The buzz around the cloud is very real. It offers considerable business agility, cost efficiencies and service improvements to IT managers. What the buzz doesn’t tell you is that getting to the point where the cloud brings these benefits to your organization isn’t easy. So the real question becomes: What do you need to keep in mind when integrating cloud computing into an IT strategy?
Where’s the data center going? Industry analysts are pointing to modular computing. Designed for rapid deployment, energy efficiency and high-density computing, modular data centers deliver capacity at a lower cost than traditional construction methods.Get the five tips to avoid sinking your move to modularity before it starts.
There’s no question that network rationalization can lead to immediate cost savings, simplified management, and improved reliability and performance. Getting rid of complexities, redundancies, and unnecessary networks and equipment that are brought on by years of accumulated technology is a commonsense way to cut back on costs.Learn six crucial tips to make your Network Rationalization effort a success.
According to a recent article on the front page of the New York Times, “Most data centers, by design, consume vast amounts of energy in an incongruously wasteful manner...Online companies typically run their facilities at maximum capacity around the clock, whatever the demand. As a result, data centers can waste 90 percent or more of the electricity they pull off the grid.” Should you outsource to achieve optimization? Here are four questions to ask yourself.
In a perfect world, getting rid of old IT equipment would be as simple as pulling the old stuff out and plugging the new stuff in. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. But with the right approach, determining when and how to replace equipment doesn’t have to be overwhelming. All you need is planning, attention to detail, a well thought-out strategy and, often, an expert partner.