2017 is in the books. In keeping with New Year traditions, we will explore the data center trends in a two-part article: Part one includes a review of 2017, current insights, and emerging technologies. Part two will continue with predictions and hot technology trends for 2018.
Modern data centers are becoming more complex. The demand for virtualization, private clouds and multi-tier services are requiring data center managers to look for more ways to optimize hardware and software performance. They have to think about both the short-term and the long-term implications of their decisions. We explore this topic in two parts.
Data centers are large consumers of energy. But owners and managers are still surprised when they learn about the scope of this consumption. According to US Department of Energy, data centers account for 2 percent of the total US electricity use. That’s a huge amount of power.
Is Your Data Center Power Balanced?
When building out a data center in an on-premise or co-location environment, it's critical that your power is balanced and redundant. Let's take a look at some common tactics to ensure you avoid data center balance issues.
Zombie servers sound like the stuff of fiction, but they're quite real. And, like their undead counterparts, they can quickly take their toll on your valuable resources. Learn how to identify and eliminate zombie servers from your data center floor.
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.