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Forum: Vmware/Virtualization Forum 10-01-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 17,888
Posted By byte72
VMware is virtualization software, and also the...

VMware is virtualization software, and also the name of the company that created it. Do you have any experience at all with virtualization with your current company?
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 10-01-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,546
Posted By byte72
I think that is true with any industry, really. ...

I think that is true with any industry, really. If you can create a very specific niche for yourself, you can make yourself in very high demand because people who need your specific specialty will...
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 10-01-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,691
Posted By byte72
My guess is that it's not so much the equipment...

My guess is that it's not so much the equipment as it is the labor force. They have an exceptional work ethic in Asia. For less money you can hire workers that will work for more hours, at least...
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 09-29-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,546
Posted By byte72
Going green is big money these days and doesn't...

Going green is big money these days and doesn't seem to be losing favor anytime soon. While it is a very specific niche, it is one that might be in demand more than we might think.
Forum: Server Discussion 09-29-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,098
Posted By byte72
Server Tools

There are a lot of server tools out there, and some of them are even free. Has anyone here used SharEnum or Nagios? If so, would you recommend them, or is there something you like better?
Forum: Data Center Design, Development, Building Systems and Operations 09-28-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,744
Posted By byte72
Modular Data Center

I have been following the emergence of modular data centers with great interest since many of us work in environments where the changes and upgrades that we need to make are out of reach both...
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 09-28-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,997
Posted By byte72
I think it would depend on how urgent the...

I think it would depend on how urgent the renovations are that you desire to make. If you are looking to make some aesthetic changes, then I would say wait for the cash. If your changes involve...
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 09-26-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,430
Posted By byte72
Well I certainly do not work for any in my...

Well I certainly do not work for any in my company. They collect their pay checks and as long as they get their raises on time, they care less about improving our functionality. Your issues sound...
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 09-26-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,929
Posted By byte72
B.Maclean you have a good point! When I said...

B.Maclean you have a good point! When I said "going green" I was referring to the actual companies who are making the attempt to lessen their impact on the environment. Unfortunately you bring up a...
Forum: Vmware/Virtualization Forum 09-22-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,930
Posted By byte72
VM Sprawl

How do you manage your virtual infrastructure to prevent VM sprawl? Not only does VM sprawl eat up resources, but it can be a security issue as well. Do you use VM management tools to track usage?
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 09-22-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,430
Posted By byte72
This is essentially what the reasoning is behind...

This is essentially what the reasoning is behind being able to create a data center without UPS or generators. In examining the fault rates it was noted that it was no higher than normal and...
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 09-21-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,430
Posted By byte72
Raid, I was considering both points as part of my...

Raid, I was considering both points as part of my comment about it being "risky", as one (risk to IT) leads to the other (risk to business). Perhaps because the need for constant power has been so...
Forum: Cluster and Cloud Computing Discussion Forum 09-20-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,864
Posted By byte72
I am curious as I have limited experience with...

I am curious as I have limited experience with cloud web hosting, but what is the downside to cloud hosting? Is there anyone here who is not sold on it?
Forum: Data Center Design, Development, Building Systems and Operations 09-20-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,735
Posted By byte72
It's kind of like going in circles....do you want...

It's kind of like going in circles....do you want pollutants going in or coming out? To cut on pollution, people are looking for ways to be more energy efficient, but being energy efficient can often...
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 09-20-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,430
Posted By byte72
No UPS?

I read an article about Data Centers designed without UPS or generators. The article stated that Yahoo is considering going without UPS for several of their future Data Center projects. The theory...
Forum: Server Discussion 09-17-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,746
Posted By byte72
I have to echo what whcdavid said in that if you...

I have to echo what whcdavid said in that if you are going to purchase multiple servers you can negotiate a better discount buying multiple rather than one of several different brands. I also think...
Forum: Datacenter, Colocation, Cloud Hosting, Managed Hosting Reviews 09-15-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,417
Posted By byte72
ThePlanet has an impressive facility in Dallas,...

ThePlanet has an impressive facility in Dallas, Texas. 35,000 sq. ft of raised floor and 15,000 ft. of static free tile. Excellent security, professional staff....my friend has used them for...
Forum: Back-up Systems and Data Recovery 09-12-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,923
Posted By byte72
I have never given this issue much thought, but...

I have never given this issue much thought, but you bring up an interesting point that the average person might not realize....long term storage without the need for power. This is an important...
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 09-10-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,929
Posted By byte72
Green Consumers

I have been doing a lot of research lately into green technologies. There are a lot of companies out there who are "going green". I have to wonder if being green is turning out to be good for...
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