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February 18, 2013  2:09 PM

Taking the mystery out of colo and cloud terminology



Posted by: TTphil
Cloud Computing, Data Center, Modern Infrastructure, Uncategorized

When it comes to great crime thrillers set in colocation facilities, it’s tough to find one better than Michael Connelly’s “The Scarecrow.” It’s also difficult to find one that’s worse, mostly because no other books come...

January 29, 2013  4:31 PM

More with less: The new normal in IT



Posted by: TTphil
Data Center, Modern Infrastructure, Uncategorized

In good times, IT managers face the problem of keeping pace with technology, spending wisely and justifying each proposed initiative. When the economy turns sour, those demands and pressures don’t ease up; in some situations, they intensify. The prolonged downturn in the global economy leaves...


January 22, 2013  6:25 PM

Apocalypse not



Posted by: Laura Aberle
Cloud Computing, Data Center, Modern Infrastructure, Uncategorized

If you’re reading this, then the world probably didn’t come to a catastrophic (or zombie-related) end in 2012. I’m guessing there may be some slightly disappointed crossbow and bomb shelter owners out there. And I’ve often thought that some data centers would make great places to hide out...


January 9, 2013  7:45 PM

More science, less fiction for the data center of the future



Posted by: ccignoli
Data Center Infrastructure, Modern Infrastructure

Our January issue of Modern Infrastructure is hot off the virtual presses. We're very excited to start 2013 off with a look at the data...


December 17, 2012  5:41 PM

Finding resiliency in the cloud



Posted by: Eugene Demaitre
Cloud Computing, Data Center Infrastructure, Modern Infrastructure, PaaS

In the cloud computing era, infrastructure outages could be a thing of the past, as Web companies take advantage of resiliency built into applications. Relatively cheap, widely distributed resources in the public cloud have already helped some retailers -- but cloud outages may be a


December 10, 2012  9:06 PM

Friends with benefits — in the data center



Posted by: Eugene Demaitre
Data Center, Modern Infrastructure

In the latest issue of Modern Infrastructure, Bob Plankers talks about the potential for IT admins to monitor enterprise systems


November 27, 2012  2:47 PM

Learning from the mistakes of others



Posted by: Laura Aberle
Data Center, Data Center Infrastructure, Modern Infrastructure, Uncategorized

Mistakes abound when new technology and new processes are introduced—which is not necessarily a bad thing. After all, trial-and-error can be the best way to make progress in unfamiliar territory. But it’s a little tougher to adopt a bold attitude toward risk when $5 million is at stake, as...


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