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  • Avamar vs. TSM – an Avamar scale to a large enterprise datacenter environment?

    We're a large TSM shop. But we also have a large distributed environment where we've recently implemented EMC's Avamar backup solution.  We're now being asked to look at the TCO of replacing TSM with Avamar in our datacenter environment.  We're only looking at our VMware and NAS areas right...

    Phrikas10 pointsBadges:
  • Inergen release associated with acute hard drive failure rate. What effect causes the damage?

    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...

    EeektheMad35 pointsBadges:
  • Damage caused by FM-200 Fire Supression Systems

    What damage would be caused to equipment and data within a typical server room by the activation of a gas based Fire Suppression System such as the FM200 and what is the likelihood of it being inadvertently activated?

    Dougdon5 pointsBadges:
  • Monitoring Windows server 2008 remotely

    We want to monitor our Windows 2008 server in our data center 40 minutes away. What is the best way to monitor its health remotely?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • FE-25 vs FM-200 fire suppression

    If I have to choose between an FE-25 based fire supression system or one using the more common FM-200 why would I choose one over the other? Which one is superior in a data center application?

    Dwreid5 pointsBadges:
  • Humidity 80% in the data center

    We are having humidity levels 80% and 82% can this be harmful for my equipment? What can I do to solve it?

    Uranion5 pointsBadges:
  • Data Center planning and design resources

    Does anyone know of a site or have plans they can share for data center layout. Looking to get some ideas on rack spacing, fire suppression locations, security  etc.

    JimmyIT1,725 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....

    Michael Tidmarsh28,645 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:
  • 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?

    G010 pointsBadges:
  • Designing FM200 gas suppression system — retrofit

    A SearchDataCenter.com reader wrote in to follow up with the Ask the Expert Question Regarding Halon or FM2000. With regards to the FM200 gas suppression system, how do we go about designing the space to accomodate the gas cylinders as well as the reticulation of pipes. I understand that it depends...

    Leah Rosin575 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 Tidmarsh28,645 pointsBadges:
  • How do I effectively cool a single rack network?

    OK, the budget is practically nill for a start.  I inherited a network some time back from my former manager in IT which is composed of several servers external to the rack, 4 APC UPS1000 batteries, 2 HP rackmount g5 servers, 1 KVM, 3 switches (2 of which are rackmount, the 3rd is just housed in...

    Stormchaser5 pointsBadges:
  • Metric floor loading calculations

    If the building floor loading is 3 kpa and the equipment is 2,000 kg (950 x 600 mm), and is located in a computer room with raised floor environment, can the building and environment support that 2,000 kg equipment?

  • CoLocation Power costs

    We have 3 20Amp 110 PDUs in our rack and our currently paying 675$ month for them. Is this typical data center cost or is it excessive? We are charged a flat rate- but our usage on the 3 during the day is 37amps total.

    Mccollums5 pointsBadges:
  • data centre standards

    I'm looking for Data Centre Specifications for Next Generation Data Centres; Physical & Virtual design considerations

    DerekP5 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What to consider when building a data center?

    What are some of the key factors the enterprise should consider when building a data center that can last? We'd love to hear stories from your own experience, or see lists of your own must-haves when it comes to a new data center. Share your thoughts and we'll share 100 Knowledge Points!

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What data center fads should be avoided?

    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!

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What are some creative ways to cool a data center?

    Whether it's a nearby natural water source or a unique rack design, share your ideas for creative ways to cool a data center right here, and we'll share 50 Knowledge Points! When you leave your idea in the dicussion section, cast your vote on the best idea of the bunch! The winner gets a free...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:

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