flagship fiber optic cleaning kit from Sticklers because it includes CleanClicker™ fibre optic connector cleaners, Fibre Optic Splice & Connector Cleaner Fluid, Clean Wipes, CleanStixx™ connector cleaning sticks, and an all-in-one handheld microscope probe.