The cost of failure is high, and identifying the potential problems is the first step towards preventing them
Five Nines: The Next Gen Datacenter
David Chernicoff looks at technologies that impact data center users and operators, including server consolidation and virtualization, green IT, and the latest hardware advances.
With more than 20 years of published writings about technology, as well as industry stints as everything from a database developer to CTO, David Chernicoff has earned the term "veteran" in the technology world.
It's been a very rocky road for the well-intentioned plan
If high levels of pollution impact datacenters in affected regions, what's happening to the people who live there?
In Japan, earthquakes are high on the list of potential datacenter disasters and Fuji is working on a solution.
Wind is not the best choice for direct datacenter power.
GE shows off primary and backup power in a box for rapid, power-optimized datacenter deployment.
Microsoft looks at bringing down the cost of fuel cells for datacenters so businesses can afford to take the plunge.
Gartner recommends that two datacenters per continent is the optimal configuration
Another step towards the fully distributed datacenter
Keeping a 40-year old datacenter relevant