How do you cool today’s modern data centers, running increasingly high density and high performance equipment built to manage exploding amounts of enterprise data? This presents a substantial cooling challenge for data center managers. Fortunately, we at Dell IT have found a way to take the heat off … READ MORE
EMC IT is innovating and developing new IT solutions that not only meet our internal customers’ growing data and IT demands but also help us drive improved space utilization and energy efficiencies in our modern data centers. For example, in our regional data center in Cork, Ireland we … READ MORE
From adapting energy use to maximizing data consolidation, Big Data (BD) analytics has taken the guesswork out of optimizing the modern data center. More than ever, the modern data center is a living, changing environment, with new technologies coming in, old technologies being cycled out, and evolving energy … READ MORE
Today, everyone is talking about IT in the cloud, but there still has to be a physical infrastructure on the back end on which to run the cloud. Welcome to EMC’s Durham Data Center. Our 20,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility illustrates the most efficient way to implement the hardware … READ MORE
The EMC IT Durham Cloud Data Center survived its first major run in with Mother Nature. On Saturday April 16th at least 25 tornados touched down across North Carolina making it the state’s most active tornado season on record. A tornado that traveled 63 miles through Sanford, Holly Springs and Raleigh had top winds of 160 miles per hour and caused major damage. I am happy to report that the Durham Cloud Data Center’s redundant infrastructure worked flawlessly and more importantly none of our EMC employee’s were hurt or affected by the storm.
[wpvideo Hllj2taB w=420 h=270] Designing a multimillion-dollar cloud data center from scratch—the focus of my efforts over the last year—is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We were running out of capacity in our enterprise data center in Westborough, MA, and after considering all of the options we decided to … READ MORE