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  • March 29, 2007 29 Mar'07

    Does your data center need ITIL?

    ITIL can bring order to the service-oriented data center. But confusion about the definition, implementation and requirements of ITIL are still holding some data center managers from adopting this ITSM framework.

  • March 29, 2007 29 Mar'07

    ITIL enables a service management mindset

    The quest to transform data centers into service management organizations is one reason many IT professionals are turning to ITIL. Learn more in this installment from our five-part series on ITIL in the data center.

  • March 28, 2007 28 Mar'07

    At AFCOM, HP speaker plugs data center efficiency metrics

    Developing standard data center metrics to track energy efficiency is crucial to improving them, said Christian Belady, HP technologist.

  • March 14, 2007 14 Mar'07

    Expert offers roadmap for the ITIL data center

    ORLANDO -- Almost 20 years ago, the U.K. government approached IBM for the best practices document and the rest is ITIL history. In this Q&A, Alasdair Meldrum offers a roadmap for the ITIL data center.

  • March 12, 2007 12 Mar'07

    Uptime Institute schools EPA on data center efficiency

    The EPA will file a report to Congress in June regarding the energy consumption of data centers and how to make them more efficient. Integrated within the report will be recommendations from The Uptime Institute on data center best practices.

  • February 15, 2007 15 Feb'07

    ITIL is a process not a product

    ITIL expert says to focus on process not products, and warns users away from the upcoming ITIL version 3.

  • January 05, 2007 05 Jan'07

    Data center trends 2006 audiocast

    Top stories of 2006 on SearchDataCenter.com reviewed; topics include metrics, mainframes, blades, site location, power and cooling and data center staffing.

  • January 04, 2007 04 Jan'07

    EPA eyes Energy Star label for servers

    The EPA may include servers in its Energy Star program, which as of now measures the energy efficiency of items like washing machines and desktop PCs. The federal agency will also undertake a six-month study on data center energy consumption.

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Ken Brill: Tune your data center engine

    Ken Brill, founder and executive director of The Uptime Institute, talks about why the group's next symposium, scheduled for March in Orlando, Fla., will focus on data center efficiency rather than uptime, as well as how more cooling can lead to ...

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    Q&A: Data center design with Sun's Rob Snevely

    Building or retrofitting a data center takes more than planning what hardware and software to buy. In addition to a lot of hard work, it requires a usable planning methodology and a sound philosophy. Sun's data center design expert gave us a few ...

  • November 15, 2006 15 Nov'06

    SPEC server virtualization benchmark on the horizon

    Last week, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation said it would create a SPEC server virtualization benchmark in the data center. The ...

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    TIA-942: Cookie cutter or cost cutter?

    The Telecommunications Industry Association recently published a standard that attempts to address almost every design consideration in the data center. Is it a one-size-fits-all approach to data management or a way for IT managers to reel in costs ...

  • November 06, 2006 06 Nov'06

    Server energy efficiency standard finalized

    The EPA and industry leaders finished a server energy efficiency standard that would allow end users to compare energy usage for 1U and 2U rack servers.

  • October 26, 2006 26 Oct'06

    Data Center Decisions attendees point to power and cooling woes

    Attendees at this week's Data Center Decisions conference in Chicago said power and cooling are the primary limiting factors to data center performance.

  • September 28, 2006 28 Sep'06

    Revised server energy efficiency standard due by year's end

    A revised version of an EPA server efficiency standard is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Meanwhile, participants talk about measuring storage equipment next.

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