Category Archives: – Data Center – Generic Papers

The MagPi Magazine: Sonic Pi 2.0, Get Your Groove On

In this issue, you’ll be in the club with Sonic Pi. The MagPi has an exclusive of Samuel Aaron’s brand new release of Sonic Pi v2.0 and how it is aiding build the underground music movement of Live Coding.  Samuel describes what is new to v2.0 along with some basics […]

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When Cloud Makes Sense

Learn some of the benefits of cloud computing. Today’s business climate requires companies to find new ways to reduce costs while becoming more agile and improving their competitive advantage. For more than a decade now, companies have been implementing virtualization technologies in their data centers to increase efficiency and consolidate […]

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Adapting Security to the Cloud

This white paper describes how adoption of cloud technology can potentially change an organization’s security requirements and how organizations can adapt their IT and security infrastructure to address these challenges. A number of trends are pushing organizations to look beyond traditional approaches to IT and consider adopting cloud technology. These […]

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Hybrid Clouds: An Emerging Tool for Corporate IT

There is a continuing revolution in how IT deploys their enterprise applications. A number of years ago, physical servers in a private datacenter were the only choice. Today, the option of on-premise servers is joined by deploying applications in the Public Cloud — infrastructure owned and managed by third party […]

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SQL For Dummies, 8th Edition–Free Sample Chapter

Uncover the secrets of SQL and start building better relational databases today! This fun and friendly guide will help you demystify database management systems so you can create more powerful databases and access information with ease. Updated for the latest SQL functionality, SQL For Dummies, 8th Edition covers the core SQL language […]

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Seven Virtualization DR Myths

As IT departments across the world move more virtualization and virtual technologies into their datacenters, they face new challenges and often confusion about best practices, particularly around server and data protection for business continuity. New disaster recovery and high availability technologies have emerged based on server virtualization, and many assert […]

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Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administration Essential Guide–Free 34 Page Excerpt

Virtualization helps an organization reduce costs and achieve low maintenance. It is fast becoming an important skill for all administrators. Citrix’s XenServer is one of the leading virtualization solutions for enterprises and helps companies reduce costs while allowing them to integrate, automate and easily manage their datacenters. It comes with […]

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Scale Computing HC³ and ICOS v4 Theory of Operations

Simplify virtualization, storage and server management with a flexible, complete data center in a box. To better address the complexity issues associated with virtualization, Scale Computing has designed an architecture that provides midsized organizations with a highly available and scalable compute and storage platform. The HC³ with ICOS v4 architecture […]

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How to Sell Storage Virtualization to Your CIO

Learn the 5 key ways to sell storage virtualization to your company’s CIO. How do you get CIOs to jump on the storage virtualization bandwagon if they’re not on it already? Use these five compelling points to persuade them that storage virtualization is right for their organization: It’s Inevitable and […]

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Server Virtualization: Branching Out of the Data Center

Multisite organizations are reducing the number of servers in their branch offices by moving applications to the data center. Yet, they continue to place a few essential applications locally because of performance, survivability, or compliance requirements. By making use of server virtualization, these lean branch offices can increase utilization of […]

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Desktop Virtualization: A Cost-Effective First Step For Creating a Virtualized Desktop Experience Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device

Learn how CIOs and IT managers can use a virtual desktop to reduce budgets for desktop hardware, software and rising IT costs associated with managing them. A virtual desktop infrastructure solution can take advantage of cost-effective and ubiquitous broadband, cost-effective and optimized datacenter hardware, enterprise run-time with virtualization, and even […]

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A Comprehensive Framework for Securing Virtualized Data Centers

Learn how to protect your high value virtual assets with a combination of purpose-built IPS platforms, management solutions and industry-leading threat research and security filters. Does your company have a clear and definite security policy for its virtual environment?Companies realize the benefits of moving to virtualization, however, most virtualized environments […]

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Virtualization Changes Everything: Enter the vWOC

Noted author Jim Metzler reports on one of the major impacts of virtualization: the emergence of vWOCs , or virtual WAN Optimization Controllers. In the majority of data centers, VMs already exist that can be used to host a vWOC. In a branch office, a virtualized server – or even […]

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Microsoft Access 2010 – Free Quick Reference Card

This Microsoft Access 2010 Reference provides shortcuts, tips, and tricks for the popular database management system. Use this reference to brush up on the basics and to find alternative methods to your favorite commands. This printable quick reference is yours to use, distribute, and share at your organization! Along with […]

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Access 2010 — Free Quick Reference Card

This Access 2010 Quick Reference provides shortcuts, tips, and tricks for the popular database management system. Use it to brush up on the basics and to find alternate methods to your favorite commands. This printable quick reference is yours to use, distribute, and share at your organization! Along with this […]

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Power and Cooling Capacity Management for Data Centers

Learn how capacity management can provide critical information about the state of your data center. High density IT equipment stresses the power density capability of modern data centers. Installation and unmanaged proliferation of this equipment can lead to unexpected problems with power and cooling infrastructure including overheating, overloads, and loss […]

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Implementing Energy Efficient Data Centers

What is the Cost of Electrical Power Consumption? Electricity usage costs have become an increasing fraction of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for data centers. It is possible to dramatically reduce the electrical consumption of typical data centers through appropriate design of the network-critical physical infrastructure and through the […]

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Allocating Data Center Energy Costs and Carbon to IT Users

Discover how simple an energy management process can be and how few measurements are needed to successfully manage infrastructure use and allocate energy costs and carbon to IT users. Are complicated software and instrumentation needed to measure and allocate energy costs and carbon to IT users? Or can we get […]

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