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Carrier Class Product Assessment
By Alcatel-Lucent | 2/7/2013

One of the prevailing myths surrounding carrier class data centre solutions is that their implementation is either difficult to configure or create high maintenance costs. Network managers of telephony networks, due to high network demand, require resilience and simplicity in their design. In this whitepaper, we look at the strengths and weaknesses of competing enterprise data centre solution. Read now.

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A Coordinated Virtual Infrastructure for SDN in Enterprise Networks
By Alcatel-Lucent | 2/7/2013

Increasing agility and automation in the data centre to optimise application delivery requires a complete, end-to-end, coordinated virtual infrastructure. This infrastructure will allow applications and the physical network to collaborate, thereby providing a high quality experience for users and enabling optimisation of resources. The ideal solution should follow a Software Defined Networking (SDN) approach. Learn more.

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What to expect from 802.11ac
By Alcatel-Lucent | 23/10/2013

Although residential Wi-Fi applications are a primary focus for these 802.11ac technologies, they will also have a considerable impact on enterprise wireless LANs (WLANs). Both increasing the wireless bandwidth in a cell and the trend towards multiple antennas will make it easier to provide seamless Wi-Fi coverage around physical obstructions, such as elevator shafts and stair wells. Download to learn more.

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Consolidating Server and Network Equipment in Legacy Computer Rooms
By APC by Schneider Electric | 18/7/2012

Most IT racks have the same look, but rarely have the same feel. We have developed racks specifically for servers and networking which account for important details like cable management and power distribution. This solution pairs our optimised rack solutions with a high availability UPS for protecting all of your critical equipment as simply as possible. Read more.

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Top 10 Mistakes in Data Centre Operations: Operating Efficient and Effective Data Centres
By APC by Schneider Electric | 12/6/2013

How can you avoid making major mistakes when operating and maintaining your data centre(s)? The key lies in the methodology behind your operations and maintenance program. This whitepaper explores the top ten mistakes in data centre operations. Read now.

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Deploying Equipment Offsite in Co-Location Sites or the Cloud
By APC by Schneider Electric | 18/7/2012

With the ease of adopting cloud computing, it is inevitable that some data and applications will eventually move there. Cloud providers offer many options for moving and storing data in the cloud, and often provide service level strategies well beyond the financial capabilities of small and medium businesses. Read more.

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Virtualisation and Cloud Computing: Optimised Power, Cooling and Management Maximises Benefits
By APC by Schneider Electric | 12/6/2013

IT virtualisation, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data centre physical infrastructure. The particular effects of virtualisation are discussed and possible solutions or methods for dealing with them are offered. Download to learn more.

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Data Centre Physical Infrastructure: Optimising Business Value
By APC by Schneider Electric | 12/6/2013

To stay competitive in today’s rapidly changing business world, companies must update the way they view the value of their investment in data centre physical infrastructure (DCPI). This whitepaper discusses how companies can succeed in a changing global market. Read now.

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Preparing the Physical Infrastructure of Receiving Data Centres for Consolidation
By APC by Schneider Electric | 3/7/2012

The consolidation of one or more data centres into an existing data centre is a common occurrence. This paper gives examples of what is becoming a standard architecture for preparing the physical infrastructure in the receiving data centre. This approach allows for shorter timelines and high efficiency while avoiding the commonly expected difficulties and complexities often experienced with consolidation projects.

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Practical Options for Deploying IT Equipment in Small Server Rooms and Branch Offices
By APC by Schneider Electric | 3/7/2012

Small server rooms and branch offices are typically unorganised, unsecure, hot, unmonitored, and space constrained. This paper discusses making realistic improvements to power, cooling, racks, physical security, monitoring, and lighting. The focus of this paper is on small server rooms and branch offices with up to 10kW of IT load.

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