Stories by Brian Chee, Curtis Franklin Jr. and Oliver Rist

Five lessons of a datacentre overhaul

What are the three most important ingredients of a successful project? Planning, planning, planning. For our datacentre makeover at the University of Hawaii's School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, we planned early and often, and still got bit by last-minute surprises and devilish details that cost us time and money. We'll do it a little different next time. You too can learn from our mistakes.