On October 19, 2016, Science Advances released a report revealing that the Rogers Creek Fault is directly linked to the Hayward Fault. This discovery has changed the earthquake probabilities of the Bay Area, and the impact an earthquake would have upon the Bay Area overall. These new probabilities may cause data centers to utilize some earthquake mitigation solutions to protect their employees and IT equipment, in the event of an earthquake.Read More
Last week, Google announced that they will work in partnership with Facebook, TE SubCom, and Pacific Light Data Communication to build a trans-Pacific submarine cable that connects Hong Kong to Los Angeles, California, with a much higher fiber optic capacity. The project is called the Pacific Light Cable Network. It will have double the capacity of the FASTER cable, which previously held the trans-Pacific record. The Pacific Light Cable Network is set to be completed by the summer of 2018.Read More
As technologies evolve, the IT field continues to expand at a rapid pace with new data centers being built and new COLOs being deployed regularly. As a result of this growth, some businesses might have a hard time finding qualified candidates to fill vacant positions within the company.Read More
Facebook built its Sweden based data center in 2013. Last week, Facebook released photographs of the data center which highlight its unique infrastructure. The main building is the size of six football fields. The data center is in the small town of Luleá, and it is located 70 miles south of the Arctic Circle. The location of Luleá provides natural resources for data center cooling and the use of renewable energy.Read More
HI FOG fire suppression systems are being used in data centers in lieu of data center sprinkler systems and data center gaseous fire suppression systems. HI FOG offers an alternative method of fire protection that combines some desired features of both gaseous systems and sprinkler systems.Read More
Oracle hosted Oracle OpenWorld last week in San Francisco, California. During the conference, Oracle made many announcements and presentations on the company’s services and upgrades. One of the biggest announcements made was Oracle’s release of IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) among many other new and upgraded Oracle Services that will now be offered.Read More
Do you have an effective data center fire suppression system to protect your businesss in the event of a fire? Data center operators must consider different risks and variables within their individual business' needs. The goal of any manager running a data center is to keep server rooms safely maintained on a daily basis, and in the event of a fire, maintain server uptime—as much as possible—while protecting IT equipment from fire damage. The best answer to those variables is going to be different for every data center.Read More
When managing a data center, the primary focus of an individual business’ spending needs can differ greatly between startup businesses and well established businesses. A developing business might not have the funds to fully populate its data center and deploy it. A well established data center might want to make equipment upgrades in a server room, or upgrade infrastructure. Both types of businesses have a strong vision of the company’s future. Both types of businesses need the capital to fund that vision.Read More
Fires that erupt within a server room can quickly cause damage to IT equipment, and result in a lengthy loss of uptime for the data center. Earlier this week, Delta Airlines released its company’s financial losses, which total 150 Million dollars, due to its Atlanta, Georgia Headquarters data center crashing. Delta’s loss of uptime was caused by a small fire.
Last month, we reported on Delta’s Data Center outage that caused thousands of flights to remain grounded. Earlier last week, on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, Delta Airlines released the company’s total financial losses for the September quarter to its investors. On August 8, 2016, Delta Airlines’ Atlanta Headquarters data center crashed. The system outage caused the cancellations and delays of thousands of flights.