Top Data Center White Papers

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Here are the top 3 data center white papers for May, 2011 from the Data Center Knowledge White Paper Library:

Optimize Your Data Center Operations
This white paper from IDC Research explains how the new HP Blade Systems enables IT organizations to simplify the deployment of infrastructure and business services through converged infrastructure. If you are currently focused on optimizing datacenter operations and undertaking consolidation initiatives you will want to read this analysis.

POD Architecture 2.0 – Building Data Centers
This white paper from Digital Realty Trust goes into how  a data center is more than the critical IT equipment that are housed within its walls. They are first and foremost rooms of power and climate control. Space that needs to be architecturally planned and quality constructed. As with any construction project there is an immense amount of planning and expense. For your data center build out why not consider a prefabricated data center. Take the planning, design and build out off of the construction critical path and treat the data center design as a deliverable. Then you can reduce capital outlay, while enhancing your design flexibility. Learn more.

Rack Hygiene
The data center manager is looking for every edge in cooling efficiency. The subject warrants many considerations and one major area is airflow stream. A rather obvious solution but often overlooked is the rack. In this white paper from Eaton Wright Line industry veteran, Edward Eacueo, presents both a compelling discussion as well as practical advice on optimizing airflow through, in, and around the rack, also known as, “Rack Hygiene.” Learn more about how you can enhance airflow and its role in data center energy management.

Please visit the Data Center Knowledge White Paper Library for more resource to help you plan, build and manage your data centers.

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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