Data center managers must meet a wide variety of facility requirements that are dependent on the type of facility that they run, its size and its location. This is in addition to those requirements that are mandated by compliance standards and safety regulations among others. Handling data center equipment for changes, migrations or expansions touches […]
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Vice President of ServerLIFT Corporation, responsible for product management.
I'm very much interested in industry trends in Data Center Operations and Data Center Management. Please contact me with any feedback on our products, or with requests for new products and/or features.
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While virtualization and monitoring technology has become the most effective way to increase data center efficiency and decrease operational costs, DCMs have to use every tool at their disposal to further increase OpEx saving margins. The ability to utilize server equipment to lower data center operational expenses has proven to be another way to provided […]
Data center efficiency is a never-ending pursuit for DCMs where they must balance efficiency, availability, and flexibility to effectively manage the many data centers parts as well as the whole. These parts include a compilation of servers, storage, network systems, mechanical/electrical systems, applications and tools, governance procedures and staff. While DCIM and other monitoring tools […]
While data center managers (DCM) certainly see the differing options for modular data centers as providing a means of faster deployment and space maximization at a lower cost, those attributes can come at a price all their own. Since these data center modules are typically removable, consideration needs to be given to installation and removal […]
In order to vastly improve the productivity of data centers, DCMs are using application-based solutions as well as physical tools. On the application side, data center infrastructure management (DCIM) systems provide a unified, real-time picture of data center operations, enabling IT teams to match resources with demand. With hardware changes and servers a regular occurrence […]
Managing data center density and growth is certainly something that can cause sleepless nights for DCMs. As a consequence, data center space efficiency is driving a lot of decisions with cooling and energy consumption being intertwined concerns. That’s a significant motivation that has led DCMs to incorporate a number of different approaches to fitting more […]
As data center customers and their systems grow, server racks inevitably require changes in terms of hardware as well as on-premise relocation to accommodate that growth. Uptime is always a factor for these companies, so faster scaling is always a concern for DCMs. The goal is to enable faster, more efficient moves where data center […]
There are few crossover points where DCMs can lower data center costs while increasing worker safety. Consolidation through virtualization can certainly increase efficiency as well as lowering data center costs, but it also can indirectly set the stage for worker safety via reduction in physical servers. Moving new technology to a high density environment enables […]
Moving a data center from one location to another is unarguably a high risk and arduous task to tackle. Here is a quick checklists of important aspects that should be considered before the move.
Challenges and Reasons for Switching to Cloud Is cloud computing the future of data centers? By taking a closer look at the past trends in the adaptation to cloud, it starts to become clear as to whether or not cloud computing is the way to go. The Trending Cloud Statistically, the biggest jump to cloud […]