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.

A Strategy for Long Term Power

Critical Power is a key concern for the data center strategist. As subject matter expert, Reza Tejali, P.E. of Schneider Electric explains, “(Power) Loss must be truly ‘prevented’ by prudent operational practices.” That theme is prevalent in this thought leadership whitepaper. Read More

Consolidating – Consider the Rest of the Equation

In this whitepaper Raritan explores the trend of getting more of your data center with less – less space, less equipment through technologies such as blade servers. Key to this necessary evolution is a parallel change to cooling and power and how to get the most out of that key infrastructure to control cost, uptime and extended wear of equipment.

Read More

Is Your Data Center Cloud Ready?

This whitepaper from Emerson Network Power guides you through considerations for cloud computing data centers. It gives you a series of checklists to make sure you are ready for the cloud revolution. In a very logical way this paper covers trends, technologies and preparations needed for cloud deployment. Read More

POD Architecture 2.0 – Prefabricated Data Centers

Data Centers are more than the critical IT equipment that are housed within its walls. They are first and foremost rooms of power and climate control. Space that needs to be architecturally planned and quality constructed. As with any construction project there is an immense amount of planning and expense. Read More

Know Your Cloud

“Cloud Risky to Cloud Ready” is a new series from Emerson Network Power, examining the premise that cloud computing is a matter of understanding what you’re getting into, creating a plan and utilizing proven technology. Read More