Industry Perspectives

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

Is Your Data Center Ready for Cyber Monday?

Emerson Network PowerPETER PANFIL
Emerson Network Power

The majority of data center downtime was related to inadequate investments in a high-availability infrastructure. In fact, more than half of data center professionals polled agreed the majority of downtime events could have been prevented, writes Peter Panfil of Emerson Network Power. Read More

Data Center Efficiencies – A Look at The End-User

Bill Kleyman<br />MTM TechnologiesBill Kleyman
MTM Technologies

Efficiencies built around the end-user computing experience can actually help create a more robust data center environment. This is where technologies around user virtualization can really help. The idea here is to abstract the user from the hardware layer, writes Bill Kleyman of MTM Technologies. Read More

Hurricane Sandy Post-Mortem: Will Your Critical IT Systems Survive Another Major Power Outage?


The Hurricane Sandy event that hit the Northeast confirms that the use of diesel fuel to run backup generators, the location of the critical systems and primary data center as well as the geographic location of backup sites are significant to sustaining the ongoing critical operations for organizations, writes Vince Pelly of Citihub. Read More

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