Generation 4 – A deeper look

The following posting originally appeared on Michael Manos’ blog. Christian Belady (Our Principal Power and Cooling Architect) and David Gauthier  (One of our Data Center Engineering teams) put a post up answering some of the many questions we have been getting around our Generation 4 Approach.  Its some good additional primer information and addresses some of…

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Microsoft’s Generation 4 Data Center Vision – the Architects’ Perspective

  Microsoft’s Generation 4 Data Center Vision – the Architects’ Perspective By David Gauthier, Data Center Infrastructure Architect and Christian Belady, Principal Power and Cooling Architect, Microsoft Corp. On Tuesday, December 2, our Global Foundation Services team went public with our Generation 4 Modular Data Center Vision and over the past week a lot of…

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Our Vision for Generation 4 Modular Data Centers – One way of Getting it just right . . .

 The following posting originally appeared on Michael Manos’ Loose Bolts blog.   Data Centers are a hot topic these days. No matter where you look, this once obscure aspect of infrastructure is getting a lot of attention. For years, there have been cost pressures on IT operations and this, when the need for modern capacity is greater…

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In disappointment, there is opportunity. . .

This posting originally appeared on Michael Manos’ Loose Bolts blog. I was personally greatly disappointed with the news coming out of last week that the Uptime Institute had branded Microsoft and Google as the enemy to traditional data center operators.  To be truthful, I did not give the reports much credit especially given our long…

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Out of the Box Paradox – Manifested (aka Chicago Area Data Center begins its journey)

The following posting originally appeared on Michael Manos’ Loose Bolts blog. With modern conventional thinking and untold management consultants coaching people to think outside the box, I find it humorous that we have actually physically manifested an “Out of the Box Paradox” in Chicago.   What is an Out of the Box Paradox you ask?  Well…

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DataCenter Think Tanks Sheepish on Weightloss

The following posting originally appeared on Michael Manos’ Loose Bolts blog.  Matt Stansbury over at Data Center Facilities Pro posted an interesting post regarding a panel containing Uptime’s Ken Brill.  The note warns folks on the use of PUE as a benchmarking standard between data centers. I can’t say I really disagree with what he…

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Reflections on my visit to the US Army War College

The following posting originally appeared on Michael Manos’ Loose Bolts blog. This week I had the honor and privilege of being a guest at the US Army War College as part of their 2008 Strategy Implementation Seminar.  The program focuses on strategy and leadership to further prepare the graduates for their future roles as leaders…

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Data Center Leadership video posted at TechEd

The following posting originally appeared on Michael Manos’ Loose Bolts blog.   I recently did a panel at TechEd in Orlando.  While there Lewis Curtis caught me for a moment to shoot some questions at me around Data Center leadership.  It may or may not be interesting to you (My money is on the latter…

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Green Grid Data Center Indicator + CADE = Something useful!

The following posting originally appeared on Michael Manos’ Loose Bolts blog. There are times when two concepts merge and the result makes something better than the whole.  It is not unlike the old television commercial where two people collide into each other.  One eating a chocolate bar, the other a vat of peanut butter.   The…

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Struggling with CADE, McKinsey / Uptime Metric (RE-POST)

The following posting originally appeared on Michael Manos’ Loose Bolts blog.   This is a Re-post of my original blog post on May 5th regarding tortured thoughts around the CADE Data Center Metric put forward by McKinsey. This has relevance to my next post and I am placing it here for your convenience. I guess…

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