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...

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...

Take Control of Your Infrastructure Metrics

Many organizations collect metrics to validate they are keeping the lights on and the infrastructure running. But the Infrastructure Managers who are benefiting the most...

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.

Negotiation Tips How to Save $ With Vendors

Knowledge is power. Go into your vendor negotiations with these tips and tools in your back pocket.

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...

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...
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