• Exchange server sync to data center moving emails from client to email server

    Quick question, we are looking for the best way to mitigate data synchronization over our WAN after a large Exchange migration. For example, we have just taken a 250 user company with 450gb of mail into our system. With this project it was all or nothing, they needed access to all mail from day. So...

    ITKE346,430 pointsBadges:
  • Avamar vs. TSM – an Avamar scale to a large enterprise datacenter environment?

    We're a large TSM shop. But we also have a large distributed environment where we've recently implemented EMC's Avamar backup solution.  We're now being asked to look at the TCO of replacing TSM with Avamar in our datacenter environment.  We're only looking at our VMware and NAS areas right...

    Phrikas10 pointsBadges:
  • data center management tips

    Any advice for books on data center management?

    Apatheticnow770 pointsBadges:
  • Monitoring Windows server 2008 remotely

    We want to monitor our Windows 2008 server in our data center 40 minutes away. What is the best way to monitor its health remotely?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Monitoring software for data center

    Is there a monitoring software or appliance that can monitor the status of all systems in our data center from cisco router/firewall to servers and other devices on the network like printers and what not.

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Free IT Book: Two-for-one this week!

    We got into the holiday spirit for this week's free IT book giveaway. Answer one of the unanswered questions below and win two IT books from our coveted technology library. Another plus? You get to pick which two books you receive. So get to answering, because you have a week to throw your name...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Setting up a Windows 2008 IT architecture

    I need to setup a new Windows 2008 architecture with the following problematics: I have two location: Office and the datacenter. I currently have two Windows 2008 Servers at the datacenter (WEB1 and DB1) And one Windows 2008 Server at the office (APP1). I want to have a private network with a VPN...

    Alexl5 pointsBadges:
  • debt collection

    I have been given the round-around concerning a debt collection for which I did not receive until June 2012 that according to your records were filed in 2008. I have several questions concerning this matter: 1) Why did it take so long to notify me of this debt? 2) I plan to pay this debt - what...

    eluck0 pointsBadges:
  • CoLocation Power costs

    We have 3 20Amp 110 PDUs in our rack and our currently paying 675$ month for them. Is this typical data center cost or is it excessive? We are charged a flat rate- but our usage on the 3 during the day is 37amps total.

    Mccollums5 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What to consider when building a data center?

    What are some of the key factors the enterprise should consider when building a data center that can last? We'd love to hear stories from your own experience, or see lists of your own must-haves when it comes to a new data center. Share your thoughts and we'll share 100 Knowledge Points!

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What data center fads should be avoided?

    There's always something new and improved, especially in something as complex as a data center. What are some recent technologies you've seen that strike you more as fads rather than essential additions to the data center? Share your opinion, and we'll share 75 Knowledge Points!

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What are some creative ways to cool a data center?

    Whether it's a nearby natural water source or a unique rack design, share your ideas for creative ways to cool a data center right here, and we'll share 50 Knowledge Points! When you leave your idea in the dicussion section, cast your vote on the best idea of the bunch! The winner gets a free...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: How do you prepare your data center for severe weather?

    Every season has its share of weather threats, and we want to know how you prepare for them. The east coast is gearing up for Hurricane Irene's arrival, and we were wondering what steps you were taking (if any) to make sure your data center doesn't see much (or any) downtime. What unique conditions...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • What can be done to improve efficiency in “green” datacenters?

    Any tips of tweaks for how to maximize the savings offered by going green with our hosting? Thanks!

    Apatheticnow770 pointsBadges:
  • Scheduling defrags and chkdisks across data centers

    Can we schedule defrags and chkdisks across our datacenters on a central schedule using a central server? What software will allow for this?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Pros and cons of data center in a box?

    I read that while data centers in a box were booming, it wasn't because of the portability or flexibility but because of the price. Any data center pros out there: Has your company bought one? Were they a quick fix for an urgent need or a long-term solution? I'd love to hear your take on the pros...

    Michael Morisy8,323 pointsBadges:
  • How can we offer backup service over network

    Several customers reside in the same data center with totally separate networks but all internet comes in from the same ISP. Can we offer interested clients backup service over the network for sale? How can it be implemented?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Recovering SATA hard disk and data after faulty connection

    I accidentally connected my PC cabinet fan power plug into my SATA hard disk power, causing the HD power connector to spark. After that, my PC isn't recognizing the HDD and there's no power reaching it. How can I recover my data? Is it fried?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Connecting a machine to all systems in datacenter over TCP/IP

    We want to connect one keyboard, mouse and monitor to all systems in our datacenter. We want to do this over tcp/ip and not run a lot of cables. What equipment will facilitate this?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What are some of the inexpensive or high-impact green tactics for a data center today?

    With power costs increasing significantly, more hardware per rack creating more heat and using more power and cooling solutions, it seems that power rather than space seems to be the limiter amongst data centers. What are your suggestions for reducing power consumption? What are you doing to make...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:

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