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.
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 tech, as well as industry stints as everything from a database developer to CTO, David Chernicoff has earned the term "veteran" in the technology world.
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?