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August 23, 2010
HP says its proposed buyout of 3Par will speed up a converged infrastructure push, but some IT pros still balk at the idea of one-vendor-fits-all-data center needs.
March 12, 2007
Last week's Uptime Institute conference in Orlando showed data center managers how to make facilities and IT equipment more efficient. Attendees are taking the advice to heart.
March 04, 2007
A Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory study found that using air-side economizers to cool the data center drops power costs and won't ruin IT equipment.
January 30, 2007
With systems on the brink of burning up, Osram Sylvania made small changes to its data center layout that kept servers cool -- and saved them money to boot.
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