Datacenters Whitepapers

Streamlined server management at every stage of the IT life cycle

Traditional server management and provisioning can create unnecessary burdens for many organizations. Information technology (IT) administrators in today’s business environments need a more streamlined process to manage servers throughout the IT life cycle, including tools to help them diagnose problems and procedures for efficiently resolving errors. This white paper provides an in-depth look at the

Are you straddling the two eras of IT?

An IDG Connect survey of 300 enterprise organization decision makers involved in IT infrastructure decisions reveals the challenges and opportunities that lay between traditional IT characterized by complex, silo’ed infrastructure designs that are optimized around system technologies and the new style of IT optimized around delivering better business outcomes. HP Proliant Gen9 servers powered by

Reimagine the Server: Performance meets efficiency to transform your business

Delivering high-quality services with greater speed and efficiency is one of the greatest pressures facing your information technology (IT) infrastructure. The rise of cloud computing, expansive mobility options, and increasing pressure to boost application performance adds even more complexity—introducing inefficiencies that can limit your opportunity for growth and success. Traditional, siloed IT infrastructures are often

ITG Executive Summary: Cost/Benefit Case for IBM System Storage DS8870: Comparing costs with EMC Symmetrix VMAX 40K

The rate of change in the storage world continues to accelerate. Adoption of new technologies such as virtualization and flash (semiconductor) memory has become pervasive. High-end disk arrays have not been an exception to these trends. There has been a large-scale shift toward use of hybrid, multi-tier architectures that employ flash technology and conventional hard

Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Optimized Power, Cooling, and Management Maximizes Benefits

IT virtualization, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data center physical infrastructure (DCPI). Higher power densities that often result can challenge the cooling capabilities of an existing system. Reduced overall energy consumption that typically results from physical server consolidation may actually worsen the data center’s power usage effectiveness (PUE). Dynamic

The Different Types of UPS Systems

There is much confusion in the marketplace about the different types of UPS systems and their characteristics. Each of these UPS types is defined, practical applications of each are discussed, and advantages and disadvantages are listed. With this information, an educated decision can be made as to the appropriate UPS topology for a given need.