When selecting a site for a data center, enterprises are faced with two categories - locations of corporate convenience or more remote locations where resources are cheap and plentiful, the local climate is friendly or increased security is provided.
Migration to cloud infrastructure and motor car racing have some interesting parallels. As Henry Ford II found out in 1964, just pulling together a team (solutions framework) with the right skills and components doesn’t mean your plan is fool...
What are some of the practical lessons that you can expect to learn by deploying a private cloud? Perhaps tops on that list is anl appreciation for the resources required to deliver cloud computing solutions reliably and securely.
With the number of available IP addresses dwindling, IPv6 has been introduced. This column explains the basis for the move as well as why data center managers and staff will need to be versed in the changes that are happening.
Available Redundant Capacity is the term used in power planning that customers may not know, but they do ask for it daily. What they ask is, “Where can I safely add new IT equipment without overloading and potentially bringing down my facility?”...
While there are many benefits to using cloud services, one drawback may be cloud downtime and/or slower Web application availability. To address this issue, application delivery controllers (ADCs) help balance loads across multiple cloud platforms.
Hiring the right person for an open position is always a key element of any organization. In the data center world, hiring decisions can be critical as well. Here's seven points to consider when hiring a data center manager.