Data Center Apparatus:

October, 2012

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October 31, 2012  7:30 AM

Data center fright night, part two “Total Shutdown”

Erin Watkins Erin Watkins Profile: Erin Watkins

Did you enjoy yesterday's spine-tingler? Then you'll enjoy today's terrifying tale of data center despair.

"Total shutdown: A cautionary tale"

Sander van Vugt Don managed a small data center for a school. He was so confident with the data storage on his servers, that he...

October 30, 2012  7:21 AM

Prepare to be scared: Night of the living data center

Erin Watkins Erin Watkins Profile: Erin Watkins

Grab a flashlight, head to your nearest lights-out data center, and hunker down for some creepy data center horror stories courtesy of some data center experts. Are these true tales? Stay tuned for tomorrow's part two. Data center fright night, part one

"Night of the Living...


October 23, 2012  4:03 PM

Can IT support disruption?

TomWalat Tom Walat Profile: TomWalat

IT must be ready for fundamental shifts in business and technological paradigms. Stephen J. Bigelow, Senior Technology Editor IT professionals are used to change – the reality of change is as old as IT itself. Everyone swaps servers during technology refresh cycles, and new...


October 19, 2012  11:12 AM

My God, it’s full of — pipes?

TomWalat Tom Walat Profile: TomWalat

Notoriously secretive — at least when it pertains to the innards of its data centers —...


October 15, 2012  7:43 AM

Data center server design like it’s 1889

Erin Watkins Erin Watkins Profile: Erin Watkins

Cut costs, improve efficiency. Such is the mantra of many a data center manager. While tech giants like Google and Facebook strive to create better, more energy efficient data centers, a small team of researchers from Cornell University and Microsoft have gone back in time 120 years and come up...


October 2, 2012  12:38 PM

One of these days, big data – bang! zoom! – straight to the moon!

Erin Watkins Erin Watkins Profile: Erin Watkins

That's right, science has just upped the ante for cool data center locations. Forget Iceland or Oregon, now there's a proposal to put a supercomputer on the moon. Ouilang Chang, a graduate student at the...


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