Our recent review of data centre eBooks on Kindle Store from Amazon was very fruitful! Some very nice titles are out there and we had difficulty picking a few for your consideration. Nevertheless, here comes three of our favorite titles:
The Art of the Data Center: A Look Inside the World’s Most Innovative and Compelling Computing Environments 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.
Data Center 2.0: The Sustainable Data Center Data Center 2.0: The Sustainable Data Center is an in-depth look into the steps needed to transform modern-day data centers into sustainable entities.
A sustainable data center should be environmentally viable, economically equitable, and socially bearable. Creating sustainable data centers is not a technical problem but an economic problem to be solved.
This book takes a conceptual approach to the subject of data centers and sustainability. It offers at least multiple views and aspects on sustainable data centers to allow readers to gain a better understanding and provoke thoughts on how to create sustainable data centers.
Cloud Networking: Understanding Cloud-based Data Center Networks Cloud Networking: Understanding Cloud-Based Data Center Networks explains the evolution of established networking technologies into distributed, cloud-based networks. Starting with an overview of cloud technologies, the book explains how cloud data center networks leverage distributed systems for network virtualization, storage networking, and software-defined networking. The author offers insider perspective to key components that make a cloud network possible such as switch fabric technology and data center networking standards. The final chapters look ahead to developments in architectures, fabric technology, interconnections, and more. By the end of the book, readers will understand core networking technologies and how they’re used in a cloud data center.
- Understand existing and emerging networking technologies that combine to form cloud data center networks.
- Explains the evolution of data centers from enterprise to private and public cloud networks
- Reviews network virtualization standards for multi-tenant data center environments
- Includes cutting-edge detail on the latest switch fabric technologies from the networking team in Intel