BICSI's guide to datacenter design best practices offers an overview and a starting point for major datacenter projects.
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.
While the changes in datacenter technology are obvious to IT, how much of that imnformation has made it to the people responsible for the business processes? Agility and flexibility in the way that the datacenter can now respond to business requests can be an important differentiator.
By integration their storage hardware management solutions with major players in the systems management and virtualization market, NetApp maintains a high-level presence in the cloud.
Going against the grain might well be the best differentiator.
Measuring the value of the work produced in your datacenter vis a vis the energy consumed is critical in evaluating datacenter efficency.
The EPA joins the party in putting metrics on your datacenters. Who else can you look forward to putting their two cents in?
Three into one and envisioning the entire network as the datacenter drives Brocade's latest push into the datacenter networking model
What part can a datacenter container play in the future of your business?
HP looks to make social networking a benefit to IT rather than a thorn in its side
The Uptime Institute hopes that their new rating system will enable process and personnel evaluation to be rated in relation to their long established tier system.
ILM and the cloud has been a set of conflicting techniques that need reconciling. BMC makes the first attempt at tying together the management of local and cloud services.
With companies talking about their goals for datacenter energy efficiency for their new datacenters that push the limits of technology, eBay steps back and delivers on a practical goal with major energy (and money) savings in their newly opened facility
Combining the latest Intel XEON processors with new generation NVIDIA GPUs gives IBM an out-of-the-box hybrid computing solution for HPC with a server design that meets the needs of the green datacenter.
Defining the cloud might be the first step to using it.
Outlook 2010 gives Microsoft a backdoor into control of the social networking universe.