Tag Archives: Data Center

Virtualization Metrics and Virtualization Benchmarks

Server virtualization metrics and virtualization benchmarks are critical to analyzing the financial and operational performance benefits from virtualization. This is especially true when you want to know if you are achieving the full ROI that virtualization offers for improved staffing … Continue reading

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Amazon EC2 Goes Down: Start the Cloud Fears

The big storms yesterday in the eastern part of the country took down part of Amazon EC2 cloud services in Virginia due to the power outages. The Amazon EC2 outage of course had a cascading effect on customers including some … Continue reading

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Developing Tiered Software Support Services

Creating a tiered software support services model is an effective way of managing software support services and their costs based on business need. The idea of tiered support services is to have a standard set of services distinguishing one support tier … Continue reading

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Skanska Develops Prefabricated Modular Data Center Design

Imagine building a data center just outside Toronto that you assemble using fully finished prefabricated modules built in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Now imagine that you only have to buy and take delivery of enough data center to get your though … Continue reading

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Cloud Impact on the Technology Half Life

I would like to think there is such a thing as a technology half life? That would be the amount of time required for the installed base of given technology to decay to half. I would also imagine that with the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Making Your Data Center Energy Efficient

Making Your Data Center Energy Efficient by Gilbert Held is a 2012 book that promised methods to reduce the energy consumption and the costs associated with operating data centers. The subtitle for Making Your Data Center Energy Efficient chosen by … Continue reading

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Data Center Performance Looking Beyond PUE to CUE

Data center performance is much more than its PUE and must account for asset utilization, total energy costs and carbon usage effectiveness (CUE). I am sure most CIO’s and data center managers already know this from their efforts to reduce costs … Continue reading

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