In our first issue of the year, we reveal the 2019 Facility Manager of the Year winner. But that's not all — we also take a look at data center site selection, cybersecurity, and hyperscale network architecture as we explore the cloud.
Across the planet, end users and organizations are generating and consuming unprecedented volumes of data. But it can be challenging to comprehend just how fast data is growing worldwide and what the implications are for storing, managing, and accessing all of that data.
There are billions of connected devices in use worldwide, and that number is increasing by the millions every year. Unfortunately, many of these IoT devices, as well as those currently being developed and deployed, lack critical security features, making them easy targets for hackers and botnets.
Colocation facilities make a lot of sense for companies that don’t want to own, operate, or manage an increasingly complex, specialized, and expensive data center (DC). Why not delegate the stress of keeping your data center running smoothly to a specialist?
One project, 10 buildings, 20 companies, 90 systems, 1,500 pieces of equipment, and 1,500 tests — that’s what Environmental Systems Design Inc. (ESD) managed during the commissioning (Cx) of a 28-MW mission critical project for a Fortune 500 client.
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?
Change is a part of any industry, driven by innovators who recognize the need to grow. This philosophy was elegantly underscored in a Wall Street Journal article titled “The Genius of the Tinkerer.” The author, Stephen Johnson, referenced what he called the philosophy of the adjacent possible.
With so many industry conversations focused on the mission critical (MC) skills shortage, I decided to dedicate this column to it. This is not to rehash the shortage discussion but to inform readers about the solutions that are being implemented around the globe.
The colocation site selection process has evolved dramatically. Gone are the days when prospective clients only had to consider standard Tier III site criteria in addition to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP).
Welcome to the new decade, where uber-scale is the new normal. I can’t even keep track of the new data centers announced last year. We seem to have mastered the art of data center power delivery systems at scales that were previously unimaginable.
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.
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL), a group company of Sumitomo Electric Industries, released a new addition to its Quantum Fusion Splicer portfolio, the Type-Q102-M12 Ribbon Fiber Splicer, which is capable of deploying next-generation hyperscale networks.
Building on the success of the CyberAir 3 DX, Stulz has launched the CyberAir 3PRO DX series. This enhanced range of precision cooling units ensures maximum reliability for mission critical applications, as well as achieving significant savings in energy and costs.