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.

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

Streamlining Colocation

Colocation is a common IT model that has enhanced data center proficiency. With the technological advances of the cloud, the enterprise has benefitted from this model but what happens when substantial infrastructure growth is on the horizon. The answer is provided in this whitepaper “Consolidating Data Center Support: Choosing one global provider for multiple markets and applications.” Read More

Live Webcast – The World of Many Clouds

The Cloud has revolutionized the internet. Now organizations of different sizes and missions can take advantage of computing power that seemed well out of reach in the not so distant past. However there are many Cloud choices such as public or private, hybrid, hosted or shared. There are also many questions around whether to customize or work from a turnkey solution and what investment strategy to consider. Read More

Storage, Virtualization and Enhancing the Cloud

The subject matter experts at Dell present “The cloud awaits: Storage for the growing virtualized infrastructure.” This technical whitepaper explains the benefits behind the integration of Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series iSCSI SANs and VMware® vSphere™ virtualization software. Read More

Data Center Energy Efficiency Strategies

A major concern for the IT professional administering the cost and efficiency of the data center is energy consumption. This information rich whitepaper, Tackling Today’s Data Center Energy Efficiency Challenges – A Software-Oriented Approach, is a detailed explanation of dealing with the energy questions by the subject matter experts at Schneider Electric and in particular their Square D Engineering Services team. Read More

Rethink Power Monitoring

In “Power Monitoring for Modern Data Centers” noted Electrical Engineer, Reza Tajali, P.E. of Square D Power Systems Engineering, offers a quick but insightful understanding of data center energy consumption and how to measure it. Read More