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Software-Definable Power at a Data Center? Part 2

Software-Definable Power at a Data Center? Part 2

In Part 1, I discussed power availability and pricing as they relate to data center operations. My conclusions were that we can only control (reduce) power demands because we cannot control the power supply. We reduce power loads when the supply is insufficient and/or when more favorable power prices are available in other data centers. [...]

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There is a war going on in my internet!

There is a war going on in my internet!

Somehow late in the game I have suddenly realized in the background of my life there was a war going on in my Internet and still is most likely, and without much fuss or noise it took place and I suspect is still going on. It is one of these new dimensions of war, it happens [...]

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Join Zen Kishimoto August 16 in a Webinar about Data and DCIM

Join Zen Kishimoto August 16 in a Webinar about Data and DCIM

Come and join me August 16 for a panel discussion of “Do More Data Make DCIM More Effective in Designing and Managing Data Centers?” Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) has been given a lot of attention in the past few years. I think we are moving from “What is DCIM?” to “How do we deploy [...]

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Come and Meet Me and Other Speakers at DatacenterDynamics’ San Francisco Conference

Come and Meet Me and Other Speakers at DatacenterDynamics’ San Francisco Conference

This is short notice, but I would like to encourage people to come and join me at the DatacenterDynamics conference on July 17 in San Francisco. There will be five tracks or halls on different themes. I will chair Hall 2, whose focus is IT. Of course, the discussions will be on IT in conjunction [...]

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Which Language Do You Speak, Facilities Talk or IT Dialect?

Which Language Do You Speak, Facilities Talk or IT Dialect?

In all the conferences related to data centers that I’ve attended so far, there is a session or two that discusses the integration of facilities and IT to manage a data center more effectively. So far, there does not seem to be an effective solution that might apply uniformly to the average data center. There [...]

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Privileged Identity 101: Digging for God-Like Accounts

Privileged Identity 101: Digging for God-Like Accounts

        By Philip Lieberman When I think about managing identities and privileges within an organization, one of my favorite analogies for the whole privileged identity lifecycle is biblical. Everything starts ‘in the beginning’ with a super user.  Whether someone starts with a server or a workstation, creates on-premise solutions for their network [...]

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I Confess….Mobile Computing…..

I Confess….Mobile Computing…..

Sometimes it is hard to admit that I am a laggard when it comes to the adoption of new technologies and services. I laugh at my friends who do not use LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter. But I now admit that I have not been exposed to mobile computing firsthand. Well, I was exposed to it [...]

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IT and Facilities, Why Don’t You Guys Get Along?

IT and Facilities, Why Don’t You Guys Get Along?

This is a subject brought up many times in gatherings like Teladata’s Technology Convergence Conference, held yesterday. As part of the opening, Maricel Cerruti of Teladata shared her network’s top five quotes about the disconnect between IT and facilities. Maricel Cerruti of Teladata They are pretty funny and I want to introduce them to you. [...]

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Don’t Blame IT for Carbon Emissions

It has been reported that both the airline and the IT industries are equally responsible for the emission of greenhouse gases—2% each of the total. The volcanic eruption in Iceland grounded planes in most European airspace for six days. The "Information is Beautiful” website reported interesting statistics. They calculated the saving of CO2 emissions resulting [...]

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Brian Lillie of Equinix Delivered a Keynote Speech at DatacenterWorld

Last October, the Data Center World keynote address was delivered by a facilities person. This year, it was delivered by Brian Lillie, CIO of Equinix, who is IT enough for me. Brian Lillie The title of his presentation was "Are You Ready to Ride the Four Tsunamis About to Hit Your Data Center?” His four [...]

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