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Circuit Breaker Guidelines for Data Centers

This whitepaper entitled, “Low Voltage Circuit Breaker Guidelines for Data Centers” from Schneider Electric’s Square D Power Systems Engineering group surmises that “circuit breaker reliability is the key to data center reliability.” The paper emphasizes that consulting engineers and end users need to grasp design maintenance basics and that this baseline knowledge will ensure max reliability. Read More

The Recovery Challenge for IT Executives

IT executives are constantly challenged and in the gray area of determining the best Recovery strategy the questions become even grayer. Planning for the unknown is always a matter of speculation but in this whitepaper “Top Recovery Problems Facing IT Executives” by Sungard, three universal issues are offered for speculation to the reader. Read More

How the Cloud can Enhance Application Recovery

This whitepaper, in the continuing series from SunGard, addresses the subject of cloud based application recovery. It is a look at the best practices that the data center professional should consider and why IT application recovery in the cloud makes sense. Read More

Backup: Tape vs. Online

The tape vs. online backup debate is the theme of this whitepaper from Sungard. In their continuing series examining data center strategies the authors bring a straight forward explanation of this argument as well as providing insight for the forward thinking IT professional. In a practical way they make an… Read More

The Common Sense of Online Backup

Are you considering a new solution for backup? A hard examination of what that will take may be daunting. In this Sungard whitepaper “Five Simple Steps for Transforming Your Application Backup with Online Recovery Services” learn how to approach the issue both methodically and economically. Read More

Minimize Downtime with Proper Management

In “Strategies for Minimizing Downtime by Managing Change,” Sungard makes a case that the best disaster recovery plans are often well conceived but poorly nurtured. The reason is a lack of resources. This whitepaper uses statistical data from a Forrester research study to prove the point that only a small percentage of organizations adhere to the proper standard of annual testing and continual updates of their disaster recovery strategy. Read More

DCIM Defined and Justified

In an Introduction to Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM), Raritan has written both an explanation of and a case for DCIM. This whitepaper quotes industry leading periodicals and research firms such as Gartner, IDC and Computerworld on how the data center is evolving and explains how this development justifies the need for advanced monitoring tools. Read More

Combating Downtime, Assuring Availability

In the whitepaper, “Addressing the Leading Root Causes of Downtime” Emerson Network Power continues educating the data center professional on business critical continuity. Noted is the trend of decision makers to put limited resources toward consolidation and cost reduction over availability. This trend may be a gamble as a number… Read More

Commercial Success with Cloud-Ready Services

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

Virtualization – Post Implementation Considerations

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

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