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
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
Data Center Scalability & Capacity Planning: Build vs. Buy – Considerations When Investing in IT Infrastructure is a brief but very thoughtful white paper that can help your through this critical phase of business and IT growth. Read More
“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
Emerson Network Power has released a new data-rich whitepaper entitled “Seven Best Practices for Increasing Efficiency, Availability and Capacity: The Enterprise Data Center Design Guide.” Read More
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.
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
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 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.
Barry J. Needle, President, AGO Research, in a paper sponsored by Power Analytics provides a look into what data center infrastructure management is and why it is the key to managing the data center of the future. DCIM, as he explains, comprises systems performance management and building management systems. This paper focuses on systems performance and DCIM tools.
Additional White Papers Articles
- 5 Tips for Virtual SMB Backup and Recovery
- The How To of Virtualization Backup
- DCIM: Ten Steps to Data Center Efficiency
- DCIM: Creating a Holistic and Efficient Data Center
- The Cost of Data Center Cooling
- Aberdeen Research: Quantifying Downtime
- How to Resolve Ground Relay Tripping
- Evaluating HP’s Thermal Logic
- Measuring Efficiency through Modeling
- A Strategy for Long Term Power
- Top Data Center White Papers
- Cloud Risky to Cloud Ready – Step 1
- Consolidating – Consider the Rest of the Equation
- Is Your Data Center Cloud Ready?
- A UNIX comparison – HP, AIX and Solaris