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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...

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...

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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March 9, 2017

Data Center Networks not only consist of the network connecting the servers and storage disk arrays with the outside world, but typically also include several discrete IT and facility system networks. Often the installation of these discrete IT and facility networks ar...

February 10, 2017

The first thing that I need to clarify is what the power strip in the rack or cabinet is called? There is no single industry standard term, and the term used the most by IT technicians ("PDU") is not the best term to use. The reason PDU was not a great term to begin us...

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