Some of the most useful benchmarks and metrics in evaluating server performance are provided in this article along with descriptions to help IT managers identify the ones that best fit their organization.
Power and cooling is at the top of the list for data center investments. This expert e- details how to invest in energy-efficient power and cooling technologies for a higher ROI. Gain insight into how much power is needed for a stripped-down, low-power server, and discover best practices for dealing with cooling problems in the data center.
IT equipment mounted in racks cools itself by drawing ambient air from the data center or network room. If the heated exhaust air is allowed to return to the air inlet of the equipment, an undesirable overheating condition may occur. This paper explains how this problem compromises the cooling process and the benefit of using air blanking panels.
Surprise incidences of downtime in server rooms and remote wiring closets lead to sleepless nights for many IT managers. This paper analyzes several of these incidents and makes recommendations for how a basic monitoring system can help reduce the occurrence of these unanticipated events.
Along with an in-depth discussion of energy measurement and management, this white paper provides a brief overview of IBM solutions that can help organizations support their initiatives for developing energy-efficient and environmentally responsible data centers.
Cooling equipment for an IT environment can be implemented in 10 basic configurations. The information in this paper allows IT professionals to be more involved in the specification of precision cooling solutions that better align with IT objectives.
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