Cloud Whitepapers

Creating Order from Chaos in Data Centres and Server Rooms

Data centre professionals can rid themselves of messy racks, sub-standard under floor air distribution, and cable sprawl with a minimum of heartache and expense. Whether the data centre mess is created over years of mismanagement or whether the cable-choked data centre is inherited, solutions for both quick fixes and longer term evolutionary changes exist.

Data Centre Projects: System Planning

System planning is the Achilles’ heel of a data centre physical infrastructure project. Planning mistakes can magnify and propagate through later deployment phases, resulting in delays, cost overruns, wasted time and ultimately a compromised system. Much of the trouble can be eliminated by viewing system planning as a data flow model. More inside.

Data Centre Projects: Growth Model

Long-term data centre or network room capacity planning may seem impossible in the face of evolving IT technology and business requirements. Nevertheless, data centre facilities have a lifetime that may span many generations of IT equipment, so planning – or the lack of – can impact the effectiveness of investments. This paper shows a simple

How To Run An Efficient Data Centre

In the recession, businesses face the challenge of achieving more with less. At the same time, environmental concerns mean that society as a whole must use less power and reduce its carbon emissions. With virtualisation, and newer hardware, the fact is companies can achieve energy savings at the same time as improving the performance of

The Business Imperative to Gain Data Center Insight

To manage costs, capacity and operations, today’s dynamic data centers require new tools to understand assets and how they’re used in order to deliver consistent, reliable and fast service to the business. Find out more about what’s required and how you can achieve this in your company, in this white paper.

Power Distribution Considerations for Data Center Racks

As data centers strive to become highly available as well as effi cient, an important aspect of the entire data center infrastructure that needs special attention is their power distribution strategy. an EPA study mentioned that the power consumption costs of a data center can account for as much as 30 percent of a company’s

Maximising Site Visitor Trust Using Extended Validation SSL

Since early 2007, online companies are able to definitively demonstrate their identity to customers — and customers can confirm this identity before trusting sites. This opportunity comes as a result of the greatest development in the Web’s secure backbone in over 10 years. It is the introduction of a new kind of SSL Certificate, the