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.

Benefits of Data Center Containment

The data center is fraught with power and cooling challenges. For every 50 kW of power the data center feeds to an aisle, the same facilities typically apply 100-150 kW of cooling to maintain desirable equipment inlet temperatures. Most legacy data centers waste more than 60% of that cooling energy in the form of bypass air. Read More

Approaches to Data Center Containment

The data center is fraught with power and cooling challenges. For every 50 kW of power the data center feeds to an aisle, the same facilities typically apply 100-150 kW of cooling to maintain desirable equipment inlet temperatures. Most legacy data centers waste more than 60% of that cooling energy in the form of bypass air. Read More

DCK Guide to Data Center Containment

Data center operators understand how the growing demand for compute cycles, web-based applications and content are driving data centers to find new ways to keep power consumption in check. While doing so, enterprise data centers managers continue to struggle to add highly dense computing capacity in the same space. Data center airflow management cuts energy costs while enabling affordable, scalable, modular growth of compute pods in the facility. Read More

Cloud: What an Enterprise Must Know

The term “cloud computing” can have many different meanings to various organizations. IT executives are beginning to widely adopt the technology, even though there is still some confusion of the technology. Cloud computing isn’t just one component or solution; rather, it’s a combination of underlying pieces all put together to… Read More

Choosing a Green Colocation Provider

Currently, there are many data center providers offering “green” solutions. The question becomes this: How do I know these data centers are truly green and how do I know that this will save me money? This white paper offer Internap’s view on the subject. Read More

How to Optimize Internet Performance

As business drivers demand more out of regular Internet usage, questions around performance and optimization will usually quickly follow. Bandwidth and understanding optimization methodologies are important considerations revolving around the use of the Wide Area Network. With the reliance on Internet services and its methods of delivery, more managers are asking “Can we afford not to enhance our Internet performance?” Read More