Avoidable Mistakes that Compromise Cooling Performance in Data Centers and Network Rooms

Avoidable mistakes made when installing cooling systems and racks in data centers or network rooms compromise availability and increase costs. These flaws create hot spots, decrease efficiency, and reduce cooling capacity. Although facilities operators are often held accountable for cooling problems, many problems are caused by improper deployment of IT equipment. Learn more about these mistakes and about simple remedies.

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Counting the Cost of Network Efficiency

It is hard to quantify the costs of poor network or application management, but they include lost productivity due to time spent fixing problems and increased capital and operating expenses. But when creating IT budgets, organizations need to consider the impact of investment in network and application management on overall revenues. IT efficiency should be a priority item for any corporate agenda, and executives need to understand that the network is not only a core part of what their organization... Read More

The Application Deluge and Visibility Imperative

The information technology (IT) environment of today’s organizations is becoming complex and hence difficult to monitor and manage. For one thing, business applications can reside in corporate data centers or in the cloud—while users can be work near these centers or far across the globe. IT teams are therefore increasingly burdened with providing the required visibility into and control over the entire network—and with ensuring the high performance and availability of mission-critical applications.... Read More

Edge Consolidation Delivers Peace of Mind for IT

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To increase agility while lowering costs, information technology (IT) organizations are using virtualization and cloud-based infrastructure services to consolidate and reduce the number of physical servers and data centers across the enterprise. As organizations consolidate data backup and disaster recovery operations, wide-area network (WAN) optimization plays a key role in mitigating risk without sacrificing performance. Find out how to balance data protection and application performance, and... Read More

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