Essential Guide Advisory Board


Check in every month for the best data center advice directly from experts working in a variety of roles across the IT industry. The Advisory Board includes industry experts that help us focus our coverage and bring you the best tips for managing a data center. You'll gather expert insights on hardware, facilities, management, professional issues and a wide range of other IT topics and trends affecting your day-to-day operations.

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This month's Advisory Board Q&A

What are our experts' thoughts this month? Take a look at the latest question and answers.


Get the most from big data opportunities

Big data is shifting the data center's infrastructure, but does big data mean big opportunities? The SearchDataCenter Advisory Board explains how the influx of big data is changing the makeup of the enterprise data center. Continue Reading

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Experts on data centers and IT trends

Our experts have a wealth of data center design, IT architectures, hardware and software knowledge.

  • Lex Coors
    Chief data center technology and engineering officer SearchDataCenter
  • Clive Longbottom
    Co-Founder and Service Director SearchDataCenter
  • Robert Crawford
    Systems programmer SearchDataCenter
  • Robert McFarlane
    Principal in charge of data center design, Shen Milsom & Wilke LLC SearchDataCenter
  • Sander van Vugt
    independent trainer and consultant SearchDataCenter
  • Wayne Kernochan
    President, Infostructure Associates SearchDataCenter
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Previous Advisory Board Q&As

Take a look at the past few Advisory Board articles, covering everything from data center job skills to hardware and more.


Must-read information technology books for the IT strategist and admin

Whether you're a CIO or a system administrator, a good IT book will help your career. The SearchDataCenter Advisory Board shares their favorites. Continue Reading


Advisory board: IT project planning for quiet days

When the users are away, the data center doesn't get to play. Here are a few ideas for staying productive from the Advisory Board. Continue Reading


Advisory Board weighs in on IT job requirements for new hires

IT job requirements vary from position to position. Our Advisory Board has a few requirements of its own when looking for new hires. Continue Reading


Advisory Board: Cloud's effects on data center design principles, locale

Cloud computing growth has sparked questions about data center design principles, such as cost, location and resource availability. Continue Reading


Addressing data center issues and irritants: Advisory Board roundtable

Our advisory board members discuss their biggest data center issues and irks — and ways to solve them — in this roundtable discussion. Continue Reading


Advisory Board roundtable: 'Big data' and its impact on data centers

Read what our Advisory Board has to say about big data and its implications for data centers. Continue Reading


Advisory Board roundtable: Strategic outsourcing can lift pressure

Outsourcing gathers appeal to both government and private industry to relieve over-taxed data centers. Continue Reading

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