Industry Perspectives

Cable Management Decisions in the Data Center

Optical Cable Corp.IAN TIMMINS
Optical Cable Corp.

Choosing the right cabling and cable management system is one of the most important aspects of data center design. Reliability, in combination with extreme density, should guide your choice of products, writes Ian Timmins of Optical Cable Corporation. Read More

Retrofitting Cold-aisle Cocooning Doesn’t Mean Massive Disruption

Cannon TechnologiesMARK HIRST
Cannon Technologies

Working around infrastructure that has evolved over time makes retrofitting hot/cold aisle containment a challenge. Multiple data and network cable runs, cooling pipes and mismatched cabinets mean many solutions will not work effectively. Mark Hirst of Cannon Technologies looks at the options available to those who want containment, but are not sure if their environment can handle it. Read More

3 Steps to Keeping Your Cool in Cold Weather Months

MARK SILNES<br>Emerson/Liebert ServicesMARK SILNES
Emerson/Liebert Services

Winter is coming, bringing with it environmental changes that can negatively affect your data center. Now is a good time to prepare to ensure data center performance isn’t left out in the cold when frigid temperatures arrive, writes Mark Silnes, of Emerson Network Power, Liebert Services. Read More

Visualizing Trends in “Energy Per Operation”


Over the last few years, servers have become much more efficient in using power. What is less obvious are the means by which energy efficiency of computing is improved. Winston Saunders of Intel takes a look at the performance data and a more detailed look at the trends. Read More

Physical Security: Rack Security and Protection


Security ranks highly on any data center manager’s list of priorities and it’s not difficult to understand why, especially when you consider the devastating impact that downtime or data theft can have on a business, writes Mark Hirst of Cannon Technologies. Read More

E-commerce Sites Gearing Up for e-Christmas 2012

Even with experienced IT managers charged with steeling their Internet properties against the onslaught of holiday traffic, dozens of major retail sites crashed under the seasonal load last year. Christopher Hill of Hostway shares four core strategies for bulletproofing your site while also keeping it secure. Read More

Benefits of Deploying SFP+ Fiber vs. 10GBase-T


Dramatic growth in data center throughput has led to the increasing usage and demand for higher-performance servers, storage and interconnects. As a result, we are seeing the expansion of higher speed Ethernet solutions, specifically 10 and 40 gigabit Ethernet, writes Bjorn Baera of Mellanox. Read More

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