Creating Order from Chaos in Data Centers and Server Rooms

Whether dealing with a mess of their own making or an inherited one, IT professionals have several options for bringing order to chaotic data centers. Today’s technologies provide integrated rack-based data center solutions for power, air, cable routing, and management. Learn how to eliminate the root causes of data center disorder and transform your messy data center into a clean, well-managed facility.

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Cut Datacenter Costs Like AWS: Managing the Economics of Your Virtualized Data Center

The average datacenter is 50% more costly than Amazon Web Services. As cloud economics threaten the long-term viability of on-premise data centers, the survival of IT organizations rests solely in the ability to maximize the operational and financial returns of their existing infrastructure. Download this white paper and follow these four best practices so you can survive: maximize the efficiency of your virtual data center, optimize workload placement within your clusters, reclaim unused server... Read More

Guide to IT Best Practices in Application-Aware Network Performance Management

Businesses are constantly striving to do more with fewer resources, and information technology (IT) departments are subject to the same pressures. They must contend with a growing number of applications and an increasingly complex infrastructure. The IT department’s arsenal includes tools for monitoring network, application, server, database, and end user performance, but typically they are not integrated with each other. That means that it’s end users who are detecting poor application performance,... Read More

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