It’s one thing to experience downtime, but quite another when the downtime is caused by a completely preventable human error. See how British Airways learned this lesson the hard way in its recent outage.
Between rising costs of energy consumption and federal regulations to rein in underperforming data centers, there's been an increased appetite for alternative sources of power. Here, we examine wind, solar, geothermal and other non-traditional ways to power your data center.
What good are the best tools in the world if you're not using them? Not much. When it comes to power consumption in your data center, these are some of the best tools to understand what's really going on.
Greenpeace has been tracking the energy performance of companies in the IT sector that have made 100% renewable energy commitments since 2011. In their 2017 report of IT companies, Greenpeace has given the highest overall rank to Switch, making them an industry leader in implementing renewable energy.
Microsoft has filed a patent application for an Artificial Reef Datacenter. The patent details deploying an entire server farm underwater that is enclosed by a permanent surrounding structure which doubles as an artificial reef. The patent has several provisions to promote marine life occupancy. Microsoft plans to use sustainable energy to power the data center while using seawater to naturally cool the space.
When you can remotely monitor and manage your data center, you are gaining a competitive advantage: one that puts you in the driver’s seat with power usage, overall efficiency and gives you a 24/7 look at your operations.