We have 3 floored building and required to position data center in one of the floors. Which is the right floor for data center?
Answer Question | March 25, 2013 5:25 AM
Data Center, Data center design
Whether it’s a nearby natural water source or a unique rack design, share your ideas for creative ways to cool a data center right here, and we’ll share 50 Knowledge Points! When you leave your idea in the dicussion section, cast your vote on the best idea of the bunch! The winner gets a free [...]
Answer Question | March 31, 2012 6:43 PM
Data center cooling, Data center design, Data center design and infrastructure, Data Center management, Open IT Forum
There’s always something new and improved, especially in something as complex as a data center. What are some recent technologies you’ve seen that strike you more as fads rather than essential additions to the data center? Share your opinion, and we’ll share 75 Knowledge Points!
Answer Question | March 31, 2012 2:49 PM
AS/400, Business Intelligence, Channel, CIO, CRM, Data center design, Data center design and infrastructure, Data Center management, Data center operations, Database, DataCenter, Development, Exchange, Linux, Lotus Domino, Microsoft Windows, Mobile, Networking, Open IT Forum, Oracle, SAP, Security, SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization, VoIP, Windows Server
We want to connect one keyboard, mouse and monitor to all systems in our datacenter. We want to do this over tcp/ip and not run a lot of cables. What equipment will facilitate this?
Answer Question | June 24, 2011 2:10 PM
Data center design, Data Center management, DataCenter, TCP/IP, TCP/IP connections, TCP/IP port
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 that is [...]
Answer Question | December 9, 2010 3:04 PM
Colocation facilities, Data Center administration, Data Center Cost, Data center design, Data center design and infrastructure
We want to migrate all servers in our datacenter to be backedup with backup exec instead of brightstore. Can we convert or import the database to bring in backup records and still be able to restore?
Answer Question | December 21, 2010 2:59 PM
Backup and restore, Backup Exec, Data center design, Data Center management, data center servers, Data Center Storage
We have two T1 connections coming into two cisco routers. The lines are from different providers. Can we make them into a bonded t1 for our data center? What equipment will we need and what configuration?
Answer Question | December 3, 2010 9:43 PM
Cisco Routers, Data center design, Data Center management, Router configuration, T1 line
In our datacenter we have 22 separate rack mounted apc ups devices all power comes from a single source. How can we interconnect the ups devices for redundancy?
Answer Question | January 5, 2011 3:07 PM
Data center design, Data Center in 2010, Rack mounted servers, Redundancy, UPS, UPS maintenance, UPS system
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 your data center more green? We’ll give [...]
Answer Question | June 16, 2011 5:51 PM
Data Center administration, Data center design, Data Center in 2010, Data Center management, Green data center, Green IT, Open IT Forum
What should be used to cool a small data center that has 3 racks and generates a lot of heat in a small room? We have a budget to ventilate and cool the room. What should we do and how can we find out all our options?
Answer Question | February 17, 2011 9:42 PM
Data center cooling, Data center design, Data Center in 2010, Data Center management
What are the benefits/cons to under the floor a/c in a data center?
Answer Question | November 24, 2010 4:37 PM
Data center air conditioning units, Data center cooling, Data center design, Data Center in 2010, Data Center management, Open IT Forum
What considerations or checklist would you provide to someone creating a data center for the enterprise? From cooling and racks to data retirement policies and security, what are some of the concerns that a developer can’t afford to overlook?
Answer Question | December 10, 2010 4:34 PM
Data center budget considerations, Data center cooling, Data center design, Data center design and infrastructure, Data Center in 2010, Data Center management, Open IT Forum
We’re in the process of securing new racks for our data center, and I remember having difficulty working with dark colored racks, especially in the back. If we use lighter colored racks will it solve that problem? I was thinking it wouldn’t absorb as much light and improve visibility when we have to work it. [...]
Answer Question | November 11, 2010 4:22 PM
Data center design, Data Center in 2010, Data Center management, Open IT Forum, Rack systems
Hi, I wonder of any of you could help me. I need to find a manufacturer that makes Class 3 SEAP approved Data cabinets? Can anyone help?
Answer Question | May 20, 2011 7:51 PM
Data Center, Data center design, Data center design and infrastructure, Data Center in 2010, Data Center management
I need to find a new solution for cooling in my data center. AC is getting very expensive. Are there cheaper alternatives? Is chilled water safe? How can I reduce the overall electricity usage in a Windows IDC?
Answer Question | October 13, 2010 3:35 PM
Data center air conditioning units, Data center cooling, Data center design, Data Center management, Data center operations
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, however [...]
Answer Question | November 26, 2010 4:02 PM
Data Center, Data Center administration, Data center air conditioning units, Data Center construction, Data center design, Data Center in 2010
Can you give me a lead to someone in San Jose area that does install of Novec 1230 or FM-200 systems for very low prices mentioned on website? A figure of $2.50 per square ft is mentioned. I have been quoted prices in area of $35.00 per square foot. Why?
Answer Question | March 16, 2011 2:45 PM
Data center design, Data Center Fire Suppression, FM-200
Recently came across this gem: A hosting reseller (as best I can tell) lost the server case (?) and built their own replacement, stuffed in with hundreds of other servers. Any other server room kludges you’ve seen?
Answer Question | May 13, 2010 4:30 PM
Data center design, Data center operations, Server management
HOW TO DO PIPE SIZING FOR FM 200 AS PER STANDARD BS/NFPA.?
Answer Question | September 10, 2010 6:14 AM
BS, Data center design, Data Center Fire Suppression, FM-200
Which type of false ceiling material is better for data centers – gypsum or aluminum – and why?
Answer Question | April 28, 2010 7:37 PM
Data center design