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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.
If high levels of pollution impact datacenters in affected regions, what's happening to the people who live there?
In Japan, earthquakes are high on the list of potential datacenter disasters and Fuji is working on a solution.
Wind is not the best choice for direct datacenter power.
GE shows off primary and backup power in a box for rapid, power-optimized datacenter deployment.
Microsoft looks at bringing down the cost of fuel cells for datacenters so businesses can afford to take the plunge.
Gartner recommends that two datacenters per continent is the optimal configuration
Another step towards the fully distributed datacenter
Keeping a 40-year old datacenter relevant
Schneider is the next big player to place a bet on modular.
New server company Servergy uses IBM Power Architecture to equip the high-density datacenter
Reusing waste heat in a way that benefits the community
Seagate takes first steps towards a distributed hardware infrastructure with its Kinetic Open Storage Platform.
Is the success of fuel cell power tied directly to the cost of natural gas?
Where there was one, there will be three.