Posted on November 16, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla
It's no secret that many data centers make large investments in space, power, and cooling. The challenge, especially when the client is a media giant, is to determine how to use these three resources most effectively. After all, the more effectively that the data center can use its space, power, and cooling, the cheaper it will be to maintain and operate.
Posted on November 9, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla
When you think of a data center, you often think of a nondescript warehouse that is sporting row upon row of computers. Giant air conditioning units and top-notch security complete the picture. But for one of the biggest names in the game, Microsoft, a traditional data center is not enough of an innovative leap. The company recently decided to sink a data center inside of a bus sized cylinder off Scotland's northern coast. While this might sound a bit ridiculous, the new underwater server farm (as it is currently being called) is in fact a real look towards a potential future for data centers.
Posted on October 31, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla
It is no secret that the world revolves around data. This data might take many forms, and for those people with child-like imaginations it might seem as if the data is floating by in the air just out of reach. However, the reality is far simpler: data needs to be stored somewhere, which has led to a boom in data center construction across the world. From micro-embedded data centers to submerged ocean data centers, companies are rapidly expanding their global data center portfolios. The question that remains is, "why?"
Posted on October 24, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla
Just a few years ago there were roughly 15 billion devices connected to the IoT, or "Internet of Things". By 2020, that number is expected to grow to 30.7 billion - representing about $1.29 trillion across all markets. Countless products - from industrial sensors, workspace management applications, to wearable devices - are all connected to the Internet, and to each other. This is allowing them to create and share valuable data every second of the day.
For business leaders, this is cause for celebration - to an extent. While it's true that IoT as a concept brings powerful benefits in terms of productivity, efficiency and cost savings, it also brings with it its fair share of challenges. These challenges often lead to projects stalling out before they've even had a chance to begin.
In this blog post, we’ll go into detail about the top three challenges you are most likely to face when beginning an IoT implementation - and how to address them in the most effective ways.
Posted on October 16, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla
A Rack Power Distribution Unit (PDU) is exactly what it sounds like. In layman's terms, a PDU is a device that is fitted with numerous outlets. Each outlet distributes electric power to storage devices, networking equipment, and servers within the cabinets or racks of a data center. However, it is important to note that not all PDUs are created equally.