22446 Davis Drive, Suite 187, Sterling, VA 20164 703.796.6070
/About Us/Blog
  • What’s New From SC19, the International HPC Conference

    sc19 conference

    In mid-November, Lee Piazza and I had the opportunity to attend an international high-performance computing (HPC) conference called SC19 (SuperComputing19), in Denver, Colorado.  In this blog, I’d like to share a few observations from our trip. My initial reaction when I walked onto the exhibit floor was one of pure shock and amazement at the… Read More »

  • The Next Big Thing in Data Centers – Decommissioning

    before and after decommission

    Two decades ago, if someone used the phrase “data center” in a sentence, the mental image would bear little resemblance to the massive 100MW+ hyperscale cloud facilities popping up around the country.  In those early days of ecommerce, a single IT cabinet with eight 4U servers consuming 2 kW of power was considered state-of-the-art.  Most… Read More »

  • Blowing Up Industry Standards in the Data Center Industry

    Immersion Cooling, industry standards

    The development of “standards” is a common evolutionary story in every industry.  Data centers are not unique in that respect.  If you stand in the center of Waxpool Road and Loudoun County Parkway in Ashburn (which I would not recommend) you can look in multiple directions and see data centers that were designed and built… Read More »

  • Here’s How to Handle Technology Deployments While Keeping the Other Balls in the Air

    First, let’s boil this down. Why do data centers exist? Why does technology exist? It’s actually quite simple really…to meet a business need.  When those needs change, a business has to be able to react quickly and implement new technology that best serves its customers’ demands. How does a person manage to upgrade technology across… Read More »

  • Top Ten Ways to Protect Your Building and Pipes from the Polar Vortex

    Don’t let this polar vortex get the best of you, be prepared for the cold with these ten ways to prepare and protect your building.  1. Don’t Just Turn Off the Water  Drain the water from the pipe leading to the hose bibb and take off the hose if it is still attached to the… Read More »