• SOP for cleaning Server rooms

    Hi there, I have been tasked with organizing cleaning of comms, IDF, MDF rooms at our offices. This includes: removing dust from racks, actually all surfaces - cleaning floor , light fixtures etc. Does anyone have a SOP / Method statement of how this should be carried out? Does it require...

    Sinead5 pointsBadges:
  • Back records for financial institutions and banks

    Are there international standards which make it mandatory for financial institutions and banks, which accept public funds to maintain off-site records, in the event of a catastrophe at their data center?

    PAROPINTO50 pointsBadges:
  • how to calculate data center power consumption

    How can I calculate our data center's power consumption?

    dipalilotlikar5 pointsBadges:
  • Data Center Automation Blueprint

    This IT answer entry is an on-going wiki page that highlights capabilities and vendors for the 6 functional areas in the realm of Data Center Automation. There are two ways to contribute. 1) you can "create answer" where you write directly into the wiki page 2) you can "add to discussion" where you...

    Ryan Shopp440 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....

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  • Necessity of employing transmission equipment engineer in data center

    Is it necessary to employ transmission equipment engineer in data center after the deploy of IP over DWDM transmission technique?

    k1l1m1n1o1p130 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:
  • I want to assemble a workstation and I don’t know which correct board to use

    I have this task of assembling a workstation, and I have been thinking of what model of system motherboard to use, and what Intel processor type to use and the type of media card to use The workstation is going to be used to hold large amount of data, and stores some high resolution media contents...

    dixton20105 pointsBadges:
  • Data Center power & heat calculation formula

    What is the formula to calculate power consumption in KWH and the heat dissipation in KWH or BTU?

    Sahul Kadir10 pointsBadges:
  • Floor for data center

    We have 3 floored building and required to position data center in one of the floors. Which is the right floor for data center?

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  • What are the positives and negatives of green information technology?

    During SearchCIO's recent inaugural 'tweet jam', an interesting debate emerged over the topic of how green information technology will shape the data center of the future. Some responses included virtualization, self-service portals and greener power sources. What do you think? What are the...

    Michael Tidmarsh28,550 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What’s your greatest IT fear?

    Happy Halloween! The Data Center Apparatus blog has been scaring visitors with chilling data center stories the past two days so we wanted to find out: What's your greatest IT fear?

    Michael Tidmarsh28,550 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What’s your assessment of the data center industry?

    This weekend's New York Times featured an article explaining the negative environmental impact data centers have created due to inefficient server usage and increased data demands. Do you think the article accurately portrayed the industry? How can these issues be addressed?

    Michael Tidmarsh28,550 pointsBadges:
  • Are current data centers able to run efficient enough?

    There's a big initiative by the government to consolidate data centers as a way to save billions of dollars. My question is, do these current data centers run efficiently already on their own? I have a client, Ironbow and Dell, that would like to hear feedback from IT folks within government...

    E32crew15 pointsBadges:
  • Soon you can redeem knowledge points for Amazon.com gift cards

    Yes we are coming up knowledge points and will be announcing the ability to redeem all the points you have earned thru december this year for amazon.com gift cards. Next week we will be sending out an email with all the details but it should be fun to see who ends up asking and answering to beef up...

    ITKE342,205 pointsBadges:
  • Are the Dell Rack Servers any good these days?

    I'm wondering how these servers compare to their comparable IBM counterparts. SturdinessPerformance LINK HERE: http://www.dell.com/us/enterprise/p/poweredge-rack-servers/product-compare What do you like best?Do you like Dell as a brand? Thank you for your opinions :)

    Fox946195 pointsBadges:
  • Average Energy Consumption

    Whats the average energy consumption of a Dell rack with 3 servers?

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  • What can be done to improve efficiency in “green” datacenters?

    Any tips of tweaks for how to maximize the savings offered by going green with our hosting? Thanks!

    Apatheticnow770 pointsBadges:
  • Data protection strategies with EMR

    Clearly there are many advantages to implementing EMR as outlined in the Dell mediacast on "Taking the First Steps to Implementing EMR." But what data protection strategies should be utilized to ensure safety and security of digital records?

    Sjohnson60 pointsBadges:
  • When should I expand storage capacity?

    The dellempowers site linked me to an article called Performance metrics: Evaluating you data storage efficiency. It lists metric categories but I'd love to know when my capacity metric points to a need for more storage - 70 percent, 80 percent, higher?

    Kkcom0 pointsBadges:

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