Designing the modern data center begins with the careful placement of “good bones.” Data center network architecture must be highly adaptive, as managers must essentially predict the future in order to create physical spaces that accommodate rapidly evolving tech. Those with the best foresight on trends (including AI, multicloud, edge computing, and digital transformation) are the most successful.
Data center managers and operators know the looming threat of unnecessary downtime well. Despite technological advances in the IT infrastructure space, they are a common phenomenon. The Ponemon Institute placed the cost of a minute of downtime in the data center at $5,600 in 2010 and at $7,900 in 2013. That has now risen to an average of over $8,000 per minute. For the Fortune 100, the loss of unplanned downtime costs as much as $2.5 billion annually.
Your team would love to purchase an assisted lifting device (ALD) for data center operations, but it’s difficult to find room in your budget—especially for the right solution—the one you really need. You are already familiar with its advantages; it is essential to making your operations safer tomorrow than they were yesterday.
The conversation about data centers—along with data storage density, cloud and edge computing, and other highly technical concepts—is constantly evolving. There is a central topic, however, that doesn’t get equal attention. What we aren’t talking about enough are the physical challenges of the data center environment. More specifically, how changes in server rack and facility designs are affecting data center operations.
It may come as little surprise that at ServerLIFT headquarters, the majority of our conversations revolve around data center safety. It’s the reason we originally designed the ServerLIFT data center lift. No one had made anything like it before. We saw a clear need for a lift that could function effectively in the data center environment without putting anyone at risk.
To compete in the fast-paced data center industry—or even to stay afloat—requires professional operations. To that end, DC owners and managers focus primarily on technology, data security, and the preservation of uptime. What can be forgotten is the work on the floor being handled by the operators: the methodology in handling all of the remarkable … Read more
Historically, the data center industry has been resistant to stagnation. Year over year, it sees tremendous growth and advancement. The Cisco Global Cloud Index shows sustained trends in both data center virtualization and cloud computing, with growth in nearly every associated sector. This positive news extends through 2021, when “data center storage installed capacity will … Read more