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Taking the Enterprise Data Center into the Cloud

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The ability to dynamically scale the enterprise data center, while running a “right–sized” private infrastructure has long been a priority of CIOs and data center operators. Few technology trends have generated as much buzz throughout the data center community as cloud computing. It is clear that interest in cloud computing will continue to increase as organizations are challenged to respond to changes in demand in the most cost-effective way possible. However, there remains significant confusion in many circles as to what cloud computing actually is, as well as which best practices should be observed in order to experience the benefits of adoption while mitigating potential risks and preparing for the next generation of data center management technologies.

This white paper from Emerson Liebert provides a detailed overview of cloud computing technology, including a standard definition of cloud computing, common types of cloud architectures and services, and driving factors and perceived risks impacting widespread adoption. It also examines best practices for optimizing critical systems for the deployment of cloud architectures in existing facilities, including implementing a high-density systems configuration, optimizing power architectures for high availability and mitigating complexities with a robust monitoring and management platform. Finally, it will look ahead to how the integration of next-generation technologies forges a path toward an integrated approach to data center infrastructure management (DCIM), in addition to enhancing the availability of today’s cloud deployments.

Learn best practices for optimizing critical systems for cloud deployment in existing facilities and forging a path toward an integrated DCIM approach. Click here to download this white paper on flexible, high-availability cloud computing infrastructure for your data center.

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About the Author

Kevin Normandeau, is a veteran of the technology publishing industry having worked at a variety of technology sites including PC World; AOL Computing; Network World; Geek.com and International Data Group (IDG). Kevin lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. When he is not in front of the computer (which is most of the time) he likes to get out to ski, hike and mountain bike.

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