White Papers

Data Center Energy Efficiency Strategies

A major concern for the IT professional administering the cost and efficiency of the data center is energy consumption. This information rich whitepaper, Tackling Today’s Data Center Energy Efficiency Challenges – A Software-Oriented Approach, is a detailed explanation of dealing with the energy questions by the subject matter experts at Schneider Electric and in particular their Square D Engineering Services team. Read More

Making the Most of an Integrated Infrastructure

Maximizing Data Center Efficiency, Capacity and Availability through Integrated Infrastructure by Emerson Network Power is a smart and logically formatted whitepaper. It outlines typical pain points for the data center professional, as well as best practices that will help to increase efficiency and add value to the bottom line. Read More

Rethink Power Monitoring

In “Power Monitoring for Modern Data Centers” noted Electrical Engineer, Reza Tajali, P.E. of Square D Power Systems Engineering, offers a quick but insightful understanding of data center energy consumption and how to measure it. Read More

Circuit Breaker Guidelines for Data Centers

This whitepaper entitled, “Low Voltage Circuit Breaker Guidelines for Data Centers” from Schneider Electric’s Square D Power Systems Engineering group surmises that “circuit breaker reliability is the key to data center reliability.” The paper emphasizes that consulting engineers and end users need to grasp design maintenance basics and that this baseline knowledge will ensure max reliability. Read More

The Recovery Challenge for IT Executives

IT executives are constantly challenged and in the gray area of determining the best Recovery strategy the questions become even grayer. Planning for the unknown is always a matter of speculation but in this whitepaper “Top Recovery Problems Facing IT Executives” by Sungard, three universal issues are offered for speculation to the reader. Read More

How the Cloud can Enhance Application Recovery

This whitepaper, in the continuing series from SunGard, addresses the subject of cloud based application recovery. It is a look at the best practices that the data center professional should consider and why IT application recovery in the cloud makes sense. Read More

Backup: Tape vs. Online

The tape vs. online backup debate is the theme of this whitepaper from Sungard. In their continuing series examining data center strategies the authors bring a straight forward explanation of this argument as well as providing insight for the forward thinking IT professional. In a practical way they make an… Read More

The Common Sense of Online Backup

Are you considering a new solution for backup? A hard examination of what that will take may be daunting. In this Sungard whitepaper “Five Simple Steps for Transforming Your Application Backup with Online Recovery Services” learn how to approach the issue both methodically and economically. Read More

Minimize Downtime with Proper Management

In “Strategies for Minimizing Downtime by Managing Change,” Sungard makes a case that the best disaster recovery plans are often well conceived but poorly nurtured. The reason is a lack of resources. This whitepaper uses statistical data from a Forrester research study to prove the point that only a small percentage of organizations adhere to the proper standard of annual testing and continual updates of their disaster recovery strategy. Read More

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