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.

2011 Data Center Market Insight Report

Data Center Knowledge surveyed its audience of over 225,000 data center operators on a variety of questions about their data center strategies and growth plans. One of the new questions this year asked about their key challenges and concern. Read More

Data Center Consolidation: Managing Expectations

Mergers, acquisitions, right sizing and a host of other initiatives often lead to the consolidation of data centers. These projects birth a host of stakeholders from the C level to the technician with each one bearing a different agenda and criteria for success. Meeting expectations is a project within the project and this Gartner Report specifically addresses these management issues.
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Data Center Knowledge Market Insights

Every year Data Center Knowledge survey’s its readers to gain insights on the trends in the data center industry. This information is used to help us provide the most relevant editorial for data center operators. All survey responses will be anonymous and the typical time to take the survey is about 5 minutes. Like last year we will be giving away one iPad2 to a random survey respondent. Read More

Understanding the Advent of DCIM

As a data center professional you have witnessed the growth of technology, and the subsequent limitation of space and power. DCIM is the technology to help the three principal groups within the data center – facilities, networking and systems address the major issues of asset management, system provisioning, space and resource utilization and future capacity planning Read More

True Costs of Data Center Downtime

The adage, you can’t understand what you can’t measure is particularly true in trying to determine the cost of data center downtime. All levels of the Enterprise know that the price may be significant but there really hasn’t been a concrete way of measuring the issue. Read More

The “How To” of Virtualization Backup and DR

The Inherent issue with the data center professional for the small to medium business (SMB) is the “many hats” syndrome. The SMB rarely has a specialized IT team and this leads to challenges in dealing with highly technical issues such as virtualized backup and recovery – an area that requires a certain dedication and expertise. This whitepaper offers some practical advice on dealing with this critical area of business where downtime has serious repercussions.
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Why DCIM, Why Now.

Barry J. Needle, President, AGO Research, in a paper sponsored by Power Analytics provides a look into what data center infrastructure management is and why it is the key to managing the data center of the future. DCIM, as he explains, comprises systems performance management and building management systems. This paper focuses on systems performance and DCIM tools.
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5 Tips for Virtual SMB Backup and Recovery

The Small to Medium Business (SMB) faces many challenges in resource allocation. among them is administering backup and recovery. Bring virtualization into the mix and even more pieces are added to the puzzle. In this whitepaper Quest Software addresses these issues and offers five sound suggestions to the SMB Data Center professional Read More