The DCD Awards recognise excellence in the data centre industry. Each year experts in the data centre field come together to celebrate the evolution of technology across the sector. DCD are a different kind of awards which recognise great people and excellent projects in the data centre industry and help organisations share their experiences. The awards were founded in 2006 and have grown exponentially to be THE awards to have a presence at on an annual basis. World leading brand such as Facebook, Visa, Microsoft, Toyota and Uber, to name a few, are all in attendance. InflectionTech director, Mark Dansie was delighted to be selected as one of this year’s judges for the The Open Data Center Project category, along with peers in the industry. The “Open” revolution, originally inspired at the software layer by the work of the Linux Foundation, OpenStack et al. and more recently at the hardware level by Open Compute, is empowering the industry to develop […]
The OCP data center project team has been working on creating a suitability guide and quality checklist to assist colocation facilities and their tenants with understanding the requirements needed to enable the smooth and trouble free deployment of Open Racks in data centers. This talk by Mark Dansie covers some of the real world challenges that many colocation facilities will face when needing to take delivery of heavy pre-built Open Racks and an overview of the various sub systems, their attributes and the parameters that have been included in the check list.
Open Compute Project designs have already been implemented by the operators of Hyperscale Data Centers such as Facebook, Google and Rackspace and the large colos such as Equinix and many of the American banks, as they see the adoption of open source hardware as a way to accommodate for the high demand for their services. To help and encourage the colocation companies across the world to be ready for the demand from customers to house their OCP IT Gear in Open Racks the OCP Data Center project is to produce a document and checklist that will enable a colo vendor to compare their facility with the functional needs of Open Racks. These racks will most likely be delivered to the colo fully populated with server, storage, switches and power shelves to make the deployment that much easier and more environmentally friendly (minimal packing materials) as an added benefit. All of the sub systems in the Data Center white space will […]
The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP), the open source hardware community, holds regular meetups to discuss key initiatives within the data centre industry. Top OCP members share their learnings and best practices on implementing OCP and how best to leverage open hardware within your infrastructure. As an advocate of OCP, InflectionTech regularly participates in these events and in February it was held at Booking.com HQ in Amsterdam. Here InflectionTech Director, Mark Dansie held a workshop to discuss Deploying OCP in a Colocation Facility covering the recently published Colocation Guidelines. These guidelines were the result of diligent work done by the Data Centre project within OCP and outline what is needed within a facility to deploy and run OCP. To access the guidelines please click here: http://inflectiontech.net/file-download/
Inflectiontech are an innovative and exemplary provider of data center auditing, design, project management and installation services, helping an increasing number of organisations improve the efficiency and reliability of their data centre operations. The European Code of Conduct for Data Centres is a voluntary code adhered to by Inflectiontech, as it promotes the use of energy efficient technologies and best practices within the industry. Globally supported, the code is designed to raise awareness and give guidance on potential changes that can be made to improve the efficiency of a data centre. As an endorser of the Code Inflectiontech are demonstrating their commitment to environmental responsibility and their organisation’s commitment to energy efficiency within their ICT systems. Participation status within the Code is being used as part of a wider selection criteria in procurement and as a major sustainability differentiation. You can find the 2016 best practice guidelines for the EU Code of Conduct on Data Centres here.