Whitepapers

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



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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Classification of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools

Data centers today lack a formal system for classifying infrastructure management tools. As a result, confusion exists regarding which management systems are necessary and which are optional for secure and efficient data center operation. This paper divides the realm of data center management tools into four distinct subsets and compares the primary and secondary functions of key subsystems within these subsets. With a classification system in place, data center professionals can begin to determine which physical infrastructure management tools they need – and don’t need – to operate their data centers.
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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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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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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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The Drivers and Benefits of Edge Computing

Internet use is trending towards bandwidth-intensive content and an increasing number of attached "things". At the same time, mobile telecom networks and data networks are converging into a cloud computing architecture. To support needs today and tomorrow, computing power and storage is being inserted out on the network edge in order to lower data transport time and increase availability. Edge computing brings bandwidth-intensive content and latency-sensitive applications closer to the user or data source. This white paper explains the drivers of edge computing and explores the various types of edge computing available.
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