Building a green data center makes sense on so many levels. It’s more cost effective, better for the environment and it makes you look like a smart, forward-thinking company that cares about the environment too.
Zynga runs a hybrid cloud, but had the luxury of starting off using Amazon EC2, then building a compatible data center. Would a reverse strategy at a more mature company work as well?
Giving IT Pros remote access to the data center for monitoring means they are freed up to live their lives off hours, but you have balance the convenience with security concerns.
As we’ve learned over the past year or two devastating disasters can strike anywhere making a disaster plan essential — and storing your data in the cloud away from your business might be a way to go.
Amazon recently dropped the prices of EC2 server and storage services and IT pros had to be wringing their hands with glee over the news.
A start-up has created a small communications box to access your data center remotely from a web browser or mobile device — and it could save you you gas and give you peace of mind when you can’t be onsite.
As disasters of seemingly epic proportions strike with increasing frequency, IT needs to be prepared to stay running and a data center in a box could be up in just a day or two.
A recent survey found that among Global 1000 companies, one of the primary goals was to reduce complexity in IT. It’s a worthy goal, and one that cloud services might help in achieving.
As we approach the end of the year, it might be a good time to assess your monitoring protocols and be certain that the monitoring tools you have in place still meet your current requirements.
As we approach the year end, it’s worth looking ahead to some trends that could have an impact on the data center in the coming year. Let’s get started with IT as a cost center with the rise of private clouds and a service orientation.