Schneider Electric Blog https://blog.se.com Global Specialist in Energy Management and Automation Tue, 17 Nov 2020 18:31:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Edge Difference: How Data Center Service Models Will Transform https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2019/12/17/the-edge-difference-how-data-center-service-models-will-transform/ https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2019/12/17/the-edge-difference-how-data-center-service-models-will-transform/#respond Tue, 17 Dec 2019 16:00:00 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=62885 Autonomous vehicles have become a de facto analogy for emerging technology. It’s easy to understand why driverless cars won’t be engineered like those meant for humans. Cue the comparison here.... Read more »

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What’s New at The Telco Edge? https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2019/10/07/whats-new-at-the-telco-edge/ Mon, 07 Oct 2019 16:23:22 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=60811 I described Telco edge (see my previous blog) as, “…an emerging, consumer-driven space with content providers standing to be the first to benefit.” Is that still true today or is... Read more »

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Why Cell Towers are the Next Frontier for Edge Computing https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2017/12/20/cell-towers-next-frontier-edge-computing/ https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2017/12/20/cell-towers-next-frontier-edge-computing/#comments Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:00:03 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=44154 The max speed of the first Ford Model T was 28mph; the 2017 Ford GT goes 216mph. In 1903, about 32,000 cars were registered to ride on only a few... Read more »

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Edge Computing Isn’t New, and It’s Not What You Think https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2017/11/10/edge-computing-isnt-new-not-think/ Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:00:05 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=43064 At the recent DCD>Edge Summit, an overarching discussion was the true definition of edge. Most view edge as an emerging concept and classify an edge data center by its size... Read more »

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What Happens if You Never Change the Oil in Your Car (or Maintain Your Data Center)? https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/data-center-operations/2017/07/10/non-existent-data-center-maintenance/ Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:35:53 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=39128 California has a handy tool to help figure out when a car’s oil needs to be changed. Every 3,000 miles used to be the standard, but today’s vehicles can go as... Read more »

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In a Galaxy Far Away: The Data Center of the Future https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2017/01/24/galaxy-far-away-data-center-future/ https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2017/01/24/galaxy-far-away-data-center-future/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:00:03 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=34281 At the 2016 L.A. Auto Show, Kia debuted the Sorento Ski Gondola, an autonomous concept car with bulldozer like wheels meant to take skiers up mountains. Innovative idea, but will... Read more »

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A new way to think about data center design: Optimizing your data center like a box of Legos https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2014/09/15/new-way-think-data-center-design-optimizing-data-center-like-box-legos/ https://blog.se.com/datacenter/2014/09/15/new-way-think-data-center-design-optimizing-data-center-like-box-legos/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:29:24 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=16546 Did you know that Lego still maintains approximately 70 percent of the construction-toy market since it began manufacturing stackable bricks in 1949?  Hearing about this, I asked myself why some... Read more »

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DCIM: A Powerful Tool to Address Data Center Issues that Virtualization Brings https://blog.se.com/datacenter/dcim/2014/06/05/dcim-powerful-tool-address-data-center-issues-virtualization-brings/ Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:00:24 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=13778 Data center service providers are naturally in tune with the many benefits of virtualization technology and how it can dramatically increase server utilization rates, thus reducing the number of physical... Read more »

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Clearing up Confusion around DCIM https://blog.se.com/datacenter/dcim/2014/05/30/clearing-confusion-around-dcim/ Fri, 30 May 2014 13:00:23 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=14449 I recently had an article published in Data Center Journal about data center infrastructure management (DCIM) that I thought was worth sharing on this blog. In a nutshell, the article... Read more »

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Wanted: A Better Way to Quantify Data Center Risks https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/data-center-planning/2013/09/19/wanted-a-better-way-to-quantify-data-center-risks/ https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/data-center-planning/2013/09/19/wanted-a-better-way-to-quantify-data-center-risks/#comments Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:28:18 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=9902 Let’s play a little game. Say you’re building a data center and you go to management with two proposals, one for a Tier 3 data center that costs $8 million... Read more »

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The New York Times Has an Incomplete Take on Data Centers https://blog.se.com/datacenter/power-and-cooling/2013/06/05/the-new-york-times-has-a-misguided-take-on-data-centers/ Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:00:21 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=7845 It appears The New York Times doesn’t much care for data centers. Last September the Times ran a story that basically accused data centers of wasting power. Now last month... Read more »

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Get to know our new Data Center Service Provider Team https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/2013/03/12/get-to-know-our-new-data-center-service-provider-team/ Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:14:00 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=5169 Cloud, managed hosting, co-location, and multi-tenant data centers face some unique business challenges. Their data centers don’t just support or enable their businesses – their data centers ARE their businesses.... Read more »

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