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.

DCK Guide to Enterprise Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge has partnered with Nemertes Research to create the Data Center Knowledge Enterprise Channel with the goal of providing enterprise class data center managers with the strategies, tips, and knowledge they need to stay informed in a business that is changing every day. This report recaps the strategies covered over the past three months. Read More

Reclaim Wasted Data Center Cooling Capacity

High-density equipment within data center infrastructure is becoming more common, and yet many data centers are not adequately equipped to handle the additional cooling requirements. Because of this, cooling issues such as recirculation and mixing of hot and cool air, as well as poorly controlled humidity are becoming more costly. Read More

Cooling Servers In Winter Months

Keeping temperature-sensitive IT equipment cool in heated buildings during the winter months has become critical. This white paper from MovinCool examines the benefits of using ceiling-mount air conditioners to keep server rooms and closets cool inside heated buildings. Read More

Energy Efficient Free Cooling for Data Centers

Smart Approaches to Energy-Efficient Free-Cooling for Data Centers is a white paper that explains what Data Center professionals need to know about utilizing outdoor air as a tool to optimize energy savings and climate control within the data center facility. Read More

Properly Developing Business Continuity

Today’s headlines are unsettling with natural disaster stories from floods to earthquakes and even if this seems unlikely to your business, there is a real possibility of something like a fire. The key to avoiding being shut down is to have a business continuity strategy that protects the critical systems of your business. Read More

Planning for Disaster Recovery

In “Five Reasons Why Disaster Recovery Plans Fail,” Sungard looks at factors that can derail DR planning efforts. To have a plan and not treat it as a living and integral part of the IT strategy is foolish. Read More

DCIM: Giving Business a Competitive Advantage

The data center has emerged as a strategic tool in the overall corporate objective. This whitepaper examines the various justifications for a DCIM solution and how it helps to optimize systems that generate revenue, provide customer service and assist organizational assets. Read More