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How to Build a 911-Style Data Center

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Take a lesson from the way emergency response data centers are built out. Well-structured wiring can increase your uptime and it's cheaper to do it right the first time.

On Location: Chicago Tribune: Server Consolidation

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

In this 'On Location' follow-up, we revisit the Chicago newspaper to find its data center upgrade and consolidation project has brought them considerable cost savings.

This Old Data Center

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Our technology experts like to be where the IT hammer meets the nail, so five of them signed on to gather the know-how you need to get your data center in shape to meet current and future demands. We found that as new technologies like blade servers, iSCS

Intelligent Storage Fabrics: Storage Switches Get Smart

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Moving SAN services from hosts and arrays to switches is a concept whose time has come. We examine what makes a Fibre Channel fabric intelligent, what benefits you can expect from it, and why some storage pros are still skeptical.

IP KVMs: KVMs Get a Boost

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

IP versions of a keyboard-video-mouse switch provide all the benefits of a conventional KVM plus wider access, but be prepared for high prices and increased security risks. Our Editor's Choice led a lackluster pack with a mix of management, access control

Review: Data Center Switches

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

We tested three data center switches for ease of management, reliabilityand more. Our Editor's Choice won thanks to its Web-based interface and ease ofuse. Find out which one got the nod!

Market Analysis: Is Outsourcing Right For You?

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Often, outsourcing day-to-day IT functions to a trusted partner can be a smart move. It can alleviate workloads and control costs. Is it right for all companies? No. Is it right for your data center? Find out.

Feature: The All IP Enterprise

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

IP already owns enterprise data networks, but like any good dynasty, it's not resting on its laurels. It's now set to take on the infrastructures of telephony systems, data centers and storage networks. Are you ready to pledge allegiance to the IP empire?

Crash Course: Data Center Power

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Increasing requirements for processor cycles, memory and storage as well as higher electricity demands mean your data center is consuming more power--which means you're spending more--every day. Here's how to design a modular data center to help future-pr

Special Report: Autonomic Computing

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Five years ago, IBM's Paul Horn articulated a new way of thinking about Information Technology. In this second article of our business innovation series, we examine how far the technology of autonomic computing has come--and where it's headed.



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