APC to replace aircons with row-based cooling systems – Computerworld
According to APC, air conditioners are the “second-highest
consumer of power in the data center, next only to the IT equipment.”
And citing a report by Gartner, the company said row-based cooling is
touted as the dominant solution in data center cooling systems come
2011. The design specifically responds to the cooling capacity of
specific rows, enabling a row of racks to run a high-density
application while another row runs a different application.
Busted: Three myths of cloud computing – InfoWorld
For my first post to this blog, I want to address three myths about cloud computing that have a habit of getting in the way of rational discussion. As with any overhyped and overpublicized emerging technology space, dubious information gets repeated so many times it’s considered fact. Let’s burst some bubbles, shall we?
Ecology activists claim that IT giant Hewlett-Packard is doing an about-face on its public statements about eliminating key toxic chemicals in its printers, computers, servers and storage products by the end of 2009.
VMware admins use Hyper9 to bolster vCenter Server – SearchServerVirtualization.com
VMware administrators say that the latest version of Hyper9’s virtualization management software gives them quicker, easier access to information that would otherwise take hours to find using VMware’s vCenter Server.
Improve your storage systems’ environmental impact – SearchSMBStorage
It’s no secret that storage is often overallocated. An application requires 1 GB, a database requires 2 GB, and the systems and database administrators often require a buffer. If you factor in growth, you can wind up allocating 10 GB — a huge waste.
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