Recently, I came across a forum question asking for a good way to move a fully populated server rack or cabinet. In short it would seem a great idea, given the weight and difficulty of moving large, individual servers. Many IT people tell me their technicians carry out a server move by taking out most … Read more
Due to the highly complex infrastructure of data centers, there are many opportunities to conserve power, reduce cooling needs and save money. Data centers can apply a combination of the following storage efficiency practices: Data Reduction, Deduplication, Compression, Snapshots, and Tiered Storage.
Data center technologies are quickly becoming more and more compact and powerful, resulting in higher density systems which generate higher amounts of heat. Data center management are constantly finding new methods to address this increase in power consumption and heat output and adopt best practices to efficiently cool the data center. Some of the current solutions include: