Author Archives: Kevin Normandeau

About Kevin Normandeau

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.

Optimizing Your Data Center for Cloud

As the Data Center evolves, forward thinking professionals have to balance the promise of emerging technology with the practical side of cost. In “Taking the Enterprise Data Center into the Cloud” the reader will find a great explanation of what is logical and what is risky. Read More

Rack Hygiene

In this whitepaper 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.” Read More

The Value of UNIX for Mission-Critical Workloads

While Linux shipments may be growing faster than shipments of UNIX, there remains a substantial group of enterprises that continue to use UNIX for mission-critical workloads. This research report from Forrester Consulting highlights why enterprises continue to use UNIX in the face of increasingly robust Linux offerings.
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Case Studies on Data Center Virtualization

Ongoing power and cooling costs are forcing many data center operators to look for ways to reduce costs and tackle the complexity of their legacy IT infrastructures. One way many organizations attack this problem, as highlighted in this white paper from HP is to consolidate the existing number of systems, using virtualization. Read More

Power Monitoring for Modern Data Centers

Modern data center power monitoring systems look nothing like the basic electricity meters from which they evolved. Today’s systems comprise sophisticated metering devices, communication networks and software. This brief white paper from Schneider Electric looks at the evolution of the data center monitoring systems and outlines several key guidelines for deployment. Read More

Optimize Your Data Center Operations

Today’s IT organizations are under pressure to continually adapt IT resources to keep pace with changing business priorities, all the while seeking methods to lower costs and improve efficiency in the data center. The racked, stacked, and wired infrastructure common in today’s data center creates obstacles in the ability to deliver and manage new applications critical to the business. Read More