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; 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.

Virtualization: A Driver of Data Center Growth

Contrary to the initial beliefs of some experts (and media personalities like JimCramer) virtualization technologies are actually driving growth in the data center industry. This white paper from Digital Realty Trust explains why virtualization is boosting demand for space. Read More

Tackling Data Center Energy Efficiency Challenges

Advances in server equipment and the need for high density computing continue to drive up energy consumption in the data center. This white paper from Schneider Electric outlines a software-based approach to the data gathering, trending, and analysis that are necessary to apply a successful energy efficiency measures in data center environments. Read More

Fiber Testing Best Practices Guide

As data center operators upgrade their network to 10 Gigabit Ethernet, they need to consider their cabling. This handy best practices guide from Fluke Networks offer important tips from handling, testing and troubleshooting your fiber network. Read More

Reduce Power and Cooling Costs with Virtualization

This white paper discusses the benefits virtualization offers and how the next generation of servers can provide up to 27 times more compute capability than the previous generation servers. Best of all, in the examples shown some operators found these strategies paid for themselves in as little as two months. Read More

Taking the Enterprise Data Center into the Cloud

Ready to work in the cloud? Get a detailed overview of cloud computing technology— common types of architectures/services and driving factors and perceived risks impacting widespread adoption. Learn best practices for optimizing critical systems for cloud deployment in existing facilities and forging a path toward an integrated DCIM approach. Read More

Transforming Your Data Center

At this time of year many data center operators are thinking about what their data center should look like a few years down the road. This latest white paper from HP, available in the Data Center Knowledge Whiter Paper Library, discusses ways to transform your data center and form the foundation for future growth. Read More