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...

Virtual Appliances Can Deliver Physical Appliance Performance

As every new generation of hardware brings performance boosts--especially faster processors, RAM, and solid state drives--virtual appliance vendors are taking advantage...

Storage Reseller Interrogation Script

This script provides questions that you can explore with a reseller to clarify the specific value add that the reseller brings to the engagement. Use this interview to...

Purchase Storage Without Buyer's Remorse

Storage is a big ticket item that often only gets purchased every three to five years. Get best practice buyer's advice that leverages the purchasing experience of your...

Selecting a Consolidated Storage Platform

Consolidated network storage is a strategic enabler that forms the foundation for server consolidation and a unified approach to data and system availability and recovery.

Data Center Power Requirements Calculator

Estimating data center power requirements can be a daunting task, especially when the data center's power supply is not monitored as a separate unit. Calculate current...

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 Integration Data Collection Workbook

One of the first steps in preparing for global data center integration is to gather a list of all inventories. A comprehensive inventory of applications and...

Communications Plan Template for a New Global Data Center Transition

Managing a new global data center can be an overwhelming task. Focusing on communicating effectively with new foreign staff is necessary for a successful integration and...

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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