It’s about that time of year again; in mid-April, thousands of us will gather in Las Vegas for the annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).
NAB has been described as “Disneyland for cameramen,” but it’s far more than that. It’s a chance to see how the technology has evolved and how broadcasters can operate more effectively. Video cameras are the most obvious example, of course, but improvements are being made that affect every aspect of a broadcaster’s performance. Take, for example, the control room. READ MORE
Server power management remains an untapped opportunity for reducing data center use because most data centers rarely run at full capacity. This is a problem because, consequently, a facility operating at just 20 percent capacity may use 80 percent of the energy as the same facility operating at 100 percent capacity.
Server power management can significantly reduce the energy consumption of idle servers, but is not utilized in the typical data center because of concerns about response times for “waking” an idle server using power management.
A panel of industry experts recently discussed the findings from Emerson Network Power’s Data Center 2025 study. In addition to talking through topics such as rack densities and alternative energy sources, the panel also debated how much computing will be done in the cloud rather than by in-house data centers by the year 2025. According to the report, 67 percent of experts surveyed believe at least 60 percent of computing will happen in the cloud in the year 2025, though the panelists had differing opinions on the subject.
Thinking of moving to the cloud to increase business and IT agility and minimize cost? You’re probably not alone. A recent study by Computerworld revealed that IT decision makers’ spending on cloud computing will increase by 42 percent, ranking only second next to spending on security technologies.
Think of this as a kind of holiday gift. One that, if you are a data center administrator, you will be able to enjoy for years to come.
Admins like you are increasingly in the IT crosshairs: you have been charged with bringing the entire data center environment under one umbrella, and automating how it operates. 24/7 functionality is a given, of course; multiple sites must function as one, and you are expected to have every facet of the centers under control at any given point.