Data center managers must respond when computer room cooling specifications are out of operating range. The best defense against cooling system failures is to incorporate facility tests along side of scheduled cooling system preventative maintenance.
How do you know if your data center cooling system is operating at its peak performance? Consider these steps to develop useful metrics for analyzing cooling system performance and create a baseline for optimizing operations.
With hurricane season right around the corner, many Gulf Coast-based companies are revamping their disaster recovery procedures and testing their BC plans. The unfortunate truth is many of them will wait until the last minute and key elements will be missed. In a five part series, we discuss the essential pieces of an effective and affordable DR/BC plan – RPO/RTO, Communications, People, Data and Testing.
With all the excitement surrounding cloud computing, how are data center companies handling the buzz? Key concerns involve questions like: Will enterprises that rely on hardware at their fingertips move their company’s applications from the datacenter to the cloud? Do people really trust the cloud as an alternative?