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...

Storyboard: Build a Data Center

Many IT departments lack internal expertise to undertake a data center build project as facilities require specific industrial design and engineering requirements to meet...

Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN RFP Template

Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.

Fire Protection: Only YOU Can Prevent Data Center Fires

The data center must be equipped with fire detection and suppression systems to identify and extinguish fire, abide by local, state and federal laws, codes and standards,...

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,...

Exchanging Exchange: Alternative E-Mail Servers

Enterprises looking for an alternative to Exchange, but not interested in outsourcing, have several solid options. Look for Microsoft interoperability, lighter hardware...

Case Study: Washington Mutual

This case study showcases an organization that made better use of metrics by closely examining and eliminating more than 1500 metrics, making data more accurate and...

Storyboard: Move a Data Center

A data center relocation can be best described as a controlled disaster that involves high risk and requires rigorous and thorough planning. Over 29% of IT professionals...

Implement Virtual Desktop Infrastructure for Remote Access and Business Continuity

Historically, delivering virtual desktops to remote users required a separate connectivity and virtualization infrastructure, but that is starting to change. VMware...

Global Data Center Director

The Global Data Center Director's role is to focus on the strategic development of all aspects of the global facilities, including managing staffing requirements,...
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