Which of the following problems do you face in the data center? Too little bandwidth for data replication/backup/disaster recovery Too much data and too little storage capacity The need to reduce the number of data centers currently used to host data Problems with remote application access/application performance
Answer Question | June 22, 2012 2:20 PM
Data center operations, DataCenter, Networking, Silver Peak, Silver Peak Expert Advice
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
Can we schedule defrags and chkdisks across our datacenters on a central schedule using a central server? What software will allow for this?
Answer Question | February 1, 2012 6:29 PM
CHKDSK, Data Center management, Data center operations, Defrag, Defragmentation, Scheduled Tasks
What is everyone using for IP KVM’s? Can they work anywhere on the LAN? How about over the WAN? Is their a client to install?
Answer Question | December 6, 2010 9:37 PM
BIOS, Data Center in 2010, Data Center management, Data center operations, KVM, LAN, Switches, WLAN
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 stories, and [...]
Answer Question | November 23, 2010 3:44 PM
Data center budget considerations, Data Center Build, Data Center in 2010, Data Center management, Data center operations, Open IT Forum
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
The current architecture contains Sun servers with a 3DC (active, DR, replicate & backup) framework. Few applications hosted on main data center (say DC1) need to be virtualized and other DCs (say DC2 and DC3) also need to participate in server virtualization and use their resources for live traffic with minimal effect on BCP. The [...]
Answer Question | May 30, 2012 7:57 PM
Data center operations, Sun Servers, Virtualization, Virtualization in 2010
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
From at least three incidents in different parts of the world over the last two years, it is clear that Inergen fire suppression release, whether event driven or maintenance misshap; causes some effect that kills hard drives. Who has done testing to determine what effect is at fault? The agent itself is inert and very [...]
Answer Question | October 4, 2010 2:54 PM
Data Center Fire Suppression, Data center operations, Fire suppression, Server maintenance
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?
Answer Question | August 25, 2009 9:24 PM
Data center consolidation, Data Center management, Data center operations
Do you have companies that request information on locations for Data Centers/ Collocation Facilities. My Father-In-Law converted an old Mall into a business park/business center. He has been told that his facility would be an ideal location for a data center/collocation facility. Guess much of what would typically need to be built out already exists [...]
Answer Question | August 27, 2009 12:10 AM
Data Center Clients, Data center operations
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 databases.
Answer Question | February 17, 2009 3:12 AM
Data center maintenance, Data center operations, Data Center power management, Risk assessment, Risk management
Can two way radio frequencies interfere with servers? Are there two way radio’s that operate outside of server frequencies?
Answer Question | September 22, 2009 9:16 PM
Data center operations, Server Frequencies
Does anyone know of a good “Consumer Reports” type review of 40″ + LCD displays that would be suitable for use in a Data Center environment? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Answer Question | June 24, 2010 4:29 PM
Data center operations, LCD display, Monitors
Does anybody have a recomendation of what to tell a landloard for incoming power requirements for a 1000 user + company. This would be new construction and I’m wondering if there is unique power requirements we should ask for beyond just having power for our server room.
Answer Question | July 10, 2008 6:46 PM
Data center operations, Data Center power management, Power management
I’m looking for Data Center Relocation planning resources; books, white papers, WBS, project plans, etc. can I get some recommendations?
Answer Question | April 4, 2011 9:53 PM
Data center design, Data center operations, Data center planning, Data center relocation
A SearchDataCenter.com reader wrote in with this question: 200 kVA is the load in our 25+ year-old 6,800 sq. ft. “data center” as measured from the UPS. · What should the theoretical cooling requirement (in tons of cooling) be using downdraft CRACs? · By what factor or amount might that cooling requirement increase due to: [...]
Answer Question | November 15, 2008 4:56 PM
Cold aisle, Computer room air conditioner, CRAC, Data center cooling, Data center operations, Hot aisle
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. What [...]
Answer Question | November 13, 2008 4:42 PM
Data center cleaning, Data center maintenance, Data center operations
A reader wrote to SearchDataCenter.com to ask: Are there other industry recognized rating systems for DC reliability other than Uptime Institute’s Tier classification program? Who actually can do the certifications?
Answer Question | April 24, 2008 8:53 PM
Certifications, Data center operations, Uptime Institute
Has anyone taken the time to check the dB level of their data center or server room ? I am wondering if there is a cheap/easy way to determine if the dB level is high enough to worry about ear protection.
Answer Question | April 21, 2008 7:49 PM
Data center design, Data center operations