Data Center Economics: Build vs. Buy

Does it make more sense to build your own data center, use a colocation center to house your gear, or lease turn-key space from a wholesale data center provider? Capital, control, speed to market and the size of the requirement are all key considerations in determining the best approach. Read More

Following CA Deal, Nimsoft Gaining Traction

Nimsoft scored another big win in the cloud sector, as SoftLayer Technologies said it will standardize on Nimsoft and deploy its monitoring solution on more than 25,000 systems. Last month Rackspace Hosting (RAX) also standardized on Nimseoft. Read More

Uptime Institute to Offer Operations Standard

The Uptime Institute is expanding its data center classification offerings to add a standard for operations, which will be designed to complement the group’s Tier system. The Operational Sustainability Standard will be based on management and operations, building characteristics, and site location. Read More

Data Center Monitoring Key to Cost Savings

This white paper from Aperture explores how real-time access to key data center metrics can help effectively plan and manage capacity, right-size the data center to meet business demands, improve operational efficiency and prevent outages. Read More

CA Buys NimSoft As Cloud Spree Continues

CA today continued its cloud computing buying spree, announcing that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire monitoring provider Nimsoft, Inc. for $350 million in cash. The deal follows CA’s recent acquisitions of Cassatt, NetQoS and Oblicore and the planned acquisition of 3Tera. Read More

Emerson Launches Aperture Resource Manager

Emerson Network Power is introducing Aperture Integrated Resource Manager, a new tool to help data center managers improve efficiency and better manage capacity to extend the lifespan of existing infrastructure resources. Read More

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