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Does Your Data Center Disaster Recovery Plan Have You Ready for Misfortune Or Are You Part of the Unprepared Majority?

Most organizations have in place what they consider to be a data center disaster recovery strategy and plan.  The stark reality, however is that few are actually ready for the worst, and many organizations are ill-prepared. From failure of a single application to the loss of the organization’s entire IT functionality, a plan should be…
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When a Data Center Disaster Strikes

  Having a disaster recovery plan to deal with an unexpected IT infrastructure calamity is a significant focus in the data center industry, but what constitutes a data center disaster? Which major organizations have suffered these disasters? What is the potential for financial damage if a data center disaster occurs? How do we mitigate the…
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Definitions of Various IT Infrastructure Terms Are Shifting as Consumption by End Users Grows and Evolves

  Colocation, cloud, managed services, and outsourced services are among the IT infrastructure terms we’re all familiar with, but their definitions can change as technology evolves. As services blend together and more providers offer more options how are enterprise users and providers defining the various IT infrastructure terms we’re used to today? And how are…
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The Data Center Debate of Build vs. Buy: New Twists on a Traditional Data Center Quandary.

  In part 4 our series on IT infrastructure planning with Jeff Gilmer of Excipio Consulting, the conversation turns to the age-old debate of “Build vs. Buy”. With virtualization now part of the equation and more data center data center leasing options, how have the fundamentals changed in considering whether to build and operate your…
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Calculating Future Data Center Capacity Requirements

  IT infrastructure success cannot be achieved without accurately assessing future needs.   But as fast as infrastructure options, virtualization, and server capacity are changing, how can you calculate your future data center needs? What are the mistakes made by others that you need to avoid? Getting this wrong can hamstring your organization for years, either…
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Cloud or Traditional Data Center Solutions? Strategies and Best Practices in Cloud Utilization, an Interview with Jeff Gilmer of Excipio Consulting

Cloud or Data Center? Jeff Gilmer of Excipio Consulting shares best practices. A hasty decision to move to the cloud can lead to trouble. There needs to be a substantial, comprehensive process. What factors should your organization consider in that process? This interview will give you valuable insight into finding the right answers for your…
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How Does IT Impact Your Overall Data Center Strategy? What You Need to Know for a Data Center Consolidation.

A great many factors go into developing your organization’s data center strategy. There are numerous elements that influence future space, power, cooling, and compute needs. Those elements are different than they used to be, and continue to change. Not properly understanding your future needs can lead to significant problems, both operationally and financially. If you…