Data Center Links

I thought I would collect some links on Data Center:
http://www.cio.gov/modules/ – the US government owns 2100 data centres and plans to consolidate those to 800 by 2015.
http://www.cio.gov/pages.cfm/page/FDCCI

http://www.uptimesoftware.com/ = tier definitions for data center

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/ = great source of information

http://www.datacenterpulse.org/ = as above & home of the dcp stack

 

http://notesfromtheconsultantsjungle.com/ = useful knowledge

http://tc99.ashraetcs.org/ = ASHRAE heat guidelines

http://www.afcom.com/ = organizers of Data Center World

http://www.datacenterjournal.com/ and http://datacenterjournal.idigitaledition.com/?page=1

http://virtualizationreview.com/ = annoying advert on every page, but otherwise good

http://www.datacentreawards.com/past-winners

http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/ http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/ http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/ http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/

Some events: 23-24 May 2012, Nice. http://www.datacentres2012.com/ 14-17 May 2012, Santa Clara, California. Uptime Institute Symposium 2012 = http://www.datacenterjournal.com/press-release/uptime-institute-announces-7th-annual-symposium-featuring-digital-infrastructure-convergence-theme-and-a-modular-data-center-campus/

And of course the analysts: Gartner, IDC, Forrester, etc.

STANDARDS

SAS 70, SSAE 16, SOC 2 and SOC 3 Data Center Standards: http://resource.onlinetech.com/sas-70-ssae-16-soc-2-and-soc-3-data-center-standards/

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/01/19/aicpa-fumbles-audit-standards-at-the-5-yard-line/