Fast growing company decides to go with their own dedicated datacenter without a knowledgable hand in control. Chaos ensues.
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.
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?
HP's new Colrado research datacenter will focus on technologies for building more efficient facilities for their customers.,
With enough space for any client to grow, i/o's new facility brings their modualr approach to the east coast.
Microsoft continues to improve the capabilities of their System Center enterprise management solutions.
Can microservers make the jump from hosting companies to corporate datacenters?
With the potential to be an entire HPC cloud in a single box, SGI gives Windows Server a power up.
Application and services monitoring needs to extend to anywhere the application or service goes. That means more than just technical hurdles to overcome.
Appliance computing looks like a good fit for the virtualized datacenter
The latest System Center VMM beta makes small, but significant advances in automating cloud services deployments.
GreenGrid.org continues their development of metrics to allow datacenter operators to more closely evaluate their operations and the potential and actual effects of changes to their datacenter infrastructures.
When was the last time you actually evaluted the physical security of your datacenters from a planned attack?
Turnkey, scalable datacenter appliances offer building blocks for quick implementation and fast business reaction times.
HP's CFS division moves to become a one-stop datacenter shop