Category Archives: Data Centers

The Infrastructure Engineering Lifecycle – How to Build and Sustain a Top Quartile Infrastructure

There are over 5,000 books on applications development methods on Amazon. There are dozens of industry and government standards that map out the methodologies for application development. And for IT operations and IT production processes like problem and change management, IT … Continue reading

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Getting to Private Cloud: Key Steps to Build Your Cloud

Now that I am back from summer break, I want to continue to further the discussion on cloud and map out how medium and large enterprises can build their own private cloud. As we’ve discussed previously, software-as-a-service, engineered stacks and private cloud will … Continue reading

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Looking to Improve IT Production? How to Start

Production issues, as Microsoft and Google can tell you, impact even cloud email apps. A few weeks ago, Microsoft took an entire weekend to full recover its cloud Outlook service. Perhaps you noted the issues earlier this year in financial … Continue reading

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Turning the Corner on Data Centers

Recently I covered the ‘green shift’ of servers where each new server generation is not only driving major improvements in compute power but is also requires about the same or even less environmentals (power, cooling, space) as the previous generation. … Continue reading

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