Infrastructure & Operations

Active Power CleanSource: Flywheel Technology for Ride-Through UPS

Flywheel technology is emerging in the market as a strong alternative to UPS battery-based ride-through systems in the data center. Active Power presents a leading...

Planning for Data Center Physical Layout and Support Center Space

Planning for the physical layout and design of the data center building space should include more than just the equipment room. For example, areas for loading equipment,...

Data Center Facility Requirements Estimations At-a-Glance

When building or refreshing the data center, IT must have a high level understanding of requirements and potential budget. Facility requirements for power, cooling,...

Server Room Co-location Site Visit & Evaluation Checklist

Organizations that have determined a shortlist of co-location vendors (likely after the RFP process) should conduct additional due diligence before making the final...

Communicate the Value of Desktop Virtualization to the CXO

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) can be an effective solution for managing end client assets and the client experience. Just like any other solution, VDI must also...

IT Security 101

IT security is often overlooked and misunderstood by enterprises. Many feel that they have nothing worth stealing and any money spent on security is a wasted investment....

Unified Communications TCO Showdown: Avaya vs. Cisco

The new Avaya Secure Router 4134 with Software Communications System (SCS) has emerged as a strong competitive offering in the small and mid-market unified communications...

Data Center Contract Management Policy

In complex, multi-vendor data center environments, a contract management policy is an essential control tool used to minimize the risk and maximize the benefits of vendor...

Data Center Building Site Selection Checklist

One of the most important phases a new data center build is selecting the building site. Whether it is an existing building or a new construction site, IT must exercise...

Improving IT Service Management

IT service management is the new normal. Organizations experiencing increasing business demands, inadequate IT/business alignment and poor performance will benefit from...
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