Windows Server 2012 Licensing – Which Edition Is Right for You?

There is only one way of licensing Server 2012, so as long as you understand how the licensing works, the real decision you are faced with is picking the Standard or Data Center Edition. Continue reading

208-Volt Power vs 110-Volt Power

Author: Dave Norwood

The United States is slowly seeing the benefits of 208-volt power over 110-volt.  I didn’t truly understand the benefits until I ran into a problem with a large 4-processor Intel server.  Turns out that this particular server with four power supplies, only needed two to run when fed 208-volt, but needed three power supplies when fed 110-volt.  This became a problem when the client had dual power busses (sources/feeds) and one bus lost power.  Continue reading