Revising Data Backup and Business Continuity Handbook

George Bedocs is the vice president of infrastructure engineering for Datto.

Every enterprise IT team carries some version of “The Worst Case Scenario Handbook” in its collective psyche. In the data center, that mental handbook includes envisioning what might happen if a storm takes out your power or – worse – an employee makes a serious error that yields Mother Nature-level repercussions.

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How to Deliver Instant Gratification to the Always-On College World with Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS)

If college students had a mantra, I bet it’d be something along the lines of that Queen song: “I want it all and I want it now!” Students are used to instant, 24×7 access to social media, gaming, music and more in their personal lives. It’s no surprise they expect the same of their computer labs, courseware and IT support at school.

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Vantage Adds Data Center Facilities Management Services

Vantage Data Centers announced addition of Critical Facilities Management services to its list of offerings. CFM services are a way to outsource day-to-day data center management expertise.

The Santa Clara, California-based provider’s data center management suite includes consulting and custom on-site support from Vantage employees. That support goes as far as shipping and receiving of equipment, landscape maintenance, and trash removal.

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Migrating to Windows Server 2012 and Updating Your Infrastructure in 2015

Ravi Pendekanti is Vice President of Server Solutions Marketing at Dell, Inc. His organization is responsible for developing and bringing Dell’s flagship line of PowerEdge Servers and Converged Infrastructure systems to market.

In 2003—the same year a Harvard undergrad named Mark Zuckerberg began development on Facebook and the first convergent Blackberry smartphone was introduced—the rise of cloud computing was still years away.

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Open Source Router Aims to Transform Data Center Networks

An industry syndicate has launched a Linux distribution optimized to support deployment of routing software and software defined networks (SDN) on x86 servers.

The open source CloudRouter Project, led by CloudBees, Cloudius Systems, IIX , NGINX, and the OpenDaylight Project, is promising to give IT organizations more control over networking functions deployed on x86 servers in the cloud.

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