Internet of Things and Data Centers

5 Considerations in Enterprise Data Center Operations

Retail colocation data centers, with mission critical facility operations being their core business, commonly have very mature operations frameworks.  Methods of Procedure (MOPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and so on are mature and jealously governed. A typical enterprise data center, often does not have a mature operations framework.  Certifiable frameworks give way to tribal…

Uptime Institute and TIA agree on clear separation of benchmarking terms

Those following this blog will know that we often discuss data center criticality designations, and often the four tier classification system of the Uptime Institute. One of the issues on which we counsel our Clients is the distinction between Uptime Institute “Tier III” and TIA/942 “tier 3” (as well as the other tier levels, respectively).

Data Center Dynamics Converged: Frankfurt, 18 November 2013

While in Frankfurt this week, I attended the Data Center Dynamics Converged event. This was a day-long conference with two halls covering a variety of data center topics across the stack, from basic infrastructure and design for energy efficiency, through business process application methods for data center management.

Building Architecture and Data Center Availability

The architecture of a building can impact the availability of a data center, regardless of infrastructure topology investments.  Building architecture dictates constraints in the design of a data center.  Seldom do we have a nice, rectangular box, with easement in all six adjacent directions.  For urban data centers, this issue is especially apparent.  It would…