The musings of an IT Consultant:

Power and cooling

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July 5, 2008  7:30 PM

Power Planning



Posted by: Raj Perumal
blade servers, circuits, electricity, HP, HP BladeSystem c3000, Power and cooling, power calculator, power efficiency, power planning, server consolidation, UPS, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMWare, VMware ESX

One of the most overlooked items during a server implementation is power planning. I have seen many administrators get excited about ordering their new servers or other network equipment, plan the outage for the day of the install and then once they have all their equipment realize that they...

June 28, 2008  5:40 PM

Server consolidation



Posted by: Raj Perumal
blade servers, blades, ESX Server, HP, HP BladeSystem c3000, Power and cooling, power efficiency, server consolidation, thermal, virtual, virtual machines, VMWare, VMware ESX

There is one commonality here in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lots of servers, using a lot of power. Being a province that generates our own Hydro, we have pretty cheap electricity without having to worry about the expense of power like other provinces or states do. However this doesn't mean we shouldn't...


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