It's summer -- a season for barbeques, beaches and the occasional brownout. When temperatures soar in July and August, organizations crank up the air in the data center. But overuse of these power-draining devices often leads to a loss of power. Unless you have a backup plan, you risk frying your computer systems and stifling your organization's productivity.
These five articles from SearchCIO-Midmarket.com provide insight and solutions for data storage management. By addressing how midmarket organizations save time, money and energy through virtualization and offering basic tips on reducing your risks during downtime, these articles provide information and advice so you can keep your data and not lose your cool.
- Data center redesign: Behind the scenes with Bryant University's CIO (video)
The data center at Bryant University has evolved from servers in closets to a state-of-the-art system. The VP of information services takes SearchCIO-Midmarket.com on a tour.
- SAN more realistic for midmarket, options keep growing
Once a storage toy for big companies only, storage area networks (SANs) are gaining significant ground in the midmarket. Now top manufacturers are wooing CIOs for business.
- Neglecting AC units gets data centers into hot water
Experts say IT managers considering virtualization need to think beyond power and cooling and instead strategize how the technology will transform IT.
- Gartner warns of misguided virtualization strategies
Too many data center managers rely on only a UPS to keep the servers running when the power goes out. But neglecting to back up the air-conditioning units puts the servers at risk.
- Gartner: Five trends that will change how you buy storage
Gartner identifies five industry trends that will affect how you buy storage services in 2008 and beyond.
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