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?
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.
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
Does the "one stop shopping" experience make sense to the datacenter buyer?
Does "green" change your purchasing decisions?
From a leader in the modular datacenter market to an afterthought. Does Oracle have a clue?
Green datacenters are the future. So does this come as a surprise?
Does a small, carbon neutral, datacenter have value?
Proactive management of virtualized applications is a key component of cloud success