DCK Guide to Enterprise Data Centers

Every day, IT, business, and facilities managers in large enterprises must face the multitude of challenges associated with the operation of a data center. It is imperative that these managers understand the many developments that impact their approach to management both day to day and over time.

For this reason, Data Center Knowledge has partnered with Nemertes Research to create the Data Center Knowledge Enterprise Channel with the goal of providing data center managers with the strategies, tips, and knowledge they need to stay informed in a business that is changing every day.

Several trends have developed which are affecting the very core of data center management and must be considered when forming any strategies for architecture, planning, operations, and risk management. This paper recaps the trends covered over the past 3 months in the enterprise channel. It reviews their causes, providing strategies to optimize resources and reduce costs in your data center. These trends include:

  • The growing demand for collocation in a market struggling to keep up
  • Best practices (and major challenges) of data center migration
  • The build or buy decision and the inherent risks involved
  • How data center power usage efficiency (PUE) provides insight into your efficiency efforts.

Through a complete understanding of these trends data center operators are empowered to decrease costs, optimize output, and fully leverage their data centers as competitive advantages in business. Click here to down the Q1 2012 Data Center Knowledge Guide to Enterprise Data Centers from Nemertes Research.

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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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