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…

Data Center colocation

5 Crucial Factors to Consider When Choosing a Data Center Colocation Provider

The growing demands on any company’s IT infrastructure, as well as the operating costs, makes it difficult for in-house data centers to keep pace. Including colocation into your IT strategy eliminates the high costs of building and maintaining your own data center. However, you need to choose your data center colocation provider carefully, as services…

Energy Efficient Data Centers

The Next Challenge for Data Centers: Reaching Energy Efficiency Nirvana

More than 70 years ago, computers were powered by delicate tubes. If you had tried to set up a Google data center back then, it would have consumed as much energy as all of the Manhattan. Nowadays, cutting-edge cooling technologies and advanced data management strategies helped reduce energy consumption and cut down energy costs. Companies…

Data Center Colocation

Owning a Data Center vs. Buying Colocation Services: Decisions for the Enterprise

Traditionally, companies build new data center space to accommodate their IT growth, however, this approach is costly as organizations take on high capital expenditure for infrastructure and data center equipment, and often overbuild and overspend to accommodate future growth. There are other opportunity costs associated with a lengthy planning and construction process as well. On…

1E Introduces “Useful Work”-based Data Center Governance, at Data Center Dynamics Converged, 2012 Washington DC

Data center performance metrics have struggled to accurately represent business value of IT assets invested in the enterprise data center.  Data center metrics are either constrained to raw power usage data, or make vague approximations about business-relevant performance through assumptive percentages or abstract proxies. At Data Center Dynamics in Washington, DC this week, 1E’s Data…