We’ve discussed the topic of data center energy management in numerous posts, and we’ve talked about a Green Data Center Maturity Model. If the topic of energy efficiency in the data center is of interest to you (and it should be) I’d like to recommend an excellent resource for you. Cisco is conducting a webinar…
So many discussions with prospective Clients begin with the subject of data center tier ratings. Many companies are struggling with data center facilities that no longer adequately serve their Business, and are seeking a path toward better scalability, availability, security, and lower cost of ownership.
In the mid-market segment, while there are exceptions to the rule to be sure, most often I find enterprise data centers that are in need of help.¬†¬† The staff supporting these spaces is always top-notch and very committed to doing the right thing all the time, but an accumulation of circumstances has created a data center environment in which few would be proud.
While we could talk about many problems nearly universally found in these enterprise data centers (hint- MEP capacity limitations, cable-clogging under raised floors, thermal management,…), the problem most often mentioned by the CIO has to do with the misalignment of the data center tier rating to the Business.