• Open IT Forum: Where do you fall in the data center buy v. build dilemma?

    Building a data center in response to overwhelming data growth comes as an easier decision to some, but what about the rest of us? What are the pros and cons you've experienced when either buying servers through a service or building your own data center from the ground up? We love lists and...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Keeping Network Admin from accessing users’ home directories

    We do not want our network administrator to have access to users home directories. How can we make this happen?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Differences in SLAs from cloud computing to data center or SaaS

    What do you look for in a cloud computing service level agreement? What are the differences you've noticed between a cloud SLA and a data center or SaaS SLA?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Career in datawarehousing or data management?

    Hi, I have [strong]4.5[/strong] years experience as data processing associate. Now I am working as MIS Reporting Assistant. I have good knowldge of Excel.  I am a B.Com graduate and I am interested in making a good career in Data warehousing or Data Management. I am planning to do a certificate...

    Smitheshgopal15 pointsBadges:
  • Cooling Wiring closets

    What is the recommended temperature for wiring closets? We have 10-12 edge switches in our wiring closets that run anywhere from 78-80.2f. Currently there is no cooling in the closet. What are your thoughts re those temperatures? Do you think we need addtional cooling?

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  • Data center racks: Is it easier to work in lighter colored racks?

    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...

    TeachMeIT975 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...

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  • Creating a comprehensive disaster recovery plan for servers

    We need to create a disaster recovery plan for each of our servers. They are all the same machine type and we have images of each. How can we create a comprehensive disaster recovery plan? What needs to go into it?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Setting up RAID 1 +0 on a Dell Server that doesn’t support it

    How can we setup raid 1+0 on a dell server that software does not support it? Poweredge 6600, perc3 raid card. Windows 2003 R2.

    NewnanIT1,110 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...

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  • Dell server utility that analyzes system’s firmware revisions & alerts for updates

    Is there a dell server utility that will analyze all the systems' firmware revisions and alert us to what can be updated? Or an application that downloads and updates them automatically?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Setting power save mode on Windows 7 machines

    How can we set power save mode properly on new Windows 7 machines and wake on LAN to save on electricity costs?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Data center cooling solutions

    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?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Transformer design UPS systems, old and new

    a)What are the advantages or disadvantages, if any, of traditional transformer design UPS systems, over the "newer" transformer-less systems. b)Related to the above, would a transfomer UPS in redundant parallel configuration, offer greater protection to the load, over the modular, transformer-less...

  • 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 Decisions Survey Results

    The editors of SearchDataCenter.com recently conducted a survey of over 1,000 IT pros who revealed their biggest data center challenges for the second half of the year. And now the results are in. This year's survey data provides extensive insight into the key trends that are shaping today’s data...

    ITKE351,965 pointsBadges:
  • Windows 2003 Shutting Down By Itself

    In office, one of our servers sometimes just shutdown randomly. I have check for virus, but there is no virus found. I have even checked the logs and all the log will say "server shutdown unexpectedly". The hardware is all in good condition. our servers are in the datacenter and I don't think that...

    jinteik18,085 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:
  • Locations throughout the US need a storage strategy. Our current strategy has servers and individual machines backing up to web-based services

    We have a data center I was thinking of acquiring a SAN unit from, then using DFS to copy server files to the SAN and then back that information to a remote storage site. How do I accomplish this with laptops? Do I use folder redirection, that takes too much time when logging in?

    ITKE351,965 pointsBadges:
  • Placing EC fan under floor

    Dear Sir, Read article "Datacenter Air-Conditioning fans blow cost savings your way", it was really helpful. The concern is about how much is the exact saving by placing the fans under the floor as the values differ from manufaturer to manufacturer. Also can you provide some help in the savings...

    Masters5555 pointsBadges:

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