Data Center Ecosystem:

November, 2010

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November 22, 2010  11:51 AM

Raised floors – to slab or not to slab



Posted by: Carrie Higbie
cabling, cooling, pathways, raised floor

With some data centers moving away from raised floors, one may ask - is the raised floor dead?  The real answer lies in the room itself.  If there is room for a raised floor many data centers still opt for this technology.  The raised floor provides options for power, cooling, cabling and...

November 9, 2010  6:57 PM

End of Life..Will it be End of Relationship?



Posted by: Carrie Higbie
CFO, Cisco, data center end of life, End of Life, equipment, HP, IBM, oversubscription of ports, servers, switches, vendor relationships

No one wants to hear that their equipment is at the end of life when budgets are strained and dollars precious.  But in the data center, that is exactly what is happening.  Companies are being forced to upgrade and replace networking equipment due to some end of life announcements from Cisco...


November 1, 2010  9:07 AM

How Expert is your Expert?



Posted by: Carrie Higbie
consultants, data center mistakes, ecosystem

Just because you can spell data center that does not make you an expert!  This isn't directed to those of us that work to maintain current knowledge, new technologies, and the latest green trends, but rather to those that design the same data center over and over, the ones that think low speeds...


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