Monday, December 31, 2007

Looking Forward

And so another year is about to come to an end. Who knows what 2008 will bring and what we will be reflecting on in 12 months time?
Have a happy new year and looking forward to seeing you on deck in following the life and times of KVM Technology.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Powering Up

Here is an interesting article about an approach towards a data center which is bringing about significant cost savings.
Emerson Network Power is based in St Louis but has office all over the world.

Monday, December 24, 2007

2008 Wishlists

Who knows what 2008 will bring for the world of data centers? In this article, some data center managers tell us what they are wishing for in the new year. What are you wishing for?

Thursday, December 20, 2007

School Data Center Restored

In some ways it's difficult to conceptualize what a school data center is as computers didn't exist when I went to school. Good to see that data centers in New Orleans are now being restored after the damage of Hurricane Katrina.
As you can see in the article was quite a job to get the data centers back to being operational.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Data Center Shortage?

This article outlines concerns that there could be a data center shortage in the future. Not sure if the answers given equate to a crisis but failing to plan could be akin to planning to fail.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Greening Up

This article looks at the greening of the date center as does this one. It is good to see how being green is becoming more of a priority.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Top Green 500

This is an interesting website - the Top Green 500. It ranks ranks systems by energy-efficiency. Check it out.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Cost of Power

An interesting article on the growing costs that would be experienced due to an increase in power requirements by data centers. Dr. Jonathan Koomey makes some very good points and gives a lot of food for thought.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hit & Run

A data center in London has become the victim of an elaborate crime. Running off with $4 million in hardware, these guys clearing knew what they were doing. Crazy stuff!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Reducing Data Center Costs

An interesting article here on how to reduce data center costs. The point about minimizing downtime doesn't necessarily get the coverage it deserves. Downtime cripples an organization shouldn't be made light of.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

CitiGroup Wins Green Award

The new Citi data center which is being built in Frankfurt was awarded Green Data Centre Award 2007 by DatacenterDynamics. Its good to see that green virtues are being recognised.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Data Center Disruptive Technologies

At the recent Gartner Data Center Conference , Carl Claunch gave a keynote speech on the Top 10 disruptive data center technologies.
He makes a lot of interesting points.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Green Thumbs

Green Computing isn't a new concept but its one which is becoming more and more in vogue. After the environmentalism of the 1980s, green issues seemed to take somewhat of a backseat but since the new decade, they have resurfaced as a priority.
Maybe this is because of climate change, global warming , El NiƱo and the like.

This article discusses the greening of technology. Not everyone is getting in on the act but maybe they will be led into action after seeing IBM and Hewlett-Packard do so.

It doesn't make sense to green things up from a moral point of view but also from a fiscal one. That alone should be more than enough incentive.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Mission Critical is a Critical Mission

When any mission critical device goes down, blood pressures go up. Every single second, let alone minutes and hours of downtime is bad news and a PR disaster. Hence Yahoo is going into damage control after problems they experienced yesterday with their small business department.

Problems and accidents are always going to happen - that's life. It's the ability to solve them quickly and with minimal collateral damage as possible which is the key.

Monday, December 03, 2007


Information Week has an interesting article securing the data center. While server virtualization is happening, people are still wary of the security implications of it.
When it comes to Data Centers, security is always going to be one of the highest priorities.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

The Minicom Blog

To those of you who are new to this blog I want to welcome you. Here is also an introduction of sorts for you. This blog will run along the same lines as Minicom's Digital Signage Blog. In addition to commentary and analysis on KVM Technology, it will include interviews with identities in the KVM world as well as a thorough run down of Minicom's product range.
Should you have any questions, comments, suggestions or feedback of any nature, please don't hesitate to send them to