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Software-Based Energy Efficiency Strategies

Advances in server technologies and increased load densities have lead to a growing energy consumption concern among data centers. Energy efficiency is thus of high priority to the data center and its operators. This white paper outlines a software-based approach to the data gathering, trending, and analysis that are necessary to apply successful energy efficiency measures within the data center.
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Colocation and the Cloud

Colocation centers allow enterprises and cloud providers to offload the risks of growing capital costs, facility management and obsolescence and focus on their goals. Read More

Understanding Enterprise Cloud Management

Enterprises must manage many different workloads, most of which require only one server. Cloud governance has become essential for maintaining control over an increasingly complex and integrated system, services, and human resource environment. Read More

A Software-Oriented Approach to Energy Efficiency

To satisfy increasing load densities created by advances in server equipment as well as an increased demand for computing power, greater data center power consumption is necessary. Energy efficiency measures are therefore highly important considerations for data center designers, operators and owners. Read More

7 Best Practices for Data Center Energy Efficiency

The high cost of data center downtime has made availability of IT capacity the most important metric on which a data center is evaluated. However, data centers must also operate efficiently and be flexible enough to quickly and cost-effectively adapt to changes in business strategy and computing demand. Read More

Benefits of 10GBASE-T Adoption

10GBASE-T is the standard technology that enables 1- Gigabit Ethernet operations over balanced twisted-pair copper, including Category 6A unshielded and shielded cabling. It provides flexibility in network design due to its 100-meter reach capability, and the requisite backward compatibility that allows most end users to upgrade from their 10/100/1000-Mbps networks. Read More

Consolidating Data Center Support

Although most enterprises today have multiple IT providers, it is worthwhile for large organizations to consider consolidating data center support processes under just one multinational provider. Read More

Dealing with Mixing Below Your Data Center’s Floor

Many data centers supply cooling far in excess of what is required or have problems distributing cooling where it is really needed. The most cited cause for such inefficient cooling is a phenomenon known as mixing, in which cool and warm air mix before entering server intakes. Often, when mixing is discussed, the area under the raised floor is ignored because it is hidden from sight. Read More

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