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.

Combating Downtime, Assuring Availability

In the whitepaper, “Addressing the Leading Root Causes of Downtime” Emerson Network Power continues educating the data center professional on business critical continuity. Noted is the trend of decision makers to put limited resources toward consolidation and cost reduction over availability. This trend may be a gamble as a number… Read More

Commercial Success with Cloud-Ready Services

Are you considering optimizing your data center to deliver cloud-ready services? This technology rich white paper explains how the IT expertise of HP combined with the network knowledge of Alcatel-Lucent can help you to create a competitive infrastructure advantage. Key among the needs for such a move is carrier-grade scalability and network agility – areas of expertise that have been researched and developed by these industry leading companies. Read More

Virtualization – Post Implementation Considerations

Raritan provides a compelling discussion in this whitepaper entitled, Virtualization and Data Center Management: Managing the complexities of virtualization. The premise is in understanding the benefits behind having a single audited solution for all servers whether physical or virtual. Read More

Data Center Design Remains a Key Area of Interest

Data Center Knowledge conducted its 2011 survey of enterprise class data center operators and found that data center design is still the top area of interest. Power and cooling has moved up the list from number three as the second overall area of interest. The newest and fastest rising area of interest at 70% is Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM). Read More

2012 Data Center Market Insights Report

The data center market is undergoing a period of growth and innovation, with over 51% of the respondent reporting plans to expand their data center operation in 2012. The trends identified in this report will help business and technology leaders in the enterprise space understand what their peers are doing to keep up with the rapid increase in new technologies and demands impacting their data center strategies. Read More

Getting Data Center Transformation Right

“Data Center Transformations: Simplify data center build outs, consolidations and acquisitions with IT infrastructure management solutions” is a five step guide that shows not only how to upgrade but how to sell the business side of the enterprise on updated processes. Read More