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The Growing Importance of ITaaS

With the advances of virtualization and cloud computing, IT is now changing focus, moving away from cost optimization and focusing on improving business processes and transforming their operating models and infrastructure into environments previously seen in cloud computing providers. Read More

Cooling Servers In Winter Months

Keeping temperature-sensitive IT equipment cool in heated buildings during the winter months has become critical. This white paper from MovinCool examines the benefits of using ceiling-mount air conditioners to keep server rooms and closets cool inside heated buildings. Read More

Space vs. Power: Understanding Colocation Options

Data center users are increasingly likely to run out of power before they run out of space. This white paper from SunGard examines the relationship between wattage and floor space in data centers, and how users can make intelligent choices on their capacity requirements. Read More

Build or Buy? 6 Key Factors to Help You Decide

The “build or buy” decision about data enter expansion will affect a company and its bottom line for decades and should therefore be weighed very carefully. This White Paper from CyrusOne thoroughly examines six key factors to consider in evaluating this decision. Read More

Energy Efficient Free Cooling for Data Centers

Smart Approaches to Energy-Efficient Free-Cooling for Data Centers is a white paper that explains what Data Center professionals need to know about utilizing outdoor air as a tool to optimize energy savings and climate control within the data center facility. Read More

Properly Developing Business Continuity

Today’s headlines are unsettling with natural disaster stories from floods to earthquakes and even if this seems unlikely to your business, there is a real possibility of something like a fire. The key to avoiding being shut down is to have a business continuity strategy that protects the critical systems of your business. Read More

Planning for Disaster Recovery

In “Five Reasons Why Disaster Recovery Plans Fail,” Sungard looks at factors that can derail DR planning efforts. To have a plan and not treat it as a living and integral part of the IT strategy is foolish. Read More

DCIM: Giving Business a Competitive Advantage

The data center has emerged as a strategic tool in the overall corporate objective. This whitepaper examines the various justifications for a DCIM solution and how it helps to optimize systems that generate revenue, provide customer service and assist organizational assets. Read More

Monitoring Power and Optimizing Operations

In “Power System Event Reconstruction Technologies for Modern Data Centers,” Schneider Electric make the case that an electrical incident may not lead to an outage but possibly to an operating condition with serious economic and performance issues. Read More

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