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Is Your Data Center Ready for STUXNET?

The STUXNET worm initially spreads indiscriminately, but includes a highly specialized malware payload that is designed to target Siemens Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems that control and monitor specific industrial processes common in a data center. This has operators of mission critical data centers concerned about any security gaps between IT and facilities systems. Read More

The Need for Intelligent DDoS Mitigation Systems

Recently, the size and frequency of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. has grown as attackers take advantage of botnets to overwhelm network infrastructure. Companies and IT service providers with Internet-facing services must now be prepared to protect themselves and their customer from several types of DDoS attacks. Read More

Data Center Capacity Planning

Is the future of the cloud the biggest topic among IT infrastructure decision makers? Not according to many experienced data center professionals, who cite future capacity planning as a key concern, as reflected in a new white paper from QTS. Read More

Growth via a Virtual Private Data Center

If you have been considering outsourcing some of your IT infrastructure, or simply wondering how the cloud might work with your scalability and security needs you’ll find this case study provides good insights on the benefits of a virtual private data center. Read More

Virtualization: A Driver of Data Center Growth

Contrary to the initial beliefs of some experts (and media personalities like JimCramer) virtualization technologies are actually driving growth in the data center industry. This white paper from Digital Realty Trust explains why virtualization is boosting demand for space. Read More

Tackling Data Center Energy Efficiency Challenges

Advances in server equipment and the need for high density computing continue to drive up energy consumption in the data center. This white paper from Schneider Electric outlines a software-based approach to the data gathering, trending, and analysis that are necessary to apply a successful energy efficiency measures in data center environments. Read More

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