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September 09, 2015
ITSM tools can simplify and streamline the service delivery process, but don't forget the critical steps that also must be taken to help IT meet businesses' goals.
September 02, 2015
Some colocation providers say the best way to prevent data center downtime is to regularly pull the plug and see what happens. (Hopefully, nothing.)
July 01, 2015
Purchases of racks, cabling, power equipment and data center infrastructure management software top the list for data center spending.
June 23, 2015
United Airlines' award-winning greenfield data center project shows off some of the latest energy efficiency tactics and IT management possibilities.
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The COBIT 5 framework helps IT organizations bring online new enterprise platforms like mobility without compromising data security and control. Continue Reading
A unified computing system (UCS) is a data center architecture that integrates computing, networking and storage resources and is managed through a single software application. Continue Reading
A brownfield deployment, in information technology, is the installation and configuration of new hardware or software that must coexist with legacy IT systems. Continue Reading
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The right DCIM tool isn't the one with the most data points, but rather the one that best synthesizes data into useful information for IT, ops and facilities teams. Continue Reading
Virtualization, rapid refreshes and shadow IT make it harder for IT departments to really know -- and properly license and support -- what they have. You need an IT asset management system to show you. Continue Reading
The right DCIM tool steers the data center toward better performance and energy use. So choose wisely. Continue Reading
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Some controversial topics leave data center managers with lingering questions, but DCIM and power and cooling queries were met with best practice tips at AFCOM. Continue Reading
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Data center security is paramount to ensuring the safety of your employees and data. But what happens when you let a fool into your facility? Continue Reading
No one clings to hierarchy like the data center team, but with DevOps and cloud architectures, SDWTs are finding their way into the racks. Continue Reading
A data center should be prepared for the worst, but try to avoid that at all costs. Appropriate system documentation helps avoid critical errors. Continue Reading