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Help for the Ukraine

In the light of current events, we have decided to do our part with helping the Ukraine. Since the Ukraine was attacked, Kentino is donating 200€ every day to the special fundraising account for Armed Forces of Ukraine created by the National Bank of Ukraine(more information here: link). In the words of our CEO, “We […]

How to Structure Your Data Center Risk Management Plan

Today’s business representatives who rely on data centers know that outages or other difficulties could directly affect their clients and profits. Therefore, a risk management plan is crucial for these critical facilities to operate smoothly to not only satisfy existing customers, but to also gain new ones. These six tips for structuring a formal risk […]

Planning A DCIM Implementation – Top Considerations

A couple of years ago, the editor of Data Center Knowledge embarked on a journey to create the DCK DCIM Infocenter. During that project, I had the pleasure of evaluating and writing reviews regarding a variety of DCIM vendors. Well, between now and then – much has changed. Today, DCIM is an even more integrated part […]

Utilization of Data Center Technologies to Support Big Data, Data Analytics or AI Initiatives

Beyond power, cooling, and efficiency, data center leaders are focusing on new areas of growth and technology evolution. The latest Jones Lang LaSalle research report indicates that as the data center industry continues to mature, enterprises will consistently seek out add-on services and outsource data center expertise as hybrid models become the norm in 2018 and beyond. […]

What You Need to Know About Room Airflow Management

The original version of this article was published on, titled Managing Airflow at the Room Level. You can view it here. Room level airflow management is fraught with misconceptions and half-truths, making it the least understood aspect of airflow management, although it is ironically the most important. While it’s fairly well understood that the first 3 levels, […]

‘Smart’ is The New Normal – But What Does That Even Mean?

Nothing is normal about the times we’re experiencing. Just the other day, I had a person ask me during a call what I was planning on doing 12-18 months from now when it comes to cloud design and data center development. I actually had to stop and think about that question… I wasn’t even 100% […]

Data Center Heat Energy Re-Use: Hot Water Cooling

In this series we are exploring the different ways that data center operators attempt to be responsible global citizens while assuring long-term return on assets by reducing their carbon footprint through capturing and re-using the heat energy produced by their ICT equipment. I have taken for my conversation starter an October 2011 MIT Technology Review article by […]

4 Cybersecurity Threats to Be Aware of During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Data center security is an essential concern at any time, but arguably even more so now as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. As a data center professional, which cybersecurity threats should you be particularly aware of during these times? Here are four issues well worth your attention:  1. Cryptominers Hacking CPUs Malicious cryptomining […]

Going Green in 2022: It’s Time to Get Creative and Take Initiative

New discussions around ESG, emerging solutions around water reclamation, massive renewable energy projects, and all of this surround an industry poised to grow. How fast is this industry growing? Let me put this in perspective. In a single day, we saw two of the industry’s largest mergers and acquisitions happen. A couple of days ago, […]

Cloud vs. Colocation: What to Consider

While many organizations have moved away from on-premise data centers in the past decade, where they go (or should go) is a topic of much debate. And as many enterprise decision-makers weigh their options, some ultimately realize they don’t want to fully embrace the cloud just yet, and opt for a colocation provider instead. In […]