Retailer Web Sites, Apps Brace for Black Friday

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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

Applying Data Center Infrastructure Management in Colocation Data Centers

Today’s modern data center requires organizations to run as optimally and efficiently as possible. This means introducing technologies such as data center infrastructure management (DCIM). According to a September 2012 Data Center Knowledge survey 70% of our audience are using or planning a move to colocation providers. It has become more important than ever to have a solid management platform overseeing the processes of a data center. Read More

Tom Roberts Named New President of AFCOM

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Data center industry veteran Tom Roberts is the new president of AFCOM, the leading association for data center managers, the group announced today. Roberts steps into AFCOM’s top position after years of experience as president of a local AFCOM chapter and serving on the board of AFCOM’s Data Center Institute. Read More