1. Articles from Dave Ohara

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    1. Lean Construction Keynote Video by 2 Second Lean's Paul Akers

      Lean Construction Keynote Video by 2 Second Lean's Paul Akers

      I was chatting with Compass Data Center’s Chris Crosby about Lean Construction and we were having a good laugh that the media makes it seem like Lean Construction is something new because Facebook and a few others have seen the light of Lean Construction.  Lean vs. Waste - Simple vs. Complicated.  Chris mentioned the 2 Second Lean book and I went to the website.  The company FastCap which 2 Second Lean’s Paul Akers founded is in Bellingham, WA the same city that my Woodstone Oven is made.

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      Mentions: Facebook
    2. Seeing the Communication Gap between Data Center Teams - Design, Construction, Operations, and IT

      Seeing the Communication Gap between Data Center Teams - Design, Construction, Operations, and IT

      Whenever I heard how DCIM will bridge the gap between facilities and IT I look, but question whether there is really something there that can bridge the gap. How hard is it to bridge the gap? Consider this video of the Oracle America’s Cup Race team Wing designer and his challenge to talk to the sailors. WSJ has a good story on this challenge. Do you think the answer was to install an Oracle Software solution that both would use. No. It took many loses to the New Zealand team to finally get the America team to try something the computer hadn’t modeled 

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      Mentions: Oracle
    3. Disney's Data Centers power changes in Prices and How it Services Guests

      Disney's Data Centers power changes in Prices and How it Services Guests

      Disney has a large Data Center in North Carolina along with Facebook, Apple, and Google. We can all understand what the latter companies do with data centers. What does Disney do with a big data center? One thing Disney does is crank out calculations on its guests and park operations. Businessweek has a couple of articles on this topic. One is its RFID tracking system.

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      Mentions: Apple Google Facebook
    4. Lean is still in, and growing

      Lean production techniques are 50 years old and McKinsey has a post discussing what’s next for Lean.

      February 2014 | byEwan Duncan and Ron Ritter

      When the first issue of McKinsey Quarterly rolled off the printing presses, 50 years ago, nearly everyone in senior management thought that manufacturing operations had been perfected.

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    5. Asia's Data Center Power Infrastructure

      One of the major trends we see for businesses moving into the New Year is the need for green, efficient IT, especially in Asia Pacific. As IT demands increase, so too does the data center’s power expenditure. Analyst firm Frost & Sullivan notes that more than 80% of the major data centers in Asia Pacific are running at close to 90% capacity. Companies across the region are struggling to cope with changes while data center capacity is constrained by inefficient equipment and stranded power.

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    6. How Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Greens the Data Center, by using standard Server Power Management

      Part of the point of NFV is the lower power use vs. the current state of equipment. How is this done? in the first paper on NFV here is the part that explains how the power savings will be achieved. Reduced energy consumption by exploiting power management features in standard servers and storage, as well as workload consolidation and location optimisation.

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    7. A New Option for moving out of AWS, Forsythe's Data Center in 1,000 sq ft increments

      A New Option for moving out of AWS, Forsythe's Data Center in 1,000 sq ft increments

      Moving out of AWS can save a lot of money. Huh? Yes, here is one public disclosure from Moz’s CEO. We spent part of 2012 and all of 2013 building a private cloud in Virginia, Washington, and mostly Texas. This was a big bet with over $4 million in capital lease obligations on the line, and the good news is that it’s starting to pay off. On a cash basis, we spent $6.2 million at Amazon Web Services, and a mere $2.8 million on our own data centers. The business impact is profound.

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      Mentions: Amazon.com
    8. And Utah Follows Maryland's lead to Halt Water to NSA Data Center

      And Utah Follows Maryland's lead to Halt Water to NSA Data Center

      I wrote yesterday that Maryland has a proposal to cut off water and electricity to the NSA data center. And now a Utah Legislator is proposing to cut off water to the NSA data center. Utah legislator to propose halting water to NSA data center Legislation » The bill also would prohibit universities from partnering with NSA. By Nate Carlisle | The Salt Lake Tribune

       

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      Mentions: NSA
    9. Another way to Look at Open Compute Project, a Massive Open Online Course

      Another way to Look at Open Compute Project, a Massive Open Online Course

      Economist has a post on Higher Education being disrupted by Massive Open Online Courses.  There are only a few of us in the data center industry who think about this if they are facing their kids path in higher education.  What is closer to what we encounter is why go to a data center conference?  The more experienced find there is little to learn at a conference and it is not worth thousands of registration fee and T&E to go to a conference.

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    10. Maryland Lawmakers push to cut electricity and water to the NSA's data center

      Maryland Lawmakers push to cut electricity and water to the NSA's data center

      The National Security Agency’s headquarters in Ft. Meade, Md., will go dark if a cohort of Maryland lawmakers has its way. Eight Republicans in the 141-member Maryland House of Delegates introduced legislation Thursday that would deny the electronic spy agency “material support, participation or assistance in any form” from the state, its political subdivisions or companies with state contracts.

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      Mentions: At&T NSA
    11. One Simple Reason why Open Compute Project works, An Executive Visionary - Frank Frankovsky

      When you think of the technical companies in our industry you can’t help, but think of the founders - Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, Larry and Sergey, Zuckerberg, etc. Organizations that are trying to drive change in the industry that host conferences can be viewed in the same way.  The successful ones have founders as key figures.  Seybold Conferences worked because of Jonathan Seybold.  GigaOm works because of Om Malik.  Tim O’Reilly.

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    12. Pssst, M2M is hot, and the smart data center industry guys are at leading edge

      Pssst, M2M is hot, and the smart data center industry guys are at leading edge

      I was at Wavefront Wireless Summit and the hot topic is M2M. M2M is machine to machine. M2M can include the case of industrial instrumentation - comprising a device (such as a sensor or meter) to capture an event (such as temperature, inventory level, etc. ) that is relayed through a network(wireless, wired or hybrid) to an application (software program) that translates the captured event into meaningful information (for example, items need to be restocked).

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    13. Schneider and HP partner to create the One Source of Truth with DCIM

      Schneider and HP partner to create the One Source of Truth with DCIM

      There are dozens of teams working in a data center.  From the facilities group to the hardware deployment to the application operations and in-between there is no shortage of databases with information.  The promise of DCIM is a data center information management solution.  The question I ask is how does this work? Schneider Electric announced a partnership with HP on DCIM.

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