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Optimising your Infrastructure for Cloud Computing - Best practices for managing a cloud IT environment
By Eaton | 31/1/2012

This white paper examines some of the forces behind rising adoption of cloud-based solutions, explores how cloud architectures impact data centers and discusses a series of concrete practices and technologies that can help companies collect the benefits of cloud computing without compromising uptime or overwhelming their power and cooling systems.

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Is your data center ready for virtualisation? Important power considerations for virtualised IT environments
By Eaton | 31/1/2012

Virtualisation brings the potential to deliver dramatic savings in terms of server count, footprint, power consumption and cooling requirements for data centers. For all its advantages though, virtualisation also brings some unique challenges. The power and cooling infrastructure—which may have been quite sufficient for pre-virtualization needs—could easily become inadequate when data center performance patterns are radically altered. The good news is that there are practical and affordable ways to address these challenges and improve data center efficiency in the process. This paper looks at some of the power-related challenges and the readily available technologies to address them.

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Increasing Uptime and Efficiency with Switched PDUs - Two ways to use rack PDUs for more than just distributing power
By Eaton | 31/1/2012

Power distribution units (PDUs) play an essential role in delivering power safely and at appropriate voltages to servers and other network resources. A particular class of power distribution units known as rack Switched PDUs, however, is capable of performing additional functions that can help data center managers improve the efficiency and reliability of their IT infrastructure. This paper provides a brief introduction to rack Switched PDUs and describes two underappreciated yet powerful ways to take advantage of their advanced functionality.

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The Role of UPS Power Management in Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
By Eaton | 31/1/2012

Virtualisation in IT has brought many significant benefits and changed the way data centres are designed and operated. In a virtualised data centre, applications, services and databases run on fewer physical servers than before and the operator makes significant savings in power consumption, cooling and infrastructure expenditure.

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Distributing Power to Blade Servers - Ten steps to selecting the optimal power distribution design
By Eaton | 31/1/2012

Which blade server ePDU is right for your application? What deployment considerations apply? With the right ePDU model and implementation strategy, you can satisfy present and future needs, optimally balance loads and enhance data center efficiency and uptime. Read more.

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