Kermit was wrong. It's easy being green, or at least it should be in the future.
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.
Recycling existing facilities can be the way to go for your new datacenters, but it's not the only piece of the puzzle that makes your new facility green.
Every vendor providing services to the datacenter seems to be providing their own form of data security. What does IT need to do to get control of the end-to-end security model?
Can cloud-based supercomputing be a business win for your company?
Virtualized security management at the VM level might give Cisco enough leverage to drive their vision of the converged infrastructure to the big money customer.
HP keeps spending to bring the technology they need to grow their cloud business. But is it the right approach to take?
High-performance, hardware virtualization, support for a terabyte of physical memory, multi-core, and low power. What's not to love?
With an environment that lends itself to significant green datacenter potential, Iceland's dreams of becoming a datacenter mecca seem to have run afoul of the governmental bureaucracy.
Energy efficiency metrics are a moving target for the datacenter, but the value of drilling down deeply and creating narrowly targeted metrics is really hard to define
Coal bad. Got it. But what about all the other energy sources used in the datacenter?
Was the containerized datacenter a good idea, or just an evolutionary deadend for the datacenter?
IT people know what a datacenter is and just what it takes to keep one up and running. But what do the local communities (and their politicians) competing for these new datacenters think they are getting out of the deal?
It's cold down in the basement. Why don't we keep our servers there?
Seeing some odd behavior with your Windows Server 2008 R2 installation? There might well be a good reason for it.
An off the wall thought to use capabilities already at hand saves millions of compute hours at Purdue University