The COVID-19 pandemic has caused concerns about data center HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) filtration. So many data center operators are adjusting filtration protocols, including upgrading to finer MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) 13 filters, to better filter out aerosols and COVID-19 virus carriers.1 But there is no free lunch. Depending on the design […]
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About Todd Traver
Todd Traver is Vice President IT Optimization and Strategy for Uptime Institute, responsible for providing thought leadership and consultation - integrating data center planning and organizational IT governance to enhance application resiliency to maximize IT business value and optimize total cost of operation.
Traver brings over 30 years' experience in data center IT and facilities planning, design, and efficiency, providing innovative global strategic technical direction, organizational and operational oversight. Prior to joining Uptime Institute in 2016, Traver spent over 15 years leading data center strategy initiatives for IBM, including serving as Global Chief Engineer for IBM Global Technology Services where he was responsible for developing data center technology, tools and process optimization strategies for global teams.
Software enabled application resiliency is now playing a significant and increasing role in bolstering applications availability and reliability across the enterprise, reducing risk to the business. No longer are clients solely reliant upon the stability provided by the electrical and mechanical systems in their data center. By utilizing new software techniques, enterprises are now able […]