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.

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

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

Simplify the Future by Unifying the Data Center

Today, most CIOs and technology executives feel both the urgency to transform their data centers and the frustration of being trapped in the past. A trend for 2012 is toward is a unified fabric based network that integrates technology silos, reduces cos and creates the flexibility business growth. 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