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November 28, 2018

You may have heard myself or any of the other members within The Green Grid talk about the "Open Standard for Data Center Availability" (OSDA) tool at various conferences over the past year. We have been busy developing a tool to help designers & owner/operators evalua...

November 13, 2018

One of the new terms in the data center industry is Edge Data Centers.  What is the Edge? Where is the Edge? Before we begin to understand what an Edge Data Center is, it might be helpful to first understand what it is not.

An Edge Data Center is not simply a:

  • small...

September 25, 2018

Isaak Technologies has been selected by the California Department of Transportation, in partnership with Montana State University and the Western Transportation Institute, to provide customized data center design and operations training to CalTrans engineering personne...

February 1, 2018

Isaak Technologies is pleased to announce their partnership with AFCOM, becoming an AFCOM Education Partner. AFCOM members receive special member pricing on all data center design and operations courses. Isaak Technologies provides data center design and operations tra...

January 4, 2018

This is the first in a series of six posts on how to overcome contractual challenges for data center projects.  The series will address:

  • Part 1: Integration of Facilities & Technology

  • Part 2: Facility Design/Construction

  • Part 3: Technology Design/Implemen...

November 16, 2017

First a little background as to why I am posing this question. I have been working in a couple of workgroups within The Green Grid organization that are developing metrics to provide a common framework to simplify reporting of data center infrastructure capacity, utili...

July 21, 2017

The Data Center Summit will be held in San Jose Costa Rica again this year on August 10th.   The Data Center Summit is a premier Latin American data center conference, and has been an excellent opportunity to collaborate with your peers.

I have the privilege of spe...

June 29, 2017

Have you ever wondered if your Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Maintenance Operating Procedures (MOP) or Emergency Operating Procedures (EOP) are sufficient to support continuous operations and proper responses to unplanned events?


When I facilitate our Data Cente...

May 26, 2017

Redundancy in critical data center systems and services are like insurance policies. How much risk is your organization comfortable with, and how much insurance does your organization want to purchase to align the acceptable level of risk with the budgets required to m...

April 20, 2017

How much redundancy should you implement to support your critical ICT infrastructure.  This is a common question when making decisions regarding the design of redundant and robust ICT systems, networks, and their supporting power, cooling and facility infrastructure.

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