Your Data Center is Old. Now What?


Yet reinvesting in legacy technologies like data center infrastructure can often pay dividends in the form of increased capacity and reduced operating costs. Here are three ways that I&O leaders can optimize existing data centers to support new and emerging business services.

Level by Level: How Data Centers Work

Association of Information Technology Professional

As the demand for data centers continues to grow, IT pros must understand the defining factors of a proper data center


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How to Repurpose an Obsolete On-Premises Data Center

Information Week

Data centers have a finite lifespan. They can also be successfully reinvented

How AI Is Used in Data Center Physical Security Today


Read Maria Korolov explain how artificial intelligence and machine learning are used by data centers for physical security on Data Center Knowledge: Machine learning and artificial intelligence are touted as […].

Your Next Move: Data Center Technician

Association of Information Technology Professional

If you enjoy configuring server hardware, implementing security controls and troubleshooting, a data center technician job may be for you

Right-Sizing Data Center Resources


One of the perennial problems of data centers is monitoring server utilization to ensure right-sizing of resources. They produce a data center infrastructure management and optimization tool, called Data Center Service Management (DCSM), that can give great insight as to key data center metrics, such as power, cooling, and space; physical and virtual server resources; and storage. Charles Hall.

Want to Work in the Data Center? Learn the Basics

Association of Information Technology Professional

Careers in the data center are thriving. Learn what types of IT pros keep the data center running and the skills you need to get there

Data centers can learn sustainability from the cloud

David Linthicum

Everyone wants a green data center, also known as a sustainable data center. There are both policy and technology pushes in this emerging space, such as countries that are encouraging voluntary reduction of a data center’s carbon footprint. For instance, Finland will be announcing a lower energy tax for data centers that show a certain degree of greenness. Today, there is a small industry around building and running green data centers.

Do Private Data Centers Make Sense Anymore?

Information Week

What becomes of private data centers as hybrid architecture continues to evolve on a digital path

Your Next Move: Data Center Manager

Association of Information Technology Professional

If you are a technological jack-of-all-trades and like working in the central hub, then a career as a data center manager could be your next move

Data Center TCO Factors You Can’t Afford to Overlook

Information Week

(SPONSORED) As we adopt hybrid work environments for good, here's how storage leaders can improve data center success and longevity while lowering total cost of ownership

Building the Agile Data Center

Eric D. Brown

T he modern data center is a complex environment with many different systems and many different objectives. The data center exists to provide an organization with the networking, storage, processing and connectivity features needed to operate in the fast paced, data-driven world we live in today. Over the years, many data centers have become the dumping ground for all things technology.

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The Data Center of Tomorrow

Eric D. Brown

DataThe data center of tomorrow will look much differently than the data center of today. That particular sentence should not be that surprising to anyone who’s been in an organization that has internal data centers. Most organizations have been working on data center transformation projects over the last few years. I’ve worked with a number of organizations who have kicked off data center transformation projects.

The Data Center Is (Almost) Dead


Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80% of enterprises will shut down their traditional data centers. Many organizations are rethinking the placement of applications, based on network latency, customer population clusters and geopolitical limitations — for example, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or regulatory restrictions. Enterprises with older data centers don’t want to rebuild them or build new ones due to high capital costs.

Data Centers Are Pushing Ireland’s Electric Grid to the Brink

GizModo VR

Behind every TikTok, Zoom call, and cat meme is a data center that stores, processes, or reroutes that data around the world. The more we do online, the bigger these data centers and their energy footprint get.

Dynamic Data Centers


Big Data and high performance computing (HPC) are on a collision course – from machine learning to business intelligence, the combined power of clustered servers, advanced networking and massive datasets are merging, and a new Big Data reality is on the rise. Are you maximizing your competitive advantage through Big Data and HPC? This white paper examines the emergence of clustering in the enterprise data center. Big Data NewsMarty Meehan.

Microsoft Moves Away from Data Center Containers

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Featured Microsoft Modular Data Centers SaaSFinds ITPACS aren’t the best way to scale its cloud globally Read More.

Data Center Jobs: C7 Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

At the Data Center Jobs Board, C7 Data Centers is seeking a Regional Sales Manager. Data Center Jobs Read More.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Facebook Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Here's our newly updated Facebook Data Center FAQ Read More. Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Facebook Featured

Aligned Claims Breakthrough in Data Center Waste Heat Reuse

Data Center Knowledge

Partners with Swedish firm Climeon to combine heat power tech with its data center cooling system Read More. Aligned Data Centers Cooling Data Center Design Green Data Centers Power

Startup Patents Multi-Story Modular Data Center Design

Data Center Knowledge’s design inspired by Quebec’s cylindrical supercomputer data center Read More. Data Center Design Featured Modular Data Centers

Next-Gen Cooling Is Advancing Data Centers

Doctor Chaos

Keeping data centers within the ideal temperature range is crucial due to the expensive and necessary equipment inside. If the data center gets too hot, servers could malfunction, and their expected lifespans could shorten. The Future of Data Center Cooling Is Here.

Data Center Jobs: RagingWire Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

At the Data Center Jobs Board, we have a new job listing from RagingWire Data Centers, which is seeking a Manager, Critical Facilities in Sacramento, California. Data Center Jobs Read More.

ViaWest: How Cloud Computing Alters Data Center Design

Data Center Knowledge

Provider's chief data center officer says colocation has to be more flexible with capacity in the cloud age. AFCOM Colocation Data Center Design Data Center World ViaWest architecture cloud considerations consumption profile Dave LeonardRead More.

Here’s How Much Energy All US Data Centers Consume

Data Center Knowledge

Second study of its kind in history shows overall growth in data center energy use has flattened Read More. Blades Colocation Cooling Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Energy Efficiency Guide Enterprise Featured Government Infrastructure Power Regulation

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Top enterprise data center trends you need to know

Network World

Data-center networking was already changing prior to the technology challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic , and few areas of the enterprise will continue to be affected more than data centers by those modifications in the future.

Private Data Center Trends for 2014 and Beyond


Today’s data centers are being built at the forefront of industry standards. Within the past five years, the way we construct data centers has changed dramatically. David Cappuccio, the Chief of Infrastructure Research at Gartner, told CIO that “Data centers will no longer be constrained by one specific site. This new breed of data centers presents some inherit advantages for organizations that wish to become early adopters.

Myths and Realities of Data Center Certification

Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Strategies Data Center WorldUnder what circumstances is it actually worth making the effort to gain Tier III or Tier IV certification? Read More.

SmartCube Gains Modular Data Center Patent

Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Design Modular Data Centers Cooling design and IT accessibility address containers’ staff discomfort issues Read More.

Data Center Jobs: ViaWest

Data Center Knowledge

At the Data Center Jobs Board, ViaWest is seeking a Data Center Engineer and a Data Center Manager. Data Center Jobs Read More.

Coping With Data Deluge: Data Center Power, Cooling, Management Trends

Data Center Knowledge

Demand for data center services growing, power and cooling reliability and data center management tools are growing in importance Read More. AFCOM Cooling Data Center World Power cloud data center

LuxConnect Data Center in Luxembourg Nears Launch

Data Center Knowledge

Colocation Data Center Design Europe Green Data CentersFacility to use renewable energy from Norway; provider eyeing Tier IV certification Read More.

GE Rethinks Data Center Rack Power Distribution

Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Design Power Racks and EnclosuresFinds way to reclaim unused rack space Read More.

How Next-Gen Data Centers Will Differ From Today’s

Data Center Knowledge

Take a look down the road of data center evolution at Data Center World Read More. Data Center Strategies Data Center World

Latency, Bandwidth, Disaster Recovery: Selecting the Right Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

The process to select a good data center has to involve not only the physical elements of the facility but the workload to be delivered as well. Cloud Computing Colocation Data Center Strategies Featured cloud colocation data centerRead More.

Which Data Center Skills are in Demand Today

Data Center Knowledge

Latest State of the Data Center Industry survey results show hunger for automation and cloud, DCIM, load balancing, and more Read More. Data Center World Staffing cloud data center

Time to Test Your Data Center IQ

Data Center Knowledge

See how much data center knowledge you actually have at Data Center World Fall Read More. Data Center World

Video: Manufacturing Data Center Containers

Data Center Knowledge

IO Modular Data Centers Phoenix IO off-shoot BaseLayer’s production line outside of Phoenix Read More.

CenturyLink Expands Data Centers in Six Markets

Data Center Knowledge

Colocation continues to drive the provider’s data center decision making Read More. CenturyLink Colocation Data Center Strategies Featured

3 ways the cloud and data centers work well together

David Linthicum

Will data centers will go away as the public cloud grows like crazy? You can think of that as a private cloud (really, data center) connected with anything that’s in the public cloud. Today, you need to build fluidity of data sources between systems in the data center and systems in the public cloud. Both are growing to keep up with the booming economy. But getting them to work and play well together will be a challenge.

Six Facts in High-Availability Data Center Design

Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Design Data Center World Downtime Featured Infrastructure PowerA more redundant design doesn’t always mean a more reliable one Read More.

LinkedIn Switches to Custom Data Center Design

Data Center Knowledge

Social network’s future Oregon data center to feature next-gen power distribution, cooling system Read More. Colocation Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Featured LinkedIn Oregon

Enterprises are still spending on data centers. What gives?

David Linthicum

However, “enterprise spending on data center hardware and software has been stagnant through much of the decade.” During the past decade, the average annual spending growth for data centers was 4 percent; growth was 56 percent for cloud services. 2019 was the first time that enterprises spent more on cloud services such as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS than on hardware and software related to data centers.