Cloud Whitepapers

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

Virtualization: Optimised Power and Cooling to Maximise Benefits

Data centres are routinely and unknowingly missing a great portion of their entitlement from virtualization. Beyond virtualization’s undisputed IT benefits – from reduced rack footprint to disaster recovery – is the parallel story of a substantial benefit from optimising the physical infrastructure that supports it. More in this white paper.

Making Large UPS Systems More Efficient

As energy sources become scarce and more expensive, electrical efficiency is becoming a more important performance factor in the specification and selection of large UPS systems. There are three subtle factors that can materially affect a company’s cost of operating a UPS system and particularly the electric bill. This paper discusses common errors and misunderstandings

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