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Combating Downtime, Assuring Availability

In the whitepaper, “Addressing the Leading Root Causes of Downtime” Emerson Network Power continues educating the data center professional on business critical continuity. Noted is the trend of decision makers to put limited resources toward consolidation and cost reduction over availability. This trend may be a gamble as a number… Read More

Commercial Success with Cloud-Ready Services

Are you considering optimizing your data center to deliver cloud-ready services? This technology rich white paper explains how the IT expertise of HP combined with the network knowledge of Alcatel-Lucent can help you to create a competitive infrastructure advantage. Key among the needs for such a move is carrier-grade scalability and network agility – areas of expertise that have been researched and developed by these industry leading companies. Read More

Virtualization – Post Implementation Considerations

Raritan provides a compelling discussion in this whitepaper entitled, Virtualization and Data Center Management: Managing the complexities of virtualization. The premise is in understanding the benefits behind having a single audited solution for all servers whether physical or virtual. Read More

Getting Data Center Transformation Right

“Data Center Transformations: Simplify data center build outs, consolidations and acquisitions with IT infrastructure management solutions” is a five step guide that shows not only how to upgrade but how to sell the business side of the enterprise on updated processes. Read More

Data Center Consolidation: Managing Expectations

Mergers, acquisitions, right sizing and a host of other initiatives often lead to the consolidation of data centers. These projects birth a host of stakeholders from the C level to the technician with each one bearing a different agenda and criteria for success. Meeting expectations is a project within the project and this Gartner Report specifically addresses these management issues.
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Understanding the Advent of DCIM

As a data center professional you have witnessed the growth of technology, and the subsequent limitation of space and power. DCIM is the technology to help the three principal groups within the data center – facilities, networking and systems address the major issues of asset management, system provisioning, space and resource utilization and future capacity planning Read More

True Costs of Data Center Downtime

The adage, you can’t understand what you can’t measure is particularly true in trying to determine the cost of data center downtime. All levels of the Enterprise know that the price may be significant but there really hasn’t been a concrete way of measuring the issue. Read More

The “How To” of Virtualization Backup and DR

The Inherent issue with the data center professional for the small to medium business (SMB) is the “many hats” syndrome. The SMB rarely has a specialized IT team and this leads to challenges in dealing with highly technical issues such as virtualized backup and recovery – an area that requires a certain dedication and expertise. This whitepaper offers some practical advice on dealing with this critical area of business where downtime has serious repercussions.
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