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August, 2008


August 28, 2008  1:26 PM

Powering down your servers

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center power management, DataCenter

I didn't know this, but I guess yesterday was "Power IT Down Day." Hewlett-Packard, Citrix and Intel...

August 20, 2008  7:02 PM

Microsoft expected to announce Des Moines data center location tomorrow

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center Jobs, data center staffing

According to the Des Moines Register, Microsoft is expected to officially announce its plan to build its newest data center there, specifically in West Des Moines. Microsoft...

August 19, 2008  5:03 PM

Data center shift-change checklist from The Planet

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
data center staffing, DataCenter

Last week, Eric Bush, Data Center Operations Supervisor at hosting giant The Planet, posted a checklist for data center perimeter patrols. The perimeter patrol is an integral part of our data center...

August 19, 2008  3:41 PM

Green Grid publishes data center utilization tool

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center Metrics, Green data center, PUE

The Green Grid has another tool for data centers to measure their companies' efficiency, saying it could be a valuable way to communicate with upper management on the state of the data center. The IT efficiency-focused group has published a new paper on...

August 18, 2008  3:59 PM

Core NAP develops homegrown data center thermal mapping tool

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
data center cooling

Jeremy Porter, Senior Internet Data Center Architect at data center and managed services provider Core NAP, has developed a very low-cost thermal monitoring system for the company’s newest data centers. Porter has bussed a system of low-voltage thermal sensors together over Cat5 cable. The...

August 15, 2008  8:08 PM

Key points to consider in the evolution of the PUE data center metric

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center Metrics, DataCenter, Green data center, PUE

Yesterday I blogged about the Uptime Institute's criticisms of PUE, specifically that the

August 14, 2008  9:28 PM

Uptime warns data center pros against being benchmarked on PUE

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center Metrics, DataCenter, Green data center

Uptime Institute executive director Ken Brill warned panelists at an online seminar today to be wary of very low Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ratios touted...

August 8, 2008  9:01 PM

IT job slump not affecting data center facility managers?

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center Jobs

There has been a significant slump in the IT job market recently. InfoWorld (via Slashdot) is reporting...

August 4, 2008  2:54 PM

LinkedIn links into Equinix’s Chicago data center

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center hosting

Equinix, the large data center hosting company, announced today that LinkedIn, an online social network for professionals, is expanding their presence within the company by


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