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Re: The Army’s Application Migration Process - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/296...
"There are systems that can track usage, etc but its rare to see them in use these days." - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Army’s Application Migration Process - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/296...
"If you have thousands and thousands of apps in your data center and you've made no attempt to build a good auditing process, its very easy to get to the point where apps are no longer used. That said, when it comes time to renew licenses, you'd think that IT managers would take time to determine the usage of the app before renewing the licensing." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Data Centers: Burning a Lot of Energy - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/297...
"My assumption was the same...we'd see lower numbers. But if you stop to really think about it a good portion of data centers are fairly small and inefficient which would lead to higher energy usage." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Building a Data Center Using Modular Systems - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/289...
"Good info...Thanks for sharing!" - Eric D. Brown
Re: Data Centers: Burning a Lot of Energy - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/297...
"Agreed. In addition to the technical knowledge, it is also very hard for many organizations to justify spending money to retrofit their data center even if there is a savings payback in energy costs." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Building a Data Center Using Modular Systems - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/289...
"This makes sense but what happens if you want to decommission "half" a container. Can that be done easily enough?" - Eric D. Brown
Re: Data Centers: Burning a Lot of Energy - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/297...
"The cost of this energy is why we are seeing big companies trying to move toward renewable energy approaches. But as you point out, they aren't using the majority of the energy..most energy is used up by the small business server closet with no cooling or energy efficiency. This is a good reminder that every organization, regardless of size, needs to consider data center energy usage." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Building a Data Center Using Modular Systems - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/289...
"Agreed. A Modular approach just makes a lot of sense." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Street Power: Coming to a Data Center Near You? - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/283...
"I agree. I can see some value in street power for those applications and systems that aren't mission critical." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Common Cooling Mistakes in the Data Center - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/286...
"True." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Software’s Dirty Little Secret - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/285...
""Cowboy Coder". I like that. Let me find my cowboy hat and do some more coding. BTW - I'm the guy that can right 500 lines of code to print out 'hello world'...and it will be the most inefficient method of do so." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Building a Data Center Using Modular Systems - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/289...
"The "data wipe" feature would be ideal for modular systems. Rather than having to hit each hard drive, vendors could add a 'container data wipe" function to hit all hard drives." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Containers and More Containers - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/291...
"Right. QA has always been a difficult proposition because you should test on systems that are the same as production. It is difficult for many companies to do that type of testing...but with Docker and containers, you can easily test using the exact same configuration." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Common Cooling Mistakes in the Data Center - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/286...
"I've always found it interesting to see the various recommendations like this. I think not having a 'standard' form of recommendation can make things very difficult and confusing." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Building a Data Center Using Modular Systems - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/289...
"What a great question. If you built your data center using modular systems, what happens when you want to decommission those systems? Do you decommission parts of a 'container' or do you have to rework your entire infrastructure to move applications around to ensure you get the most from your modular systems?" - Eric D. Brown
Re: Building a Data Center Using Modular Systems - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/289...
"Exactly Joel. Modular systems just make sense. I thought it was quite funny. Here's a colocation company adding 10,000 servers while Barclays' is removing about the same number from their organization." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Common Cooling Mistakes in the Data Center - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/286...
"Very interesting. I've run across a few projects like that myself. I hope he took a look at the foundation of the building below the floor to ensure leakage was taken care of." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Software’s Dirty Little Secret - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/285...
"I've seen (and used) lines of code as measures of 'quality' of code but never of efficiency. I can write a really short program that runs terribly and a really long program that runs very efficiently. Processing cycles or processor utilization would be an interesting metric but I wonder if you can easily measure that for applications?" - Eric D. Brown
Re: Street Power: Coming to a Data Center Near You? - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/283...
"All good questions that should be part of the risk assessment by the company thinking about street power." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Street Power: Coming to a Data Center Near You? - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/283...
"I think there's a market for this type of trade-off, but I don't expect to see a large percentage of data centers moving to street power." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Common Cooling Mistakes in the Data Center - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/286...
"Good point. I recall one IT professional I worked with telling me that they 'really didn't care about the cooling' in their data center....that was facilities problem. That particular IT pro was in charge of data center operations...and their data center was regularly having problems with heat buildup. It just makes sense to have everyone involved in the data center worry about cooling." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Software’s Dirty Little Secret - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/285...
"Well said Joel." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Common Cooling Mistakes in the Data Center - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/286...
"Yes..definitely a good list. Rack 'stuffing' is something that I'm very guilty of in the past but we finally figured out it was bad. Then, we started going the opposite direction and building half-full racks to prepare for the future...and turns out that can be bad too. Next...we'll start stuffing racks again :)" - Eric D. Brown
Re: Software’s Dirty Little Secret - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/285...
"Good reminder that efficiency lies within both the hardware and software aspects of the data center. There are many applications out there that aren't optimized and use many more resources that necessary. While optimizing the hardware in the data center its worth also thinking about the software." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Welcome to the Data Dome - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/284...
"Timely post. I was just reading about this. I like the idea of the dome...now to see if any organizations start to roll out dome's of their own." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Data Center Careers - Ready for Growth? - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/278...
"Good way to look at the issue. Part of me believes this is what's happening...some pieces of the data center are becoming more important and others are losing their importance. I think we have been seeing a natural attrition because of this, therefore we haven't seen a huge push in data center job growth." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Unintended Consequences of Renewable Energy - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/279...
"Does anyone have the data on bird deaths due to oil and oilfields? That's the real number I'd like to see compared to bird deaths from solar or wind turbines." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Co-location – For Good - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/280...
"I've been reading up on this a bit myself and it does seem like they have a good 'feel' for the environmental concerns. That said, building one of these may not really be of any consequence but what happens if they build ten, twenty of one-hundred of these types of centers? I think that's were we start seeing some type of environmental effect." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Street Power: Coming to a Data Center Near You? - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/283...
"Totally agree. It's a great idea until an outtage occurs and the business realizes exactly what the risks actually are. That said, let's say you have some non-mission-critical applications and you want to put them in a colo. Do you put them in a very reliable data center or colo facilitiy and pay a great deal of money or do you put them in a 'street power' facility for a fraction of the cost? I think this scenario is where street power makes sense." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Google May Have Just Open Sourced the Future Data Center - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/281...
"This is good news. I missed that announcement. Thanks!" - Eric D. Brown
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