Industry Perspectives

NetFlow Helps Keep Tabs on Your Network


Advanced Netflow reporting assists network managers in maintaining healthy networks, and over the last decade has impacted the field of network monitoring, writes Michael Patterson, of Plixer. Advanced Netflow reporting allows companies to report on the top applications, hosts, protocols, interfaces, subnets on their networks; detect viruses, intrusions and other unwanted behaviors; and invoice customers by providing accurate IP traffic counts. Read More

Smart Data Center Design for More Effective Cooling

Emerson Network PowerDAVE KELLEY
Emerson Network Power

As complexity and criticality grows in the data center, it is more important than ever to have efficient cooling. Dave Kelley of Liebert examines a pair of design practices data center managers can carry out on the cooling side to increase efficiency, availability and capacity. Read More

What’s The True Meaning of DCIM?


Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) systems are increasingly being deployed in the data center due to the need for complete visibility into costs and capacity, writes John Consoli of FieldView. But what does DCIM really mean? Far too many throw around the term without a full grasp of the acronym’s definition. Read More

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