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  • Tuning performance and capacity management

    As data centers virtualize a greater number of resources and scale for more workloads, two tasks become critical to ensure application performance: performance monitoring and capacity planning. Whether these servers are physical or virtual, performance monitoring is crucial to ensure that hardware can handle the workload, and capacity planning tools and techniques enable you to plan for peak loads and adjust for predicted changes in demand. In this series on monitoring and capacity planning, we explore the tools and best practices available to optimize a data center/private cloud environment and forestall performance issues.

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  • Virtualizing your infrastructure

    The rewards of virtualizing an IT infrastructure can be enormous, but the challenges of doing so can be equally great. In this e-book, learn best practices for selecting the right systems management tools, and for removing barriers to virtualization from within your existing infrastructure.

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      • Data protection strategies for the modern data center

        Data is now the fuel that drives business, so a natural disaster, a malicious hacking attempt, a systems failure or even an inadvertent it error can bring business operations to a grinding halt if critical information is lost or in a holding pattern awaiting restoration. Access this expert e-book to discover a group of tactics that can provide a well-rounded way to protect data. Learn more about remote data protection strategies, storage management, disaster recovery and how your organization can meet compliance requirements.

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      • IT handbook: Getting a handle on virtual machine sprawl

        Virtual machine sprawl can creep up on a data center and sap resources. You can learn to spot it, control it and prevent VM sprawl altogether with tips and tricks from this expert e-book.

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      • Pros and cons of BYOD: The desktop admin's guide

        Despite the fact that BYOD and BYOPC can reduce costs, add IT flexibility, and keep employees happy, they are not without issues.

        Check out this e-book to learn the pros and cons of BYOD and BYOPC and discover how to avoid pitfalls and successfully embrace them in your organization.

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      • Data centre energy efficiency IT handbook

        The deadline for the U.K.'s Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme has now passed, and companies will begin to receive fines if they can't demonstrate how they've reduced their carbon footprint or are putting processes in place to do so. This expert IT handbook offers detailed information about these new regulations for data centre energy efficiency and how organisations can adhere to them.

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      • Data center optimization: Balancing server consolidation

        For IT organizations seeking to optimize their data center environments, it’s easy to squeeze an ever-increasing number of virtual machines onto your virtual hosts. It’s far more difficult to do that while ensuring their availability and performance. This e-book explores the careful art of server consolidation and guides you in how to establish reasonable consolidation ratios based on your day-to-day tasks while still allowing you to maximize resource efficiency. Get your toughest server consolidation questions answers from our experts in this e-book.

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      • Strategic tips for data center facility designs

        In this e-book, learn how cooperation between IT and facilities can improve the bottom line. Get tips on designing a data center facility and learn about innovative data center designs. Also read about effective communication strategies you can use in your organization when it comes to planning for data centers, backup power and distribution, and build out.

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      • What you need to know when buying your next physical servers

        Midmarket organizations considering physical server upgrades must evaluate their environments, sift through offerings and integrate the physical servers with existing tools. This e-book will guide you through these complex efforts by covering three components: determining needs and requirements, understanding your options, and putting it all together.

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      • Tips for mastering data center climate control

        This SearchDataCenter.com e-book takes a look at how to master climate control for the data center. Organizations are creating more heat in smaller places which in turn requires efficient and effective climate control. Read this paper to learn more about how to properly cool your data center.

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      • Strategic tips for data center facility designs

        In this e-book, learn how cooperation between IT and facilities can improve the bottom line. Get tips on designing a data center facility and learn about innovative data center designs. Also read about effective communication strategies you can use in your organization when it comes to planning for data centers, backup power and distribution, and build out.

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      • Data center construction strategies

        Where to build a new data center is not just a matter of building costs. Choosing the right site is a decision fraught with tangible and intangible issues. The chapters in this e-book will discuss the importance of site selection and planning, data center conceptualization and cost analysis, and negotiating with contractors. Learn data center constructions strategies, get advice from our experts, and learn about what pitfalls to avoid in this e-book.

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      • Data centre energy efficiency IT handbook

        The deadline for the U.K.'s Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme has now passed, and companies will begin to receive fines if they can't demonstrate how they've reduced their carbon footprint or are putting processes in place to do so. This expert IT handbook offers detailed information about these new regulations for data centre energy efficiency and how organisations can adhere to them.

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      • Special report: Data center energy consumption guide

        This expert e-book provides guidelines for reducing high energy costs and states the importance of investing in power and cooling technology.

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      • Energy efficient IT: The shift in data center efficiency

        Energy efficiency is important not only to curb runaway power consumption but also to accommodate more data center capacity. If a company can recover capacity, it can delay spending on capital improvements.

        This e-book will discuss power consumption trends in the data center, why energy efficiency matters, how to reduce your power footprint, and benchmark metrics that will help you measure your progress.

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      • The green data center

        This green data center e-book serves as an all-in-one guide to lead you through the process of creating an energy-efficient data center. You'll learn how to create a solid business case for a greener data center with in-depth coverage of power consumption trends in data centers, root causes of demand, why energy efficiency matters, ways to implement energy efficiency in data centers and metrics that measure green progress.

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      • Pros and cons of BYOD: The desktop admin's guide

        Despite the fact that BYOD and BYOPC can reduce costs, add IT flexibility, and keep employees happy, they are not without issues.

        Check out this e-book to learn the pros and cons of BYOD and BYOPC and discover how to avoid pitfalls and successfully embrace them in your organization.

        View E-Book
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      • Tuning performance and capacity management

        As data centers virtualize a greater number of resources and scale for more workloads, two tasks become critical to ensure application performance: performance monitoring and capacity planning. Whether these servers are physical or virtual, performance monitoring is crucial to ensure that hardware can handle the workload, and capacity planning tools and techniques enable you to plan for peak loads and adjust for predicted changes in demand. In this series on monitoring and capacity planning, we explore the tools and best practices available to optimize a data center/private cloud environment and forestall performance issues.

        View E-Book
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      • Data protection strategies for the modern data center

        Data is now the fuel that drives business, so a natural disaster, a malicious hacking attempt, a systems failure or even an inadvertent it error can bring business operations to a grinding halt if critical information is lost or in a holding pattern awaiting restoration. Access this expert e-book to discover a group of tactics that can provide a well-rounded way to protect data. Learn more about remote data protection strategies, storage management, disaster recovery and how your organization can meet compliance requirements.

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      • Modern Mainframe Management Challenges

        Discover how your organization can implement the mainframe component of a service-oriented architecture. Inside, you’ll learn key tactics to incorporate into your mainframe management strategy, including how to convert mainframe applications into web services and achieve benefits like increased architectural flexibility, reduced administrative costs and more.

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      • Selecting data center servers for virtualization needs

        Selecting a new data center server is always a crucial call, but virtualization adds some wrinkles that administrators must be aware of. In this e-book, learn more about the criteria for selecting a server for virtualization, and how to ensure that your server will meet your virtualization and storage needs. Plus, learn about hardware attributes that demand serious consideration in a virtual environment.

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      • Data center optimization: Balancing server consolidation

        For IT organizations seeking to optimize their data center environments, it’s easy to squeeze an ever-increasing number of virtual machines onto your virtual hosts. It’s far more difficult to do that while ensuring their availability and performance. This e-book explores the careful art of server consolidation and guides you in how to establish reasonable consolidation ratios based on your day-to-day tasks while still allowing you to maximize resource efficiency. Get your toughest server consolidation questions answers from our experts in this e-book.

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      • Virtualizing your infrastructure

        The rewards of virtualizing an IT infrastructure can be enormous, but the challenges of doing so can be equally great. In this e-book, learn best practices for selecting the right systems management tools, and for removing barriers to virtualization from within your existing infrastructure.

        View E-Book
      • IT handbook: Getting a handle on virtual machine sprawl

        Virtual machine sprawl can creep up on a data center and sap resources. You can learn to spot it, control it and prevent VM sprawl altogether with tips and tricks from this expert e-book.

        View E-Book
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