Decrease Costs and Gain a Competitive Advantage By Improving DCIM

With the evolution of the modern data center come some very real – and very new – management challenges. In an effort to be competitive in the industry, many organizations have deployed new technologies in their environment. The issue is that these new tools and platforms become management challenges. The problem became apparent when numerous moving parts within a data center had to be managed by various people or numerous different software tools. Read More

Data Center Modernization: From Smart Data Centers to Enterprise Smart Grids

The evolution of the modern data center has taken place on numerous levels. Now, data center managers are looking for ways to optimize their environments and gain an upper hand on cost management. One of the biggest ways to create a more robust environment while still controlling costs is to examine how power consumption is being used within a given environment. Read More

Retailer Web Sites, Apps Brace for Black Friday


The shopping holiday season is heating up, and we’re about to hit the major black Friday and Cyber Monday peak. Never has uptime been more important and downtime more costly for retailers than during this season. Here’s a look at key factors in retail performance, and how major players are preparing their infrastructure. Read More

Cisco to Buy Cloupia to Boost UCS Automation

Cisco Systems today announced its intent to acquire Cloupia, a software company that automates converged data center infrastructure. Cloupia speeds the deployment and configuration of physical and virtual infrastructure from a single management console. Read More