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Re: The Risks of Data Center Consolidation - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/303...
"Agreed. Part of any consolidation project should be to consider disaster recovery." - Eric D. Brown
Re: NRDC: Here’s How to Do Better with Efficiency - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/305...
"Very true." - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Risks of Data Center Consolidation - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/303...
"Well said. I made the mistake of not mitigating this risk in my first data center consolidation project. It was a bit of a nightmare...but a learning experience." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Addressing the Data Center Talent Shortage - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/302...
"I wonder if we are seeing more and more "DevOps" types of folks being hired? I've noticed a move toward DevOps in a few companies I know." - Eric D. Brown
Re: VMware’s Push for the Software-Defined Data Center - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/300...
"I agree with you Chris. They've set themselves up well for the future." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Data Centers: Burning a Lot of Energy - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/297...
"Very good analogy for the real issue at work here. It isn't necessarily the server closet at the local small business causing the trouble...its the 100 million server closets at small businesses causing trouble." - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Army’s Application Migration Process - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/296...
"I was thinking the same thing RE: local vs enterprise. I can think of a few examples where local apps might exist (mostly legacy apps)." - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Army’s Application Migration Process - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/296...
"Very true. I see it on a regular basis in many organizations." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Containers and More Containers - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/291...
"It does make sense. I think that's why we are seeing such an explosion in interest in Docker and systems to manage / interact with Docker." - Eric D. Brown
Re: NRDC: Here’s How to Do Better with Efficiency - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/305...
"I like the third option. Aligning incentives between decision makers and operations is a great way to make sure every aspect of the data center operations match with strategic thinking and planning." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Addressing the Data Center Talent Shortage - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/302...
"This is very true. Data center jobs haven't really been that challenging in the past nor have they paid terribly well. In the last few years, I believe that has changed and I think it will continue to change." - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Army’s Application Migration Process - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/296...
"Good point on the auto-renewal. I usually opt for autorenewal on software / services i use and really like (dropbox, etc). It makes things easy come renewal time...but if you stop using those apps/services, then you are paying for things you don't need or want." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Another Company Rolls Out Solar Panels - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/133...
"There's a lot to be said for doing "the right thing" but if you are running a business, you really need to know the payback period before spending money. As an individual, I'd want to know the same thing. Imagine you have two choices: Invest in Solar Power or invest in Geothermal systems? If I spend $300,000 on solar power and my payback period is 30 years, is that really a good investment? That same $300,000 invested in Geothermal systems might bring a payback in 5 years. There's no question (at least in my mind) where that money should go. It should go to the system that brings the quickest payback." - Eric D. Brown
Re: VMware’s Push for the Software-Defined Data Center - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/300...
"Great overview of the convergence trend. Thanks for sharing!" - Eric D. Brown
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
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