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Microgrids and Data Centers: A More Holistic Approach to Power Security

During last fall’s wildfires in California, the largest electric utility provider in the state was forced to shut off power for millions of customers. In early October, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), curtailed power to more than 30 counties in Central and Northern California. California is prone to more wildfires, natural disasters, and inevitably, more […]

How to Spot an Incompetent Leader

If you want to understand why some companies have a toxic culture, underperform relative to their potential, and eventually collapse — look no further than the quality of their leadership teams. Whereas competent leaders cause high levels of trust, engagement, and productivity, incompetent ones result in anxious, alienated workers who practice counterproductive work behaviors and […]

Cloud Shift May Accelerate as Edge Extends Into On-Premises Facilities

Enterprise customers are weighing the best options for taking advantage of cloud computing models. Software is eating the world, and it has set the table for another powerful trend – the cloud is chomping away on the enterprise data center. The shift of enterprise IT workloads from on-premises IT facilities into third-party data centers is […]

Gray Is A Color You Want To Avoid

In project management, back and white are your friends – murky gray is not. As a project manager, you want to deal with clear and verified information, not assumptions.  When assumptions are made and not validated, mistakes get made, timelines get delayed, and projects fail. … Read Full Article Published February 14th, 2022 Originally Published at […]

The Eight Trends That Will Shape the Data Center Industry in 2022

What lies ahead for the data center industry in 2022? At Data Center Frontier our eyes are on the horizon, and we’re constantly tracking the trends that matter. Our crystal ball did pretty well last year, so it’s time to look ahead at what’s in store for 2022. We’ve identified eight themes that we believe […]

So what is the Project Economy?

Over the past weeks, Harvard Business Review has finally recognized that we are in a new area, the area of projects, the importance of project management, and that the future of work is project-based. This is covered in my featured article The Project Economy Has Arrived, one of the first times ever HBR, the most […]

Data Center, Cloud, AND Colocation, Not Data Center vs. Cloud vs. Colocation

Enterprises are building the most effective ecosystem for their needs by mixing and matching data center, cloud, and colocation solutions. This launches our special report series on the Hybrid Cloud. Everyone has been in love with the cloud over the past decade, but the relevance of colocation and on-premises data centers has only increased and […]

New ASHRAE guidelines challenge efficiency drive

Industry body expands its climatic recommendations for data centers to address corrosives, high-density servers. Earlier in 2021, ASHRAE’s Technical Committee 9.9 published an update – the fifth edition — of its Thermal Guidelines for Data Processing Environments. The update recommends important changes to data center thermal operating envelopes: the presence of pollutants is now a […]

The Post-COVID Digital Transformation of the Data Center

Digitization has modernized data center capabilities. Here are considerations toward using these capabilities to accelerate business objectives. In the early days of the digital era, data centers were mysterious buildings shrouded in secrecy. They were huge, stark buildings billowing steam and looming in the distance. And the secrecy is understandable when you consider that for […]