The Art of the Data Center: A Look Inside the World's Most Innovative and Compelling Computing Environments / Edition 1

The Art of the Data Center: A Look Inside the World's Most Innovative and Compelling Computing Environments / Edition 1

by Douglas Alger
ISBN-10:
1587142961
ISBN-13:
9781587142963
Pub. Date:
10/14/2012
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
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The Art of the Data Center: A Look Inside the World's Most Innovative and Compelling Computing Environments / Edition 1

Today, data centers are the beating hearts of the companies they serve. Data centers process billions of Internet transactions every day. It's therefore critical for companies and IT organizations to understand the state-of-the-art in data center design. Narrow aspects - such as cooling, wiring, or power usage - are often the subject of technical documents. But it's rare to find a holistic view of how a great data center was designed - until now. In The Art of the Data Center, Cisco's Douglas Alger takes you behind the scenes at eighteen of the world's most innovative data centers. Through interviews with their designers, Alger reveals why key decisions were made, and shows how construction and other challenges were overcome. He goes behind the scenes with pioneering companies like Cisco, eBay, Facebook, and Yahoo! presenting design lessons that can be applied in widely diverse environments.

Readers will encounter amazing data centers like these:

  • A data center built into a 1920s chapel
  • A data center built in an underground military bunker, with artificial daylight, manmade waterfalls, and submarine engines providing standby power
  • A data center inspired by a chicken coop
  • The world's first all solar data center
Data center professionals directly involved in planning, design, or operations will find this book remarkably useful - and a much broader audience of IT executives and practitioners will find it utterly fascinating.

Do you have a Safari Books Online account? Have a look and a listen, too! The Safari edition of this book includes 8 audio recordings from the author describing lessons learned, industry trends and general insights as well as more detailed explanations of certain Data Center topics raised within the profiles. Links to these recordings appear throughout the book, wherever the topic is discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587142963
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 10/14/2012
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,331,234
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 ACT

Chapter 2 Affordable Internet Services Online (AISO)

Chapter 3 Bahnhof

Chapter 4 Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Chapter 5 Calcul Quebec

Chapter 6 Cisco

Chapter 7 Citi

Chapter 8 Digital Realty Trust

Chapter 9 eBay

Chapter 10 Facebook

Chapter 11 Green House Data

Chapter 12 IBM

Chapter 13 Intel

Chapter 14 IO

Chapter 15 NetApp

Chapter 16 Syracuse University

Chapter 17 Terremark

Chapter 18 Yahoo!

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