Victor Avelar

  • How Viable is Your Data Center? Modernization Tips for an Agile Data Center Infrastructure

    How Viable is Your Data Center? Modernization Tips for an Agile Data Center Infrastructure

    For those who manage data centers, postponing technology upgrades and turning a blind eye to the need for modernization of aging hardware can be risky. Regardless if those data centers... Read...

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  • Practical Ways to Improve the Availability of your Edge Data Center

    Practical Ways to Improve the Availability of your Edge Data Center

    At this point I’m sure most of us have heard of edge data centers. And in the case of businesses that have many distributed locations (e.g. retail, manufacturing, industrial), it’s... Read more...

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  • Future-proofing Colocation Data Center Growth with Intelligent Management Tools

    Future-proofing Colocation Data Center Growth with Intelligent Management Tools

    Originally published on Datacenter Dynamics. According to a recent Zion Market Research report, the global data center colocation market, which was valued at $31 billion USD in 2017, is...

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  • Getting it Right – How Much Air Containment is Enough in Your Data Center? – Closing Remarks

    Getting it Right – How Much Air Containment is Enough in Your Data Center? – Closing Remarks

    In Part 1 I explained the problem with the “percent leakage” term and I proposed more practical metrics. In Part 2, I got into the actual testing we did in... Read more » The post Getting it...

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  • Results are in! Our Study Measuring the Different Levels of Data Center Air Containment

    Results are in! Our Study Measuring the Different Levels of Data Center Air Containment

    In an earlier blog I explained the problem with “percent leakage” in regards to air containment and I proposed some more practical metrics. To quantify these metrics, we set up... Read more » The...

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  • Getting it Right – How Much Air Containment is Enough in Your Data Center?

    Getting it Right – How Much Air Containment is Enough in Your Data Center?

    This is a common question we’ve heard enough times that we decided to test containment across a range of “leakiness” and came up with some practical guidance. You may have... Read more » The post...

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  • Accommodate the Growth of Your Business with Edge Micro Data Centers – New Meet the Experts Video Explains

    Accommodate the Growth of Your Business with Edge Micro Data Centers – New Meet the Experts Video Explains

    There are trends and technologies making it more realistic for companies to forego building their own centralized data centers, and instead use the spare space, power, and cooling capacity of... ...

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  • “You Ask, We Answer” Video Series Takes You Inside the Minds of Schneider Electric Data Center Design Experts

    “You Ask, We Answer” Video Series Takes You Inside the Minds of Schneider Electric Data Center Design Experts

    I’m responsible for the Data Center Science Center (DCSC), a small group of research analysts at Schneider Electric, whose mission is to understand new data center technologies and trends and... ...

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  • Remote Monitoring Lets You Manage Your Data Center at Your Fingertips

    I’ve been using my mobile banking app for several years now and I have to say, it’s a time saver. Think about what you had to do 10 years ago... Read more » The post Remote Monitoring Lets You...

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  • 7 Tips for Successful DCIM Deployments: A User’s Perspective from Peak 10 + ViaWest Data Centers

    7 Tips for Successful DCIM Deployments: A User’s Perspective from Peak 10 + ViaWest Data Centers

    I recently had the pleasure of having dinner with Dan Harman, Building Automation Systems Engineer at Peak 10 + ViaWest. Dan’s has many years of first-hand experience with deploying data... Read...

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  • The value of simplification

    The value of simplification

    “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it enough.” – Albert Einstein “Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.” – Thomas Mann... Read more...

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  • Why don’t we know how much Airflow IT Equipment Requires?

    Why don’t we know how much Airflow IT Equipment Requires?

    If you’ve ever tried to find how much airflow a new server requires, then you’ve experienced the frustration of burning precious time to no avail.  Finding server airflow requirements should... ...

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