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Big Data in the Data Center by SearchDataCenter.com. January 29, 2013 - In this e-zine, discover how big data impacts the nitty-gritty of power and cooling, networking, storage and data center expansion, examples of companies that are updating their data centers to deal with big data, why characteristics of big data other than its size should be closely considered when planning changes to your data center, and more!
Can DCIM Bring Facilities and Systems Management Together? by SearchDataCenter.com. January 31, 2014 - Enterprises can improve data center efficiency and capacity planning with data center infrastructure management tools, but it's best to take a cautious approach when selecting a system—cost and integration issues still lurk in this maturing market.
Corporate Data in the Consumer Cloud, Chapter 1--ATB on Cloud Apps and Services by SearchDataCenter.com. June 27, 2013 - This e-guide offers advice for organizations wanting to limit their risk of exposure of sensitive data in the consumer-drive cloud era.
Data Center Designs by SearchDataCenter.com. August 30, 2013 - Businesses can slash data center energy consumption through a combination of updated technologies and technical practices.
Data Center Infrastructure Can Make or Break a Big Data Strategy by SearchDataCenter.com. February 11, 2014 - As companies turn to big data analytics to remain competitive, IT professionals need to prepare for the new challenges of big data management in the data center.
Data Centre Energy Efficiency IT Handbook by SearchDataCenter.com. December 07, 2011 - The deadline for the UK's Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme has now passed, and companies will begin to receive fines if they can't demonstrate how they've reduced their carbon footprint or are putting processes in place to do so. This expert IT handbook offers detailed information about this new regulation and how organisations can adhere to it.
Don't Let High Data Center Cooling Costs Burn Your Budget by SearchDataCenter.com. March 07, 2013 - This expert resource presents key approaches to data center cooling to prevent serious failures and achieve substantial cost savings.
E-Book: Virtualizing Your Infrastructure Chapter 2: Virtualization Management Strategies and Guidelines by SearchDataCenter.com. December 31, 2012 - Get an analysis of challenges that accompany server virtualization, and strategies to address them.
E-guide: Choosing Performance Management Tools by SearchDataCenter.com. June 27, 2013 - This chapter evaluates server performance monitoring tools for IT pros who are considering investing in new products to help record, analyze and ultimately improve performance in their data center and/or private cloud.
eBook: Energy Efficient IT-Chapter 1: Staying Ahead of the Data Center Efficiency Curve by SearchDataCenter.com. December 03, 2009 - This APC eBook will discuss power consumption trends in the data center, why energy efficiency matters, how to reduce your power footprint, and benchmark metrics that will help you measure your progress.
eBook: Energy Efficient IT-Chapter 3: Principles of Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency by SearchDataCenter.com. February 01, 2010 - Chillers, air handlers, power distribution, backup power - all of the mechanical processes that keep servers running smoothly account for more than half of an IT energy bill. But this is changing. Energy-efficiency best practices and equipment designs are available to help enterprises reduce their data center energy usage.
eBook: IT Pros Are From Venus, Facilities Pros Are From Mars by SearchDataCenter.com. August 05, 2010 - It's no secret that there is discord between IT staff and facilities managers in organizations with large data centers. This e-book serves as a guide for IT pros looking for information to ensure that their physical infrastructures support the data center. It also provides insight into some of the challenges facing data center facilities teams.
Energy Efficient IT E-Book - Chapter 2: The 21st Century Brings a Shift in Data Center Efficiency by SearchDataCenter.com. January 25, 2010 - Data center efficiency has become increasingly important to IT departments. With IT departments now on the hook for reducing their energy use, technologists look to sources of inefficiency and see that commodity scale-out servers are clear culprits. In chapter 2 of this ebook, we'll discuss server efficiency tactics, fixes and other strategies.
Energy Efficient IT E-Book - Chapter 4: A Step-by-Step Guide to Data Center Energy Efficiency by SearchDataCenter.com. March 30, 2010 - Chapter 4 of this e-book summarizes strategies for lessening the environmental impact of data centers and helps IT managers create a holistic four-phased approach to an energy-efficient data center project that includes persuading C-level executives to pursue energy efficiency, measuring data center energy consumption, and much more.
Energy-Efficient Storage Technologies by SearchDataCenter.com. August 2008 - Green computing has become a national passion that is spreading globally. As a key element of the IT infrastructure, storage is expected to play its part by adopting green storage practices.
February 2011 Virtual Data Center e-zine -- Volume 30: Remote Server Management Options for Virtual Data Centers by SearchDataCenter.com. February 11, 2011 - Most organizations rely on multiple data centers to support geographically disparate divisions and DR facilities, but management must often be performed from a central location. This article considers the various options available from server manufacturers, third-party software vendors, and hardware-oriented options such as KVM over IP solutions.
High Performance Computing E-Zine Volume 1 by SearchDataCenter.com. May 17, 2013 - Access this expert resource to uncover the latest technology emergences for high performance computing with a specific focus on object-based file systems.
Inside Data Center Power by SearchDataCenter.com. July 05, 2013 - The world of IT may be changing rapidly, but every data center still needs power. Improve your data center's energy efficiency with updates to power usage measurement, cooling and electrical design.
Is Your Outsourcing Strategy Under Your Control? by SearchDataCenter.com. October 09, 2013 - Proactive planning and evaluation can prevent common problems with IT outsourcing providers, keeping your data safe and ensuring your outsourcing venture is cost-effective.
January 2013 Modern Infrastructure E-Zine by SearchDataCenter.com. January 07, 2013 - Access this informative e-zine to learn about the future of data center technologies and what you can expect to see moving forward. Read helpful articles on the latest data center trends and developments that can help you realize the benefits of the data centers of tomorrow.
MI E-Zine Supplement: The Software Defined Data Center by SearchDataCenter.com. February 26, 2013 - Read this special issue of Modern Infrastructure as experts discuss the maturity of software-defined data centers and the impact of software-defined networks have on security, management and application performance.
Modern Infrastructure 2013 Seminar by SearchDataCenter.com. October 11, 2013 - This white paper describes an upcoming event that will teach you how to take back control of your data center.
Modern Infrastructure August 2013 by SearchDataCenter.com. August 01, 2013 - Let this expert ezine, Modern Infrastructure, brief you important issues in cloud computing and virtualization infrastructure today. Articles cover everything from probable issues one may face while implementing a hybrid cloud to how social networking may help IT to network and reach out to a wider customer base.
Modern Infrastructure E-Zine - April 2013 by SearchDataCenter.com. April 04, 2013 - This month's issue of the Modern Infrastructure E-Zine addresses the changes on traditional data center architectures wrought by developments in virtualization, cloud, and mobility. Download this most recent issue for advice on Microsoft Office 365, leasing vs. owning infrastructure, platforms and applications (XaaS) and more.
Modern Infrastructure E-Zine May 2013 by SearchDataCenter.com. May 01, 2013 - This month's issue of the Modern Infrastructure E-Zine addresses how virtualization and cloud computing have changed the game and hardware is increasingly commoditized.
Modern Infrastructure E-Zine Vendor Edition, January 2013 by SearchDataCenter.com. January 17, 2013 - Access this informative e-zine, Modern Infrastructure, that discusses the future of data center technologies. Read on for helpful articles on the latest data center trends and developments that can help you achieve the benefits of the data centers of tomorrow.
Modern Infrastructure E-Zine: November 2013 by SearchDataCenter.com. November 01, 2013 - With its mix of thoughtful editorials, timely articles, and industry snapshots, Modern Infrastructure is a valuable resource for IT. This month's issue looks at data center infrastructure management systems, networking virtualization, and more!
Modern Infrastructure E-Zine: October 2013 by SearchDataCenter.com. October 01, 2013 - This Modern Infrastructure issue looks at how Azure could surpass Windows Server in importance, the role of Unix platforms in the enterprise, as well as networking and infrastructure technology necessary to run successful BYO-friendly IT shops.
Modern Infrastructure July 2013 by SearchDataCenter.com. July 05, 2013 - The July issue of Modern Infrastructure covers the challenges of private cloud adoption, along with endpoint management and top-notch server and network design.
Modern Infrastructure June issue, The Case for Platform as a Service by SearchDataCenter.com. June 05, 2013 - Understanding the differences between Infrastructure and Platform as a Service can be tricky in the cloud world. This issue of Modern Infrastructure explains where Platform as a Service (PaaS) can fit into the enterprise, and how IT managers are using it.
Modern Infrastructure University: Modernizing Infrastructure for Cloud Migration by SearchDataCenter.com. May 15, 2013 - This classroom provides advice for integrating public or private cloud architectures into data center infrastructure.
Modern Infrastructure – 2013 Impact Awards by SearchDataCenter.com. December 09, 2013 - The Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards recognize technology products in the areas of data center infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise mobility management, hybrid storage and desktop and application delivery.
Modern Infrastructure – February 2013 by SearchDataCenter.com. February 12, 2013 - Access this expert e-zine to read crucial discussions from industry pundits on how IT can keep up with the shifting demands of increasingly mobile users and provide the best end user experience possible.
Modern Infrastructure – February 2014 by SearchDataCenter.com. February 17, 2014 - SaaS outsourcing is leaving many data centers feeling empty—and IT teams are confronting new management and outsourcing issues in the wake of the changes.
Modern Infrastructure – January 2014 by SearchDataCenter.com. January 15, 2014 - IT automation can help data centers save money, improve efficiency and automate time-consuming processes. But its learning curve and high initial costs keep many enterprises away.
Modern Infrastructure: March 2013 by SearchDataCenter.com. March 13, 2013 - The March issue of the Modern Infrastructure E-Zine addresses the continued breakdown of both (1) IT silos and (2) any remaining divisions between IT and the business. Download your copy today for tips, advice, and news analysis on supporting the business and delivering superior services to users.
Modern Infrastructure: November 2012 by SearchDataCenter.com. November 30, 2012 - This second issue of the Mi E-zine continues with its strategy of not just supporting IT pros, like you, as you make infrastructure purchasing decisions, but on providing vendor-neutral advice on the infrastructure you can – and can't – get away with NOT purchasing.
Modern Mainframe Management Challenges E-book: Web-Servicing Mainframe Apps by SearchDataCenter.com. July 06, 2010 - Enterprises that convert their mission-critical mainframe applications into Web services can reduce maintenance costs and ensure an easier upgrade to other new technologies. Read this e-book to learn so much more.
Server Hardware Purchasing Considerations by SearchDataCenter.com. August 01, 2011 - In this expert e-guide from SearchDataCenter.com, learn key considerations to evaluate before purchasing new server hardware. Find out what questions you should be asking and gain the knowledge you need to be confident in your server purchase.
Take Another Look at Your Data Center Cooling Methods by SearchDataCenter.com. March 04, 2014 - Check out this expert guide to find proven cooling techniques and best practices for your data center.
The Future of Desktop Computing: Preparing for effective desktop delivery in the post PC-era by SearchDataCenter.com. July 16, 2013 - Leading industry experts Gabe Knuth and Brian Madden dig into the real future of the desktop. Gain insight into the challenges Windows 8 presents in end user satisfaction, what our future desktops will look like, and how the consumerization of IT will blur the lines for desktop admins.
Tuning Performance and Capacity Management- Server Performance Monitoring and Beyond by SearchDataCenter.com. May 09, 2013 - This eBook explores the need for new infrastructure management approaches to effectively monitor the modern, virtualized data center. Gain expert advice for adapting traditional performance and capacity management techniques for today's cloud-based environments.
Tuning Performance, Capacity Management Ch. 3 by SearchDataCenter.com. July 17, 2013 - As data centers continue to virtualize resources, server capacity planning poses new challenges. While these modern data center trends have enabled profound flexibility, they also require IT pros to better plan for spikes in resource demand. This article examines the issues for modern-day server capacity planning.
VDC E-Zine Vol. 35 Planning for Desktop Virtualization by SearchDataCenter.com. October 13, 2011 - This expert e-zine offers advice for effectively planning your desktop virtualization initiative. Plus, discover key techniques for improving the reliability of your IT environment and learn how to minimize the impact of cloud disruptions in your data center.
Virtual Data Center - Volume 16: Software Licensing and Support, Virtualization and the Cloud by SearchDataCenter.com. November 11, 2009 - In this month's issue, find out which aspects of licensing need special attention in the virtual world. Also in this issue, make maintenance easier with a little bit of planning, and learn what to do when virtualization fails.
Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 14 by SearchDataCenter.com. September 01, 2009 - With so many new technologies, sticking with the status quo for your virtual network infrastructure is probably not your best option. In this month's issue, take a closer look at all the possibilities available now for interconnecting both virtual and physical networks.
Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 15: Staying Compliant in a Virtual World by SearchDataCenter.com. October 06, 2009 - In this month's issue, learn how to keep compliance a priority in a virtualized environment. Also in this issue, get advice on how to buy hardware for virtual systems, and take a closer look at your storage needs.
Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 17: The Next Generation of Virtual Servers by SearchDataCenter.com. December 09, 2009 - Virtualization is driving the choices that data center managers are making when it comes to hardware, software and systems management. Drill down into TechTarget's survey results to learn more about the latest data center trends. Also in this month's issue, find out how to automate IT processes to streamline your workflows.
Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 18: The Virtual Data Center of Tomorrow by SearchDataCenter.com. January 06, 2010 - Analysts say that the 16% of workloads currently running on virtual machines will grow to 50% by the end of 2012. Take a look at TechTarget's survey data to find out how organizations are planning for this explosive growth.
Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 19: Meeting the Challenges of Virtual System Management by SearchDataCenter.com. February 02, 2010 - Tracking and identifying virtual machines on physical hosts or sorting out the source of I/O bottlenecks requires administrators to do a lot of investigative work. Software management tools can help, but well developed business processes are also important. Learn some tips and tricks to make managing virtual environments a little bit easier.
Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 20: Critical Decisions for Virtualization Storage by SearchDataCenter.com. March 02, 2010 - More and more data centers are moving toward virtualization because of the flexibility it offers, but cost and lack of skills are holding back some deployments. Find out how to use ROI and VARs to make the case for virtualization so you can start taking advantage of today's newest technologies.
Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 21: Pros and Cons of Moving to the Cloud by SearchDataCenter.com. April 07, 2010 - Cloud offerings are available today, but the technology and practices are still evolving. Organizations should consider a number of tradeoffs and implications carefully before making the move to the cloud. Learn which issues might make the case for cloud computing and which ones might be deal-breakers.
Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 22: Networking Challenges of Server Virtualization by SearchDataCenter.com. May 03, 2010 - Learn how to perform that task in a scalable way to prevent enterprises from taking their server virtualization efforts beyond server consolidation and into dynamic resource allocation. Also in this issue, find out which tools can help ease the workload in your virtual environment, and get five tips for virtualizing Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 23: Backup Strategies for Virtual Servers by SearchDataCenter.com. June 01, 2010 - With the number of virtual machines increasing in the data center, backing up servers today has become much more than just copying data files. Take a look at how virtualization technologies have changed traditional backup strategies and examine some of the approaches that protect against issues like accidental file loss and server crashes.
Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 24: Strategies to Manage Virtual Data Center Growth by SearchDataCenter.com. July 07, 2010 - Read this paper to learn how virtualization has been hyped as the answer for data center growth. And while consolidation can solve some of the challenges associated with running more workloads.
Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 25: Software Licensing in a Virtual Environment by SearchDataCenter.com. August 04, 2010 - Stay up to date on the current state of software licensing in a virtual world and learn the guidelines that can help keep your organization out of trouble. Also in this issue, find out how to make the most out of hardware contracts, and separate the fact from the fallacy in cloud computing.
Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 26: Updating Business Applications for a Virtual Environment by SearchDataCenter.com. August 31, 2010 - When new platforms or technologies appear, data center managers must consider the impact on applications and drive the software development efforts that will keep their businesses competitive. Find out how a more efficient re-design can vastly improve an application's performance when run within a virtual machine.
Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 28: Achieving the Right Level of Consolidation in a Virtual Data Center by SearchDataCenter.com. November 09, 2010 - Virtualization allows organizations to consolidate servers, reduce costs and increase efficiency. But too much of anything is rarely good. In this issue, the downsides of excessive consolidation and strategies for striking the right balance to improve computing efficiency are explained. Plus, how to improve server performance and consolidation.
Virtual Data Center E-Zine Volume 32: Public vs. Private: Comparing Cloud Architectures by SearchDataCenter.com. April 06, 2011 - Before committing to a public or private cloud architecture, evaluate the benefits and especially the tradeoffs associated with each. Also in this issue, determine what needs are most important when planning your virtual applications, and find out how to monitor the performance of applications in the cloud.
Virtual Data Center E-Zine Volume 33: Time to Consider a Second Hypervisor? by SearchDataCenter.com. June 01, 2011 - This expert e-zine weighs the benefits of deploying a second hypervisor against the risks. Find out what factors you should consider when selecting an additional platform and learn how to improve the performance of your virtual environment.
Virtual Data Center E-Zine Volume 34: Keeping Virtual Machines Secure by SearchDataCenter.com. August 04, 2011 - This expert e-zine follows the evolution of virtualization and forecasts trends to expect for the future. Discover considerations and best practices for securing your virtual environment and get a sneak peak of what topics will be covered at VMworld 2011.
Virtual Data Center E-Zine Volume 36: Selecting the Right System Management Tools by SearchDataCenter.com. December 07, 2011 - System management is a crucial issue in virtual environments, but selecting the most appropriate tools can be extremely challenging. Find out when it's better to deploy a comprehensive system management framework, when point tools are the right choice, and when an organisation should go with both.
Virtual Data Center eZine - Vol.27: Choosing the Best Storage Network for Virtualization by SearchDataCenter.com. September 24, 2010 - Storage networks are an essential element of server virtualization, but there are several options available today. Is it better to invest in a separate SAN or move storage over Ethernet using iSCSI or FCoE technology? This article considers the tradeoffs of each approach and presents important considerations for both.
Virtual Data Center eZine - Vol.29: How to Reduce Storage Requirements in Virtual Data Centers by SearchDataCenter.com. December 01, 2010 - This article will discuss a variety of strategies such as data deduplication, tiering and so on that administrators can employ to reduce demands on the storage network. Also in this issue, real-life VM failover and DR testing techniques.
Which Outsourcing Approach is Best? by SearchDataCenter.com. February 07, 2014 - Before making the decision to outsource any part of your data center operation, make sure you understand the variety of options for moving IT off-premises.
Why You Should Evaluate Software-Defined Networking Now by SearchDataCenter.com. February 04, 2014 - Sort through the hype around software-defined networking and you could find valuable ways to improve efficiency in the data center—but those improvements may be a few years in the making.