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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. Currently the principal of an independent consulting business and an active freelance writer, David has most recently been a Senior Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro magazine, having also been the Lab Director for Windows NT Magazine, Technical Director of PC Week Labs, the author or co-author of a number of books on different versions of Windows, a plethora of eBooks on various technology topics, and of approximately 3000 magazine articles in print and on the web.
AccuWeather predicts that Dell will meet their current and future datacenter needs
Cisco's first containerized datacenter offering, seems a bit "me too", but it is at least a toe in the pool.
A lightning strike on their datacenter tests the resiliency of a smaller ISP. And their properly implemented business continuity plan keeps their customers up and running and unaffected.
APC adds to their tools for helping datacenter operators improve the efficiency of their facilities
Microsoft's own datacenters benefit from being in the forefront of intelligent datacenter efficency and design.
Hardware monitoring of Layer 1 infrastructure is now a reality.
Cisco makes use of their own Unified Computing infrastructure to equip their latest datacenter
The USPS OIG does what it can to meet the demands of the FDCCI
Cisco finally gets their focus back and can concentrate on their core datacenter strengths
Dual-socket servers with massive memory support hit the sweet spot for the datacenter upgragde path.
Alcatel-Lucent improves their play for the end-to-end datacenter infrastructure
Fast growing company decides to go with their own dedicated datacenter without a knowledgable hand in control. Chaos ensues.
These may sound like jokes, but each of them represents datacenter technologies already in use or research in progress.
Everyone needs backup yet its still a widely underutilized service that is often poorly understood. Can cloud vendors educate their consumers and still offer the level of service that used to be the domain of enterprise-only facilities?