Author Archives: Industry Perspectives

Using DCIM To Achieve Simplicity in Face of Complexity

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To achieve simplicity in the face of complexity, your data center and IT staff should seek to better understand system impacts in the data center across all roles and functions, writes Lara Greden of CA Technologies. This will enable your team to enhance uptime and availability, reduce costs, and improve execution to deliver top line results. Read More

How to Prepare Private Cloud Services with a Hybrid Cloud Future in Mind

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Both the value and types of hybrid cloud models available are expanding, writes Adam Fore of NetApp. And this means IT managers need to re-think their approach, using their expertise to assess cloud services and deploy applications to the best-suited resource, public cloud, private cloud, or infrastructure, thus becoming service brokers instead of infrastructure builders. Read More

7 Tips for Managing Preventive Maintenance at Data Centers

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Preventative maintenance ensures maximum reliability by taking precautionary and proactive steps to reduce unscheduled equipment downtime and other avoidable failures. The purpose of preventive maintenance is to institute scheduled inspections so that defects can be spotted before they evolve into something more severe, writes Jeff O’Brien of Maintenance Assistant. Read More

Pre-fabrication: A New Way of Architecting Data Centers

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Today, data centers must be able to keep up with the pace of business where computing demands continue to increase at warp speed, and many managers are finding that legacy infrastructure can be expensive and difficult to scale as needed, writes Steven Carlini of Schneider Electric. To avoid these legacy problems, downtime and other issues, data center and facility managers are considering a recent innovation that will mitigate these difficulties: pre-fabricated architecture.
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