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POD Architecture 2.0 – Prefabricated Data Centers

Data Centers are more than the critical IT equipment that are housed within its walls. They are first and foremost rooms of power and climate control. Space that needs to be architecturally planned and quality constructed. As with any construction project there is an immense amount of planning and expense. Read More

Know Your Cloud

“Cloud Risky to Cloud Ready” is a new series from Emerson Network Power, examining the premise that cloud computing is a matter of understanding what you’re getting into, creating a plan and utilizing proven technology. Read More

Optimizing Your Data Center for Cloud

As the Data Center evolves, forward thinking professionals have to balance the promise of emerging technology with the practical side of cost. In “Taking the Enterprise Data Center into the Cloud” the reader will find a great explanation of what is logical and what is risky. Read More

Rack Hygiene

In this whitepaper industry veteran, Edward Eacueo, presents both a compelling discussion as well as practical advice on optimizing airflow through, in, and around the rack, also known as, “Rack Hygiene.” Read More

The Value of UNIX for Mission-Critical Workloads

While Linux shipments may be growing faster than shipments of UNIX, there remains a substantial group of enterprises that continue to use UNIX for mission-critical workloads. This research report from Forrester Consulting highlights why enterprises continue to use UNIX in the face of increasingly robust Linux offerings.
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Case Studies on Data Center Virtualization

Ongoing power and cooling costs are forcing many data center operators to look for ways to reduce costs and tackle the complexity of their legacy IT infrastructures. One way many organizations attack this problem, as highlighted in this white paper from HP is to consolidate the existing number of systems, using virtualization. Read More

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