August 8, 2014
Anitvirus is important, but it's not enough to protect against the threats any given enterprise will encounter these days. Advanced solutions are now essential in order to detect zero-days, Trojans, and other unanticipated vulnerabilities.
What will happen when traditional IT management and maintenance tasks no longer exist because of the transition to the cloud? Understand the pros and cons associated with new cloud-based operations and older IT processes.
With cloud-based technologies becoming safer and easier to use, more companies are expanding to remote sites. This means learning how to manage a remote site with care equal to what you provide your on-site workforce.
Moving to the cloud involves focused strategy and commitment to building, managing, and governing a cloud ecosystem consisting of the enterprise, service providers, and vendors. This is why it’s paramount to conduct a cloud-readiness assessment.
The key to data center efficiency is to maintain the proper operating temperature for your equipment without overcooling or undercooling, which means you need to monitor the environment and then take the necessary steps to fix the problem.
Biometrics may not be a silver bullet, and, as always, buyers need to do their homework before jumping on this particular bandwagon. As with all technologies, there are things to think about before making any rash moves.
It’s as important as ever to have a firm grasp of prevailing cabling trends and burgeoning technologies and how to properly prepare for cabling requirements in the face of upgrades or outfitting a new data center.
Power distribution units are one of the most integral components of a modern data center infrastructure, but it can be easy to make a mistake when purchasing new units. Here’s how to make sure you have the best protection for your environment.
Fire protection is about much more than just the systems you put in place to detect and suppress data center fires--you need to take steps to avoid fires to start with. But having an adequate fire detection and suppression system is always essential. Here
One estimate based on a server consuming 400W of power and costing about $800 per year suggests companies spend more than $24 billion annually on such servers. Obviously, finding ghost servers is important for these reasons and others.
Now that SSD implementation is increasing, enterprises are managing a mixed environment of both flash and traditional storage. Strategy is critical for efficiently managing your storage environment; here’s a look at some recommended best practices.
You likely can’t rely solely on your janitorial staff to clean your data center. What tasks should you hire a professional to do? And how do know the provider can get the job done quickly and with little inconvenience?