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Managed Hosting Buyer’s Guide

Managed hosting, in which providers own and manage the equipment, leasing full control to the client, is growing in popularity among data center owners. It offers a variety of advantages to IT organizations and companies. This white paper from Internap provides an everything-you-need-to-know guide to managed hosting, offering an overview of the service, as well as detailed steps to take when deciding if managed hosting is something your data center wishes to pursue.
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How Much Containment Is Enough?

There is no one answer to optimum degree of containment because architectural environments, business objectives, deployment constraints and cost-benefit curves all weigh on the decision. In opting for aisle containment, data center operators can realize very quick returns on the investment. Read More

Cloud Hosting Buyer’s Guide

With the proliferation of cloud service providers over the last few years, organizations are no longer asking whether a cloud solution is appropriate for them, but rather, which cloud solution is. Selecting the right cloud solution requires thorough analysis into the level of security, control, customization and support your business requires. Read More

The Modular Data Center Conundrum

The term “modular” is so frequently used in today’s data center industry that it can often be confusing for customers to decipher which application best suits their needs. These solutions, no matter how tenuously their relationship to modularity, are the products of organizations’ growing need to add data center capacity. This means that customers must frequently accept solutions that only partially address their requirements. Read More

10GBASE-T Ecosystem Is Ready for Broad Adoption

10GBASE-T wiring technology has been greatly beneficial to Ethernet operations, providing great flexibility in network design and requisite backward compatibility that allows most end users to transparently upgrade from 10/100/1000-Mbps networks. The ecosystem is now in place for 10GBASE-T to be widely adopted. Read More

How to Choose a Green Colocation Provider

Increases in energy costs have greatly impacted the operational costs of data centers, especially the costs to cool and power facilities.  Going in a more “green” direction within the data center can significantly reduce an organization’s costs as well as its carbon footprint.  Deciding which green service provider to choose… Read More

Real-Time Power Data and the Bottom Line

Software that provides model-validated analytics of electrical power systems allows comparison of real-time conditions – like breaker and switch states and load distributions – to a computerized representation of as-designed system in an identical state. This allows data center operators to minimize underutilization of design system capacity and realize future returns on capacity expansion. Read More

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