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Applying DCIM in Colocation Data Centers

This white paper from explains the value of Data Center Infrastructure Management for colocation providers. First, it discusses the colocation market, and how DCIM optimizes IT staff productivity, enables growth, and guarantees bandwidth. Next, it provides and introduction to DCIM, explaining the importance of the ability to gain insight into current infrastructure to maintain efficient power usage, capacity, and costs. Read More

Rethinking Core Economics of Network Growth

With growing broadband traffic projections, service providers are forced to balance network capacity and operational costs constantly. This white paper from Alcatel-Lucent quantifies the operational cost advantages of the Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS in relation to traditional core routing alternatives in the form of a financial study. Read More

The Benefits of Website Performance Optimization

Website performance has a great impact on revenue, with issues like page delays resulting in significant profit decreases. Website Performance Optimization (WPO) technologies are frequently utilized by organizations to boost reliability, availability, and the bottom line. Read More

Colocation Buyer’s Guide

Small businesses and large organizations all experience difficulty managing their IT infrastructure at some point. Colocation provides these businesses with the ability to take advantage of shared power infrastructure, HVAC systems, physical security and redundant architecture. It allows for quick expansion, bypassing desing and construction of new data centers. Read More

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

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