• Facility and disaster recovery

    Our global company is interested in outsourcing the disaster recovery for our manufacturing facilities.  For example, if there is a fire at a plant, we need a point person who is the expert at getting general contractor to get crews in to clean up debris, hire electricians to repair electrical,...

    Karenkirk5 pointsBadges:
  • Enterprise Solution

    I am researching the following for an all Windows Servers: I need a toolset that will enable me to quickly (within a few minute) determine the root cause of an outage AND proactively monitor performance of all applications to respond to potential service interruption issues. Some pain points...

    Dawood1235 pointsBadges:
  • The future of renewable resources in data centers

    With energy prices continuing to rise and carbon footprints becoming more popular, expert Clive Longbottom believes it's time for companies to look at renewable energy resources for data center power. Some of the more popular renewable choices included hydroelectricity, solar energy and wind power....

    Michael Tidmarsh31,735 pointsBadges:
  • Data Center options

    Dear, it has been observed commonly that people don't pay any attention to use shoe cover (poly bags) to avoid dust in data centers. Can anyone please elaborate what should be the SOP for this either to use 1, dedicated shoes for data centers, 2, use Shoe Cover, 3, use anti-contamination mats or...

    MWajid20 pointsBadges:
  • Rules and regulations for entering datacenter

    Does anyone have an example of standard rules and regulations for entering a datacenter? I need to attach these on the wall of each of our datacenters and require every datacenter user to adhere to the requirements.

    twahamakau60 pointsBadges:
  • Assigning a LUN to a server in a data centre 20KM away

    We have two data centres about 25KM away from each other.  We would like to assign a LUN to a server in data centre A to an storage array in data centre B.  We are doing this because of lack of disk space in  data centre A. Is this best practice ?  what are the possible performance hits ? We...

    Armani1675 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What are some of the inexpensive or high-impact green tactics for a data center today?

    With power costs increasing significantly, more hardware per rack creating more heat and using more power and cooling solutions, it seems that power rather than space seems to be the limiter amongst data centers. What are your suggestions for reducing power consumption? What are you doing to make...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • When does it make sense to choose a simplified VDI solution like Kaviza over a complicated solution like Citrix

    We are a mid-size complany with over 7,000 employees.  We have large, legacy, home-grown apps that breaks whenever we apply Java upgrades. We support "Off-the-shelf" apps as well. We have a heterogenous network supporting just over 1.3 Pbytes of data in two Datacenters.  Both are in Ca....

    IH8Spam15 pointsBadges:
  • getting in to the Data Server migration business

    Hi all, I've been working in the telecomunication market during the last 13 years. (last 7 as PM). Now I'm moving to an IT company which is in the Data Center migration business. Where do you recomend I can get some basic information in order to undertand the process in a high level perspective....

    Acarrea5 pointsBadges:
  • Data Center certification

    Hi, I am an ITIL and PMP certified professional looking for Data centre certification  by which I can add value in Data Center project. What would be your suggestion (expense , duration and help to go ahead in my career) ? Thanks in advance Regds Rajesh Teraiya

    TRP5 pointsBadges:
  • Re-wiring a server rack that looks like spaghetti

    Hi, this is my first time doing something like this. I'm currently taking the beginning of my CCNA courses and I'm still a beginner at all of this. Someone has asked me to help them re-wire their server rack, since its a huge mess. I was just wondering if there where any precautions I should take...

    Tomzimmerman5 pointsBadges:
  • Colocation Data Center Information

    can anybody tell me what a good policy is for determining the appropriate cost model for a colocation facility?  I have heard companies charging per RU and others charge per KW, and yet others charge on what sort of bandwidth you require.  Just looking for some sort of guidance and maybe a range...

    rtopping15 pointsBadges:
  • Data center on sloped ground?

    I am working on the conceptual architectural design for a datacenter design. It is a rather large project (in the 10s of thousands of square meters of datahalls), and one of the sites to be considered for the datacenter has sloped ground. I know this type of terrain is not ideal for a datacenter,...

    Kimblarsen5 pointsBadges:
  • Analysis of IT equipment failures from high heat in data center

    Is there any analysis for the probability systems will fail as the temperature rises in a data center. Example, I have a CRAC unit fail, but the other is still running and cooling. I do not have enough tonage to keep the temperature at 74 degrees, so the room temperature will rise about a degree...

    Jssmith1315 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What’s plaguing your data center?

    The Gartner report released this week revealed the top three daily challenges data center administrators have on their plates. We want to hear from our members: What are some of your toughest obstacles in the data center? What are the solutions you've considered, tried, or vetoed? The best stories...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Data center temperature policies

    I am involved with an energy efficiency project where the server rooms in 15 buildings lost their servers when a network was installed.  These rooms in these buildings now only have from one to three routers and switches in them.  The buildings are used only four days a week and we wanted to...

    Jimmydee70220 pointsBadges:
  • Upper power & cooling limits in the Data Center

    Hi, do we still consider 85% as the recommended upper limit in the data centre with regards to power & cooling. I know this was a main driver from Gartner, but with increased efficiencies in M&E hardware has this view changed at all towards a higher recommended set point?   Thanks, Joe Campbell

    Joecampbell15 pointsBadges:
  • B70 data center

    What are the requirements for B70 data center?

    Jzcw0l5 pointsBadges:
  • Data center power related

    A Data Center's capacity is re-classified as 5 MW lower than it was previously, how to handle this situation? What all options do we have? Some high level points would be really helpful Thank You!

    Hemanshua10 pointsBadges:
  • Data Center Tech Refresh

    How to start a Data Center's Tech refresh in existing facility? Any high level pointers would be very helpful Second but related questions - During tech refresh planning you find out about a delay in delivery of networking equipment, how do you deal with that?

    Hemanshua10 pointsBadges:

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