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June 24, 2016
Handing off most of its software business to private equity firms is one more step toward Dell's mega-purchase of EMC, and it gives users both clarity and concerns.
February 18, 2016
Two vendors in the highly competitive DCIM market will combine through a buyout to offer an integrated platform with monitoring and asset management functions.
January 07, 2016
Stacking containers inside a former steel mill creates a new modularly designed data center with abundant power.
December 22, 2015
Software-defined everything, security, IoT, APIs and other technologies top our experts' predictions for 2016 data center trends.
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The Green Grid Performance Indicator (PI) is a set of metrics designed to help information technology (IT) teams assess current and future data center cooling performance. PI was developed by The Green Grid in 2016. Continue Reading
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Zombie servers can waste precious data center resources -- and are more common than many IT teams think. Fortunately, DCIM and other monitoring tools can stop them in their tracks. Continue Reading
As mobile technology improves, smartphone apps for IT administration help data center managers monitor and troubleshoot infrastructure -- regardless of where they are. Continue Reading
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Proper IT budget planning and cost optimization can extend the life of your infrastructure, help guide refresh decisions and prepare you for software-defined architectures. Continue Reading
By making the best use of what's already in place, and investing carefully and only where needed, an organization can extend a data center's life. This will buy it time to study and decide where its data center is headed next. To make good decisions... Continue Reading
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