• 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:
  • Data center fire suppression alternatives to FM gases

    We are one of the leading private data centers in India, and are planning to expand our data centers there.  Keeping in mind the environmental consequences, we are planning to establish inert gases for fire suppression in data centers, other than using FM gases.  The problem is that we need 300...

  • Data center power and cooling ratio between allotment and use

    I work in the financial sector and was curious if you've noticed an average ratio between production space/power/cooling and what is set aside for DR space/power/cooling. i know there are a million variables to consider but was just interested if there was a generic 2:1 or 1:1 or 1.5:1 ratio you...

  • How expensive are GETMAINs to a transaction in CICS?

    How expensive are GETMAINs to a transaction in CICS? Some of our transactions can use over 10,000 of them. Would reducing the number have significant performance results?

  • Presenting data center reports in plain English?

    Hi, I've been tasked with coming up with some kind of monthly reports on the state of our data center, and I was wondering if anyone had advice on what kind of information is relevent to non-IT people, or advice on writing reports up that don't skimp too much on the technical data but get any...

    ITKE352,420 pointsBadges:
  • Data center security — what advice would you give?

    We've all had our share of "I wish someone would have told me" moments. If you could give advice to someone who is green in data center security, what would be your best piece of advice? What's something you wish someone would have told you early on?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Green data center: Advice on topology; resources

    We are embarking on a 3 year project to modernize one of our data centers in New Jersey.  Does anyone have any idea where I can get information or recommend any books about the optimal design / layout for the facility – especially to comply with some of the green initiatives we have internally?

    ITKE352,420 pointsBadges:
  • Can you explain Dynamic Data Center in layman’s terms?

    There has been a lot of talk around the concept of a Dynamic Data Center.  Can you explain that in layman's terms? This question is from the Microsoft Virtualization Chat held on August 27th.

    ITKE352,420 pointsBadges:
  • new data centers

    where can I find large data centers with heavy power?

    Brspiral5 pointsBadges:
  • Data center consolidation

    Have you gone through a data center consolidation within the past year, or do you plan to in the near future? What factors most justified your decision?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Data center upgrades: Budget planning

    What are some data center upgrades that you're planning to make in the near future? Are there certain upgrades you would like to make but can't afford to in the current fiscal year (in regards to time or resources)? In what areas do your budget priorities lie?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Checklist for managing risk of Data Center power shutdown

    We are planning to have a shutdown of power at data center to upgrade electrical power feeder. In doing so, we need to know the checklist to ensure risks associated during the initiative are minimized and controlled. We have hundreds of servers located at the data center that store appls and...

    Umihafiy10 pointsBadges:
  • Virtualization Product Choices

    I will be setting up my new system in a couple of weeks. I'll be running CentOS 5 on a quad core AMD Opteron. I'm going to run Windows XP as a guest OS, and possibly 1 or more Linux distros. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am currently considering Xen or Virtualbox, leaning towards Xen.

    Chunter110 pointsBadges:
  • How widespread is de-duplication in your data center?

    How widespread is de-duplication in your data center? Backup/archive de-dupe? Integrated into every file server? Being considered but not yet implemented?

    DellStorage30 pointsBadges:
  • Cleaning solutions for raised floor data centers

    We received this question from a SearchDataCenter.com reader: We have a raised floor with Servers and HVAC equipment on it. It is brand new and I needed advice on cleaning the floor in terms of solutions, water, etc. We need to clean the dust by vacuuming but also need to clean the floor tiles....

    Leah Rosin575 pointsBadges:
  • Inner workings of APC NetBotz 500 Systems

    The manuals don't answer all my questions (About Your Appliance, and Using Your Appliance). I understand I can adjust camera capture information, like frequency of capture from once every 30 seconds to 30 times a second. I also understand I can have motion sensors or door sensors that cause alarms...

    Lightmike245 pointsBadges:
  • Hosted facility vs in-house data center

    Do you know if there is a completed cost analysis comparing a hosted facility verse running your own data center?

  • Ideas on documenting equipment added and removed

    I'm tweaking my method for adding and removing equipment from the data center. What is your advice? (Tracking Auditing purposes,etc)-

    Adamwhereartthou20 pointsBadges:
  • any tool or technology out there that can discover the mapping between application and servers(ap, db, file, web etc..)

    One of the main challenges that I am constantly hearing from all data center managers is the lack of visibility into which resources are being used for which business service. The basic requirements is for a technology taht can discover all the servers(app, web, db, file etc..) that a particular...

    Manisha1235 pointsBadges:

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