I'm looking to reduce my carbon footprint and want to find a "green" datacenter. There are so many ways to define a "green datacenter' I'm looking for examples of SMART Criteria such as 20% of ...
One of my client's sites received a direct lightning hit last week (coincidentally on Friday the 13th!). I was remote to the site, but working with someone onsite, I discovered a strange pattern of ...
Our 500-server data center is growing quickly and my manager has started investigating using a specialized Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) package to help manage constraints. DCIM ...
We have a rack in a data center and we became suspicious of running out of power. But our power bar says 2 amps! It has a live indicator, so it's not just one reading. Do you think there's something ...
With network cables it is easy. I use velcro-ties, coloured cables, 0U vertical cable organizers from APC on side of the rack -- easy and neat. However with power cables it was always giving me ...
As part of a sustainability project I have been requested to measure the PUE of our server room. We have gross power usage figures from the UPS (and seperate supply meters) but nothing else. How in a ...
For the purpose of this question, I am interested in server/datacenter related hardware. Have you had any measureable amount of ROI by swapping existing hardware to more "green" or energy efficient ...