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The data center is the heart of any business's IT department. Check out these videocasts that cover different aspects of data center management.

Disaster recovery: Are you prepared?
Basic storage and networking terms
Challenges to data center storage and networking
New strategies for data center storage and networking
The economic meltdown of Moore's Law and the green data center
Data center energy efficiency for profit



 

Richard Jones
 

Disaster recovery: Are you prepared?
Richard Jones, Analyst, Burton Group

Join Burton Group analyst Richard Jones as he answers the most common disaster recovery questions, covering everything from why disaster recovery is important, to how virtualization can help speed up recovery and reduce costs.



 

 

Basic storage and networking terms
Greg Schulz, Founder and Senior Analyst, StorageIO Group

In this three-part session from the 2007 Data Center Decisions conference, Greg Schulz presents what's new in storage and networks and the changes in IT that will enable the next generation of storage and networking technologies.

Greg begins with an introduction to storage and networking terminology, which helps to demystify complicating acronyms and other jargon used by storage and networking specialists.

 

Challenges to data center storage and networking
Greg Schulz, Founder and Senior Analyst, StorageIO Group

Schulz discusses threats, challenges and new strategies effecting storage and networking performance and capacity.

 

New strategies for data center storage and networking
Greg Schulz, Founder and Senior Analyst, StorageIO Group

Learn about new products and strategies in data storage and networking, including storage virtualization, IP and Fiber Channel hybrids and the evolution of hard disk drive storage.





 

The economic meltdown of Moore's Law
and the green data center

Kenneth G. Brill, Founder and Executive Director,
The Uptime Institute

View this two-part videocast session from DCD 2007 to:

  • Explore the decline in data center productivity
  • Learn ways to counter this trend and restore the economic benefits of Moore's Law at the whole-system level of the data center
  • Discover the four characteristics of a truly green data center that can make an early and quantitatively substantial difference in the industry's energy-consumption future

The net economic productivity of IT is threatened because server power consumption out of control. Facilities (power and cooling) costs which used to be round-off error will grow to 5% to 15% of IT's budget. Enterprise data centers which used to cost $20 million are now $100 million and growing with no upper end in sight. IT managers need to understand how such a major economic change could happen so quickly and invisibly.

 

Data center energy efficiency for profit
Kenneth G. Brill, Founder and Executive Director,
The Uptime Institute

Data center energy efficiency can be a competitive advantage for many companies. You don't need to sacrifice business requirements, IT performance or availability to gain energy efficiency. You don't even have to spend more money. Instead, data center managers need to implement common sense solutions to optimize the energy efficient data center. This Webcast offers some examples on how to do that, as well as a strategy for organizing your data center operations team to make the project most effective.





This was first published in July 2008

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