Colocation: When to Shut Down the Server Room and Open up the Cloud

What exactly are Colocation Services? The common calling card of the Network Administrator of the past was to: “Keep your users close, keep your servers closer.” They would break into a sweat at the thought of hosting mission critical servers in another building, let alone another state or by another company entirely. However, except for … Read more

Futuristic Data Center Efficiency Ideas

Five Futuristic Data Center Efficiency Ideas 1. Building a Data Center Under a Cathedral There are a ton of jokes we could make about building a data center under a church, but we’re gonna pass. Taking data center efficiency to a whole new level, the Atos data center was built inside a former bomb shelter … Read more

Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)

Your Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) In 2007, The Green Grid published its very first white paper regarding energy efficiencies in data centers. “Green Grid Metrics: Describing Data Center Power Efficiency” proposed the use of Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and Datacenter Efficiency (DCE), now Data center Infrastructure Efficiency (DCiE), as a means to enable data center … Read more

Getting More Out Of Your Servers with Virtualization

The Benefits of Virtualization At the simplest level, virtualization is a way to organize computing capacity. It addresses situations such as servers that run at a small fraction of their capacity, wasting power and resources. It helps handle the issue of physical desktop PCs and the resources that they consume in repairing and maintaining them, … Read more

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