Cooling plays a crucial role in data center operations and costs. Inefficiencies in the cooling systems can lead to more power used for cooling than the equipment itself. CRAC (Computer Room Air Conditioners) are one of the many methods that can be used to cool down data center facilities. We’ll explore how they work here.
The software-as-a-service (SaaS) continues to increase momentum with many companies and vendors jumping on the bandwagon. It’s estimated that the global SaaS market will reach $132B by 2020 of which $76B being driven by the small and medium business (SMB) markets and $56B from the enterprise SaaS markets. Learn why this matters.
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.
Perhaps you are doing a rack and stack with servers and IT equipment in one location and shipping it to another location, or maybe it’s time to move your own fully loaded racks and cabinets to a new location. In both cases, the end goal is for all the equipment and hardware to arrive safely intact within the cabinet without compromising the structural integrity of the cabinet. Here are some possible problems and challenges to look out for along the way to keep everything rolling smoothly.