In our last post we discussed different Tiers of data center redundancy as defined by the Uptime Institute. Building Industry Consulting Service International, Inc (BICSI) also offers a similar levels of data center availability.
At its core, redundancy is about choices. More specifically backup plans. Although it's physically impossible to eliminate risk, we should provide ourselves enough choices when it comes to critical infrastructure to economically minimize risk.
We do quite a lot of data center work, and one topic that comes up now again is using instantaneous IT power usage to control cooling capacities. In data centers this is pretty straight forward as the load is fairly consistent and primarily based on one variable (IT i...
We've all heard of "the cloud", but do we really know
what it is or how to use it? I know for the longest time I
really didn't, and when I finally mustered up the courage
to Google it, the simplified explanations were still
technical. All sorts of pro...