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?
Answer Question | November 18, 2010 9:53 PM
Cloud Computing, Data Center, Data Center in 2010, Data Center management, Open IT Forum, SaaS CRM market trends, Service Level Agreement, SLA
We’re moving from a 32-bit platform to 64-bit and we need to audit our tasks. We have four DCs located in one data center. One domain controller holds all FSMO roles, server runs DNS, WINS. The other holds the terminal servers licenses and runs DNS, WINS, and holds trust for an external domain (I believe [...]
Answer Question | November 23, 2010 9:48 PM
Auditing, Data Center, Data Center in 2010, Data Center management, Domain Controller, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2
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
Is there any analysis for the probability systems will fail as the temperature rises in a data center. Example, I have a CRAC unit fail, but the other is still running and cooling. I do not have enough tonage to keep the temperature at 74 degrees, so the room temperature will rise about a degree [...]
Answer Question | November 19, 2010 6:50 PM
Data Center, Data Center administration, Data center cooling, Data Center in 2010, Server virtualization, Server Virtualization Implementation
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
What are the requirements for B70 data center?
Answer Question | September 24, 2010 9:07 PM
B70, Data Center, Data Center administration, Data Center construction
Hi, do we still consider 85% as the recommended upper limit in the data centre with regards to power & cooling. I know this was a main driver from Gartner, but with increased efficiencies in M&E hardware has this view changed at all towards a higher recommended set point? Thanks, Joe Campbell
Answer Question | October 5, 2010 2:04 PM
Data Center, Data Center administration, Data center cooling, Data Center power management
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!
Answer Question | September 10, 2010 12:20 AM
Data Center, Data Center administration, Data center maintenance, Data Center management, Data Center power management
I am looking at the power requirements for a potential New Data Centre. The Centre is going going to be 7500sqft of technical area and will host high density, mainframe, storage and network infrastructure. I worked on 1500w per square metre. Do you think this is too much for a new centre that will need [...]
Answer Question | May 10, 2011 3:21 PM
Blade Technology, Data Center, Data Center construction, Data Center power management, Network infrastructure
I have been asked to purchase a supply of CAT-5e network cables for use in our data center racks. I am having trouble estimating how many of each length we will need. Is there a rule of thumb for making this type of estimate, say, for a fully populated and properly configured standard rack?
Answer Question | April 24, 2010 6:03 PM
CAT-5E cables, Data Center, Data Center administration, Data center network cabling, data center networking
We have a new application design with mainframes as a back-end, and J2EE (Struts) and FE. For communication from FE to BE, MQ or CTG, which one would be better? Can you explain the pros and cons of both of the approaches?
Answer Question | April 8, 2010 5:55 PM
CICS, Data Center, FE, J2EE, Mainframe
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 kg of pressure, with [...]
Answer Question | April 8, 2010 5:46 PM
Data Center, Data Center management, Green data center
What different things does SC do with the Datacenter Edition of Windows Server? Anything notable? This question was asked during the Microsoft System Center live chat on IT Knowledge Exchange in January 2010.
Answer Question | March 4, 2010 2:10 PM
Data Center, Microsoft System Center, System Center, Windows Server
can I have a project plan for data center establishment
Answer Question | December 11, 2009 5:21 AM
Data Center, Data center planning
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 [...]
Answer Question | June 16, 2012 4:53 PM
AS/400, Channel, CIO, CRM, Data Center, Database, Development, Exchange, Linux, Lotus Notes, Mobile, Networking, Oracle, SAP, Security, SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization, VoIP, Windows
In our latest (and biggest!) IT Knowledge Exchange giveaway, we’re giving thanks to the star members of the community who provide quality contributions in their questions, answers and discussions. Did a member answer your question in a particularly great way? Did someone recently contribute to a thoughtful discussion? Has someone asked a question that made [...]
Answer Question | November 25, 2009 3:12 PM
AS/400, Contests, Data Center, Exchange, Flatscreen, ITKE, Linux, Lotus Domino, Microsoft Windows, Mobile, Networking, Panasonic, Security, SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization, VoIP
The electrical network that feeds the access points, CCTV cameras, intruder detectors, etc. must need to be independent from the electrical system that feeds the computing equipment? Is it right to ask if the logs of access point are backed up and kept in a secure place? what about the videos that cameras are recording? [...]
Answer Question | June 30, 2009 3:11 PM
Auditing, Data Center, Data Center Audits, IT audit, SAS 70
Our featured IT blogger this week, Andrew Hay, recently discussed the notion that it really depends on the situation when deciding which is more secure: physical premises or the cloud. He mentions that many want to be able to walk down the aisles of their data center and physically see the locale, while others opt [...]
Answer Question | June 29, 2009 8:59 PM
Cloud Computing, Cloud storage, Data Center, Data Center Cost, Data Center Security
I am currently in the process of planning a new pod in my datacenter. To maximize space, my plan calls for a hot row which faces a wall. Will this cause hot spots, or will it act similarly to hot row containment, and actually improve flow of return air?
Answer Question | August 26, 2009 4:14 PM
Data Center, Data center cooling, Hot Aisle/Cold Aisle
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?
Answer Question | October 5, 2009 7:43 PM
Data Center, Data Center management, Data Center Security, Security management