• How to build a rack mounted server from scratch - Part 2

    Posted July 12, 2013 - 12:00 am

    A few months ago I embarked on a journey to build an enterprise grade, rack mount server from scratch for our business. The project was a success on all accounts and we’re happily running a slew of virtual machines on the box today. That’s not to say I wouldn’t make some changes on the next build, which it so happens is being completed as we speak.
  • Green Initiatives and Energy Conservation in a Modern Atlanta Datacenter

    Posted April 16, 2009 - 12:09 pm

    The ‘Green Initiative’ is not just a focus at datacenters around the country—it is THE focus, with energy efficiency being the central element from which most conservation strategy stems from.
  • Use Automated Tiered Storage to Improve Your SAN

    Posted September 22, 2008 - 12:22 pm

    When we think of consolidation in terms of Green IT, our first thought is of consolidating servers. This is, to be sure, the star of Green IT. However there’s a supporting actor who has it in him to steal virtualization’s scenes. We’re talking about storage area networks (SANs).
  • Reorganize Your Datacenter to Cut Cooling Costs

    Posted September 8, 2008 - 9:52 am

    There is a certain feng shui to laying out your datacenter. It has nothing to do with putting a palm plant in an east-facing window or organizing the racks so that they all face the door. Reorganizing your datacenter can help reduce the amount of money you spend to cool it.
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