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Datacentre and IT management product white papers and case studies on datacentre technologies available to download



Quantitative Analysis of a Prefabricated vs. Traditional Data Center

Prefabricated modular data centers offer many advantages over traditionally built data centers, including flexibility, improved predictability, and faster speed of deployment. Cost , however, is sometimes stated as a barrier to deploying these designs. In this paper, we focus on quantifying the capital cost differences of a prefabricated vs. traditional 440 kW data center, both built with the same power and cooling architecture, in order to highlight the key cost drivers, and to demonstrate that prefabrication does not come at a capex premium . The analysis was completed and validated with Romonet’s Cloud-based Analytics Platform, a vendor-neutral industry resource.
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Ten Cooling Solutions to Support High-density Servers

High-density servers offer a significant performance per watt benefit. However, depending on the deployment, they can present a significant cooling challenge. Vendors are now designing servers that can demand over 40 kW of cooling per rack. With most data centers designed to cool an average of no more than 3-5 kW per rack, innovative strategies must be used for proper cooling of high-density equipment.

This paper provides ten approaches for increasing cooling efficiency, cooling capacity, and power density in existing data centers with low average power densities.
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Avoidable Mistakes that Compromise Cooling Performance in Data Centers and Network Rooms

Avoidable mistakes that are routinely made when installing cooling systems and racks in data centers or network rooms compromise availability and increase costs. These unintentional flaws create hot-spots, decrease fault tolerance, decrease efficiency, and reduce cooling capacity. Although facilities operators are often held accountable for cooling problems, many problems are actually caused by improper deployment of IT equipment outside of their control.

This paper examines these typical mistakes, explains their principles, quantifies their impacts, and describes simple remedies.
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Addressing the Threat Within: Rethinking Network Security Deployment

Download this whitepaper to discover how a structured and architectural approach to pervasive network visibility gives security solutions access while enabling them to scale cost effectively. Learn the benefits of this new approach to security deployments, as well as the anatomy of the advanced persistent threats you must battle.
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Preventing Data Corruption in the Event of an Extended Power Outage

Despite advances in computer technology, power outages continue to be a major cause of PC and server downtime. Protecting computer systems with uninterruptible power supply (UPS) hardware is part of a total solution, but power management software is also necessary to prevent data corruption after extended power outages. Various software configurations are discussed, and best practices aimed at ensuring uptime are presented.
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How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms and Remove Wiring Closets

Surprise incidences of downtime in server rooms and remote wiring closets lead to sleepless nights for many IT managers. Most can recount horror stories about how bad luck, human error, or just simple incompetence brought their server rooms down.

This paper analyzes several of these incidents and makes recommendations for how a basic monitoring system can help reduce the occurrence of these unanticipated events.
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Trust and Transparency

In this IDC white paper, learn how the Coop Group uses an Application Centric - infrastructure performance management (IPM) platform to provide transparency into application performance for traditional and virtual apps existing side-by-side in their data centers.

Also, learn about how one vendors IPM offering provides full line-speed monitoring to offer real-time analysis of data across all SAN and NAS storage.
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