Infrastructure & Operations

Stress Testing Your Disaster Recovery Plan

You have a disaster recovery plan (DRP), but will it hold up in a real crisis? Testing the DRP is essential to determining whether it is under or over built, and whether...

The Real Business Value of Desktop Virtualization

The centralization and management of desktop application delivery is an important value of desktop virtualization. But the ultimate value of desktop virtualization is its...

Disaster Recovery Plan Execution: This is Not a Test!

When disaster strikes, normal operations of the enterprise are suspended and replaced with operations spelled out in the disaster recovery plan (DRP). Recover from the...

Disaster Recovery Primary Site Restoration: Home Sweet Home

Establishing operations at the recovery site is only the first half of the work involved in disaster recovery. At some point, services and systems must be returned to...

How to Test Your DRP

Do not wait until the DRP is put into action to discover weaknesses in disaster recovery processes. Run a full test of the enterprise's DRP to uncover flaws before an...

Build a Data Center

42% of IT leaders have been tasked with completing a data center build-out in 2010. Often, the organization lacks previous experience building a data center.

Data Center Fire Protection and Suppression Vendor Criteria Checklist

While preliminary decisions can be made by IT, the final decision and selection process should be done by consulting a fire engineer. However, not all fire engineers are...

Data Center Fire Protection and Suppression Selection Guide

Selecting fire protection and suppression systems for the data center requires an understanding of the decision points and options available. Although largely regulated...

Data Center Site Selection and Security Checklist

Whether it is an existing building or a new construction site, IT must cover due diligence by completing a site evaluation for each potential location. Use a building...

Data Center Contractor Reference Check Checklist

Building a data center is a complex and expensive project that requires the assistance of contractors, especially in the design and planning stages. Selecting the right...
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