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  • White Paper

    Improving IT Efficiencies: Four Advantages of Multi-Tenant Data Centers

    Posted July 28, 2014 - 4:15 pm

    Increasing demands on IT are forcing organizations to rethink their data center options. For many organizations, that means turning to the flexibility afforded them by outsourced cloud solutions, which can provide exponential cost savings.
  • White Paper

    Accelerating the Delivery Microsoft Office 365

    Posted July 28, 2014 - 1:45 pm

    Many organizations use Office 365's cloud-based mail, collaboration and communication services as the dominant workload. However, as services move to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, and end-user experience can suffer.
  • White Paper

    Accelerating the Delivery Microsoft Office 365

    Posted July 28, 2014 - 12:31 pm

    Many organizations use Office 365's cloud-based mail, collaboration and communication services as the dominant workload. However, as services move to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, and end-user experience can suffer.
  • White Paper

    Implementing Energy Efficient Data Centers

    Posted July 25, 2014 - 3:32 pm

    This paper explains how to quantify the electricity savings and provides examples of methods that can greatly reduce electrical power consumption.
  • White Paper

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

    Posted July 25, 2014 - 3:32 pm

    The effects that the cloud and virtualization have on the data center are discussed and possible solutions or methods for dealing with them are offered.
  • White Paper

    Comparing Data Center Power Distribution Architectures

    Posted July 25, 2014 - 3:32 pm

    Significant improvements in have been achieved in data center power distribution, increasing the options available for data centers. This paper compares five power distribution approaches and describes their advantages and disadvantages.
  • White Paper

    Implementing Hot and Cold Air Containment in Existing Data Centers

    Posted July 25, 2014 - 3:32 pm

    This paper investigates the constraints, reviews all available containment methods, and provides recommendations for determining the best containment approach.
  • White Paper

    Data Center Projects: Project Management

    Posted July 25, 2014 - 3:32 pm

    The project management model described in this paper is a framework to show essential characteristics that must be considered in any implementation of a standardized project process.
  • NoSQL is a no go once again

    Posted July 25, 2014 - 11:00 am

    Twice now I’ve deeply investigated NoSQL for an upcoming project, and twice now I’ve come to the conclusion that it would be a bad decision.
  • White Paper

    The Truth About Virtual Computing for CAD

    Posted July 25, 2014 - 10:45 am

    If you're a user of graphics-intensive software such as 3D modeling, simulation and analysis, and visualization, you might be skeptical about moving to a virtualized computing environment.
  • Slideshow

    ITworld cartoons 2014: The year in geek humor

    Posted July 25, 2014 - 7:30 am

    Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers
  • Don’t overdo it on System Administrator Appreciation Day [CARTOON]

    Posted July 25, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Be sure to show your sysadmin how much you appreciate him or her today - but keep it sane
  • Question

    What is a good PUE number for a data center?

    Posted July 25, 2014 - 3:28 am

    When evaluating a data center’s efficiency, what is a realistic Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) number for a “green” data center?
  • White Paper

    Enable secure remote access to 3D data without sacrificing visual perfomance

    Posted July 24, 2014 - 6:30 pm

    Design and manufacturing companies must adapt quickly to the demands of an increasingly global and competitive economy. To speed time to market for products, they need to be able to collaborate and manage design lifecycles effectively
  • White Paper

    The Truth About Virtual Computing for CAD

    Posted July 24, 2014 - 6:30 pm

    If you're a user of graphics-intensive software such as 3D modeling, simulation and analysis, and visualization, you might be skeptical about moving to a virtualized computing environment.
  • White Paper

    Virtually Delivered High Performance 3D Graphics

    Posted July 24, 2014 - 6:30 pm

    "A picture is worth a thousand words." That old phrase is as true today as it ever was. Pictures (i.e., those with heavy graphical content) are still too large to easily transfer using the Internet or company wide area networks (WANs).
  • Non-IBM Power8 servers to appear early next year

    Posted July 24, 2014 - 4:08 pm

    The first third-party servers licensed to use IBM's Power architecture will be on the market early next year.
  • White Paper

    Who does NSS Labs "Recommend" for NGFW?

    Posted July 24, 2014 - 12:31 pm

    In 2012, NSS Labs found that most available NGFW solutions "fell short in performance and security effectiveness." In 2013 NSS Labs noted "marked improvement" and bestowed their "recommended" rating on 6 vendors. Click here to find out who they were.
  • Webcast

    Why Are Customers Really Deploying an NGFW?

    Posted July 24, 2014 - 12:31 pm

    It seems every IT Security expert is talking about the NGFW, but what are people really doing? This webcast covers 5 real-world customer deployments and explores business drivers, key requirements, solutions considered and the final deployment.
  • Slideshow

    Just their type: 10 keyboards beloved by programmers

    Posted July 24, 2014 - 7:00 am

    Software developers can become quite attached to the keyboards they use to bang out code all day. Here are some models that have significant coder followings
  • Slideshow

    Sysadmin Day 2014: 8 ways to show your appreciation

    Posted July 23, 2014 - 3:10 pm

    Take a moment to show your appreciation for these professionals who spend most of the year doing wildly complicated things that almost no one notices or understands.
  • White Paper

    Datacenter eGuide

    Posted July 23, 2014 - 12:00 pm

    Read on to learn what technologies are essential for high-performing data centers today, and to get a glimpse of what the data center of tomorrow may look like.
  • Slideshow

    Step away from the button! 6 touchy tech disasters

    Posted July 23, 2014 - 9:39 am

    It's only a matter of time before all hell breaks loose when fiddling with switches and power cords.
  • White Paper

    Delivering trusted information for the modern data warehouse

    Posted July 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm

    An agile warehouse environment helps organizations capitalize on analytics, optimize performance and uncover new insights. Learn about the capabilities and technologies required to provide trusted information for a next-generation data warehouse.
  • Why is the NoSQL choice so difficult?

    Posted July 22, 2014 - 6:00 am

    The last time I was evaluating NoSQL databases I ended up sticking with a relational database. I’m evaluating them again today and this time I’m pretty sure I’ll have to actually choose one. The choice is really hard for a number of reasons.
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