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How Cloud Service Providers Can Grow Their Big Data Business

Sponsored by: Dell and Intel

Read this whitepaper to learn about the five key considerations for cloud service providers when it comes to making a real-world impact around big data, cloud, and users. Continue Reading


Evolving data landscape creates challenges for array of industries

Sponsored By: QTS

Read this whitepaper to learn about how the evolving data landscape creates challenges for an array of industry such as federal, healthcare, hi-tech and financial. Continue Reading


Bottom-up data center power management

Sponsored By: Server Technology

Outlet switching and outlet-level power measurements are critical for the modern data center goals of complete management of devices, growth, and efficiency. Read this whitepaper which details why rack PDUs with outlet switching and outlet-level power measurement capability are a must-have in the modern data center. Continue Reading


Data Center Expansion Options – Should You Build or Buy?

Sponsored By: CenturyLink

This whitepaper will dive into whether to build or buy a data center, manage your costs and how to choose the best options for your organization. Continue Reading


Data center high-speed migration: Infrastructure issues, trends, drivers and recommendations

Sponsored By: CommScope

When it comes to speed in the data center, timing is everything. The challenge is to look ahead and know what you have to be prepared to deliver—in the immediate future and later on—and chart the most expedient and flexible course forward. The more rapidly available technologies and applicable standards evolve, the harder that job becomes. The current rate of acceleration is somewhere between breakneck and frenetic.

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Top 10 Reasons Why Hardware Intelligence is Critical for Your Data Center Rack

Sponsored By: Raritan

Download this whitepaper to the top 10 reasons why you need hardware intelligence for your data center rack. Continue Reading


Better Backup with Software You Already Have

Sponsored By: Cloudian

This paper provides 8 ways you can get predictable performance and meet your backup window and RTO/RPO objectives without changing your processes. Continue Reading


The 7 Critical Success Factors for Choosing a Reliable Data Center Provider

Sponsored By: CyrusOne

Learn how savvy IT leaders evaluate outsourced data centers to reduce operational costs, focus IT staff back on the business, and extend their resources to innovate to meet the demands of marketplace.  Continue Reading


Why Local Data Centers and Cloud Provider Partnerships Have Become Inevitable

Sponsored By: LightEdge

Download this whitepaper to learn why local data centers and cloud provider partnerships have become inevitable and why understanding the components are paramount to a successful and secure partnership. Continue Reading


Data Center Reliability Matters

Sponsored By: IO Data Centers

Data center outages costs have been recorded up to $740,357 in 2016 – a 38% increase since 2010. Additionally, there are indirect costs to consider, such as financial penalties related to non-compliance, loss of trust, lost productivity, and even job loss. Based on this new information it is imperative to ensure the reliability and availability of your data center infrastructure. Continue Reading 


The Venturi effect and how it affects your data center efficiency

Sponsored By: Alfa Laval

The Venturi effect was coined in 1979 by Giovanni Battista Venturi. It’s a phenomena in which a fast-flowing river funnel into a narrow channel through the gap between two peaks. As the air flows through the constriction with increased velocity, the low pressure is a driving force for the surrounding air to be sucked into its tail. The pressure differential and the resulting suction can be experiences when cold and warm air collide. This is an effect that creates problems in a data center. Continue Reading


Building Secure Metro Cloud Fabrics with Cloud Xpress 2

Sponsored By: Infinera

Hyperscale cloud service providers are making the move to 100 GbE to build and scale their cloud networks in metro areas around the globe. To succeed, they need a purpose-built metro data center interconnect solution that can deliver multi-terabit scalability with security, simplicity, and operational efficiency. Find out how the Infinera Cloud Xpress 2 enables cloud service providers to build secure metro networks. Continue Reading


How to Prepare and Respond to Data Center Emergencies

Sponsored By: Schneider Electric

This paper describes a framework for an effective emergency preparedness and response strategy for mission critical facilities. This strategy is composed of 7 elements arranged across 3 categories: Emergency Response Procedures, Emergency Drills, and Incident Management. The paper describes each element and offers practical advice to assist in implementing this strategy. Continue Reading


Data center high-speed migration: Infrastructure issues, trends, drivers and recommendations

Sponsored By: CommScope

When it comes to speed in the data center, timing is everything. The challenge is to look ahead and know what you have to be prepared to deliver—in the immediate future and later on—and chart the most expedient and flexible course forward. The more rapidly available technologies and applicable standards evolve, the harder that job becomes. The current rate of acceleration is somewhere between breakneck and frenetic.

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Renewable Energy and Data Center Services 2016

Brought to you by: Data Center Knowledge

These simple recommendations can help optimize the airflow and will let you keep yourself and your servers cool. Continue Reading


Fine-Tuning Your Cooling System for Better Efficiency

Brought to you by: Data Center Knowledge

Renewable energy is growing in importance on the list of considerations companies use when choosing a data center provider. The trend is illustrated by big renewable-energy investments several major data center providers have made recently, citing growing customer demand. Continue Reading


Ability to Build Hyper-Scale Data Centers at Hyper-Speed Helps Eliminate IT Expansion Risk and Uncertainty

Sponsored By: CyrusOne

CyrusOne Solutions built-to-suit data center product is the best solution for cloud, internet or enterprise customers who need quality data center facilities built in the shortest time possible. Read more about this solution in this case study. Continue Reading


Start your hyper-converged journey with the VxRail Starter Kit

Sponsored By: VMware and VCE

The journey to hyper-converged starts with VxRail™. Read this guide for an introduction into a new hyper-converged infrastructure appliance designed to modernize your data center. See how innovative companies are tapping the power and agility of the software-define data canter with VxRail. Continue Reading


Kahu Compute: Crush Your Cloud Costs

Sponsored By: Lightcrest

Read this whitepaper to learn more about Kahu, a hybrid cloud platform that converges cloud infrastructure costs to zero, allows customers to deploy massive amounts of compute and storage at the lowest possible cost, without the risks associated with building their own hybrid cloud. Continue Reading


2016 IT Skills and Salary Survey

Looking to get ahead in IT, whether knowing what skills to recruit for as a manager or what you should brush up on to stay at the top of your game? Then you have come to to the right place. In the 2016 IT Skills and Salary Report, you’ll gain insights based on interviews with over 14,000 IT professionals from around the globe with a heavy focus on North America.Continue Reading


Preventing IT Heat Disasters

Sponsored By: MovinCool

The introduction of a relatively new class of commercial portable air conditioners, also called portable spot coolers, provides Data Center managers with a convenient way of solving their backup air-conditioning problems. In addition to being quick and easy to install, portable spot coolers are self-contained units that have little or no infrastructure impact. Continue Reading


Strategic, Financial, and Technical Considerations for Wholesale Colocation

Sponsored By: RagingWire

The Total Cost of Ownership “TCO” is a basic concept and should be easy to calculate. However, some elements of data center costs are somewhat more difficult to identify, which can be overlooked or are simply unaccounted for (or perhaps underestimated), that CIOs, CTOs and others in the C-suite should consider when evaluating their data center options as part of their global plan.

This whitepaper will examine the benefits and trade-offs, as well as other strategic issues such as geographic diversity and redundancy and ultimately the data center Total Cost of Ownership. Continue Reading