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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
A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is software that helps operations and maintenance staff identify and track the status of maintenance tasks and availability of replacement parts. Continue Reading
Businesses need to deploy new IT systems quickly. Gradually, vendors have found ways to integrate IT and energy components in the pursuit of a truly turnkey data center option. Continue Reading
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A data center shutdown checklist helps IT teams focus on backup, testing and system verification before pulling the plug and losing valuable information. Continue Reading
Lead-acid batteries were the norm for most UPS systems, but lithium-ion batteries are an attractive alternative. Here's what to know before bringing them into your data center. Continue Reading
ASHRAE recently released its new 90.4 energy efficiency standard. Here's how it differs from 90.1, and what data center managers need to know. Continue Reading
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As mobile technology improves, smartphone apps for IT administration help data center managers monitor and troubleshoot infrastructure -- regardless of where they are. Continue Reading
Hot spots can spell bad news for servers. Understand how they occur, and how to monitor data center temperature and cooling performance to prevent them. Continue Reading
To increase the efficiency of your data center, proper cabling and zoning practices, as well as the right DCIM tools, are a must. Continue Reading
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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
Reasons for operational downtime range from the mundane to the extreme. If your organization wants to keep its mission-critical workloads running, here are three areas to monitor. Continue Reading
Think your company doesn't use international data centers? The servers used in colocation and cloud outsourcing could be just a warrant away from the U.S. government peeking at your corporate data. Continue Reading