Data center budget and culture

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  • What to know about selecting a colocation provider

    Selecting a colocation provider is about more than finding one with a low price. The quality of service and conditions spelled out in a colo service-level agreement, or SLA, will be important -- especially if something goes wrong. This handbook ... Continue Reading


    CALMS is a conceptual framework for the integration of development and operations (DevOps) groups and systems within an organization; the acronym stands for culture, automation, lean, measurement and sharing. Continue Reading

  • white box server

    A white box server is a generic server made from commercially available retail computer parts. The phrase "white box" merely indicates that the equipment is generic or brand-agnostic -- the server can be any color. Continue Reading

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