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Old 12-31-2007, 04:41 AM
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Default Data Center Ops - Best Practices

What resources do you use for info beyond this forum when you are looking for content specific to data center operations?

Has anybody seen/used the Corporate Exec Board/Data Center Ops Council, or the Uptime Institute? What was your take on these or other similar resources?
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:27 PM
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jrgarrigues,
Hi and welcome to the forum. I hadn't heard of the Corp Exec Bd/DC Ops Council -- I'll look into them.

I do recommend the Uptime Institute for facility-related best practices. There is a lot of high-quality info on their site and their seminars are super. Other sources of excellent factilities best practices information can be found at APC.com, Sun.com, HP.com, IBM.com and Dell.com. Other worthwhile organizations I know about are AFCOM and the 7x24 Exchange. If you'd like to make data centers your religion, check out the ITIL stuff.

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Old 01-01-2008, 04:32 AM
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Hi Ken,

Thanks. I'll be looking through all of these recommendations. Glad to get some confirmation on the Uptime Institute; of course the fact that they have published so much data center specific information says a lot as well.

I am very interested in the CEB/DCOC as well, so if anybody else out there has access...

Thanks again,
John
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:36 AM
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Whenever i need the info, i try to get some links from googling. I think the links provided here are quite good, thanx for sharing them.
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Google is an immense resource of knowledge, moreover DCTalk is one of the most topranked DC forums around and so the content provided here is pretty good, and especially some links shared by Ken are worth looking at.
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If you have a LinkedIn account, there are several groups/forums that you can join. It's a good way to share experiences and expand your network. Just search for "Datacenter"or "Data Center" in the "groups" section.
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Old 10-11-2008, 02:14 AM
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I have heard about Linkedin site. Once when i googled a site for applying jobs in USA, i found this site. Its great. And i found many groups and it was almost like a community site. Great site with much info.
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:30 PM
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I don't really use any other resource. I have a very small data center really. Just a single rack of servers in an air conditioned area of a single room.
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Old 10-30-2008, 04:30 PM
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Well this is pretty simple I suppose. I use data center journal and the search engines of course. I think you have many options for finding the information you are looking for, but being able to come to one place to get a lot of it is the key, right?
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