server-roundup

Decommissioning as a Discipline: Server Roundup Winners Share Success

How did these six enterprises find and eliminate so much waste? Comatose IT equipment, servers long abandoned by application owners and users but still racked and running, are hiding in plain sight within even the most sophisticated IT organizations.…
Data center cost

Data Center Cost Myths: SCALE

What happens when economies of scale is a false promise? By Chris Crosby   Chris Crosby is a recognized visionary and leader in the data center space, Founder and CEO of Compass Datacenters. Mr. Crosby has more than 20 years…

The data center in 2020 and beyond

In this keynote video from 2014 Uptime Institute Symposium, Andy Lawrence, Research Director at 451 Research, provides an overview of what a data center might look like in 2020 and beyond. This presentation covers how all the various new technologies…

Designing Netflix's Content Delivery Network

David Fullagar, Director of Content Delivery Architecture at Netflix, presents at Uptime Institute Symposium 2014. In his presentation, Fullagar discusses the hardware design and open source software components of Netflix Open Connect, the custom-designed…

How FORCSS Works: Case Study 1

This paper launches the Uptime Institute FORCSS Case Study Series and introduces the FORCSS Index Uptime Institute FORCSS is a means to capture, compare, prioritize, and communicate the benefits, costs, and impacts of multiple IT deployment…

2014 Uptime Institute Data Center Survey Results

Uptime Institute Director of Content and Publications, Matt Stansberry, delivers the opening keynote from Uptime Institute Symposium 2014: Empowering the Data Center Professional. This is Uptime Institute's fourth annual survey, and looks at…

Introducing Uptime Institute's FORCSS System

A new process to compare IT deployment options across both in-house and outsourced alternatives By Julian Kudritzki and Matt Stansberry, Uptime Institute Uptime Institute FORCSS™ is an original system to capture, compare, and prioritize…

Building a data center facilities management team from scratch

The Dream Job By Fred Dickerman Editor’s note: Mr. Dickerman’s feature on the challenges of starting a Facilities Team breaks new and unexpected ground, as Mr. Dickerman adapts the new FORCSS methodology to help resolve a staffing…