Why would one want to risk security, time, and effort to source and integrate different services from various providers? The answers to these questions lie in the notion that organizations are willing to adopt best-of-breed applications rather than settle for mediocrity from a single provider in the name of uniformity.
This white paper explores the most beneficial applications for intelligent rack PDUs with remote power control, defines the key capabilities to require on intelligent rack PDUs with remote power control, and lists additional monitoring and security capabilities that should be considered when selecting intelligent rack PDUs for use in laboratories, in remote/edge sites or when colocating enterprise-owned equipment into MTDCs.
A multitude of variables come into play when selecting the right data center location — from the cost of doing business (think taxes, real estate, and power) to network connectivity, latency, regional infrastructure planning, and more. Find out how much you know by taking this site selection quiz from Cushman & Wakefield.
Remember ten years ago? Facebook was this fairly new thing that all the kids did, and mom and dad were recently exposed to. Twitter was 140 characters of new hotness. And then there was this buzz word that everyone used called “cloud.”
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).
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.
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.
Richard Zbin, facilities director at the Kaiser Permanente Silver Spring Data Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, was named Mission Critical’s 2019 Facility Manager of the Year, and three honorable mentions were recognized for their award-winning qualities.
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?
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.