Category Archives: Data Center – Infrastructure, Design and Facilities

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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PHP, MySQL, JavaScript & HTML5 All-in-One For Dummies–Free Sample Chapters

Get the basics on four key web programming tools in one great book! PHP, JavaScript, and HTML5 are essential programming languages for creating dynamic websites that work with the MySQL database. PHP and MySQL provide a robust, easy-to-learn, open-source solution for creating superb e-commerce sites and content management. JavaScript and […]

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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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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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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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POD Architecture 2.0®: The Continuing Evolution of the Modular Data Center

Learn how using POD Architecture for a Data Center facilitates high reliability, improved performance, short delivery cycles, and more cost efficient site operation. Although many companies talk about their modular data centers they use a one size fits all approach that forces customers to adapt their requirements to the form […]

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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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Data Center Physical Infrastructure: Optimizing Business Value

Learn how to optimize DCPI to improve its business value. To stay competitive in today’s rapidly changing business world, companies must update the way they view the value of their investments in data center physical infrastructure (DCPI). No longer are simple availability and upfront costs sufficient to make adequate business […]

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Managing Application Performance in the Internet Era

This Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA™) white paper looks at the environmental requirements and the matching design requirements for capturing real-world application performance interdependencies in this “Internet Era.” It then assesses Compuware’s unified approach to combine enterprise and Internet application performance monitoring for more advanced service management and diagnostics across all […]

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Achieving Real-Time Virtualization Control with Workload Automation

This webinar will provide actionable advice on how to optimize your virtual data center and achieve real-time control, to run leaner IT while more effectively servicing real business needs. Virtualization offers many benefits, but most IT organizations are missing out by focusing too much on the virtual infrastructure, and not […]

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Best Practices for Network and System Monitoring

Outlines best practices for deploying and operating a network and systems monitoring solution. Monitoring the complex systems and networks that make up your IT Infrastructure should be easy. As your business depends on your network and systems for mission critical applications, you want enterprise-wide visibility and a strong operational model […]

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Benefits of a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Discover the benefits of VDI and how it can benefit your company and save you money. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), or Desktop Virtualization, gives the best of both worlds to administrators and end users by combining a familiar PC desktop experience with the centralized control and management common in data […]

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An Improved Architecture for High-Efficiency, High-Density Data Centers

Learn how APC’s Data Center architecture can be implemented to dramatically improve the electrical efficiency of data centers. Data center power and cooling infrastructure waste more than 60,000,000 megawatt-hours per year of electricity. This white paper describes the principles of a new, commercially available data center architecture that can be […]

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