Musings on datacentres

Musings on datacentres



2012 was a year when organisations had to face up to the fact that the basis of IT was beginning to change. Energy costs were rapidly escalating, new technical architectures, such as cloud computing, were coming to the fore and users were off doing their own things. The potential impact on the data centre was massive – and the following report pulls together articles written by Quocirca for SearchVirtualDataCentre (now part of ComputerWeekly) throughout 2012.




  • Evolution of IT – rise of consumerisation and the need to control IP.
  • The need for a change in how the business and IT views the data centre 
  • A data centre infrastructure strategy fit to support business growth
  • Evaporative cooling in the data centre: how it work and who it’s for
  • Racks, Pods and containers: The new scale up
  • DCIM – what does it mean to you?
  • The promise and problems of private cloud computing.
  • Securing the cloud
  • PUE? Pretty Useless Effort.
  • DCIM, BIM and the ideal IT system
  • End-of-lifing a data centre


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11 Mar 2013
11 Mar 2013
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