Data centre design and site selection, Data centre cooling infrastructure, Data centre backup power and power distribution
Business case for green technology, Data centre energy efficiency, Data centre energy efficiency regulations
Server virtualisation platforms, Desktop virtualisation platforms
Server hardware technology, Windows servers and management tools, Linux servers and management tools, Unix servers and management tools, Mainframe servers and management tools
Configuration and change management, Performance, monitoring and optimisation, Data centre capacity planning, ITIL and IT governance, Clustering for high availability and HPC
Cloud computing services, Colocation and managed service providers
Data centre physical security, Data centre disaster recovery planning, Data centre IT security and compliance
SDN is evolving to ease anxieties caused by complicated network provisioning. Enterprises will be able to manage their networks more efficiently.
IT priorities and budgets have shifted toward software, cloud and automation to get the most from data centers in 2014.
Reducing mainframe CPU usage should be a priority. Learn how to tune IBM LE options for better performance without source code changes.
Server power consumption can be readily controlled by hypervisors instead of the operating system once the host server is properly configured.
Constant refinements and upgrades can cause virtualization challenges -- such as VM sprawl -- but management tools can help smooth the process.
You may not be able to avoid a server fault, but you can mitigate its affect by distributing critical workloads across multiple physical servers.
Get familiar with the details and use these four steps to lock down hosts in your VMware virtualized environment.
Using VMware vCenter roles can eliminate security concerns while giving IT teams the access they need.
Pulling up stakes and putting your servers into the cloud doesn't mean you won't be able to access your virtual machines.
The line between DaaS and VDI is becoming more and more blurred going into 2014.
Whether your VDI implementation is based on Citrix or VMware, certain load-balancing techniques will keep performance on target.
DaaS is no longer the red-headed stepchild of VDI; with VMware and Amazon offering cloud desktops and fostering acceptance, DaaS could gain steam in 2014.
As you research the best on-premises Exchange deployment for the money, keep three things in mind.
When you implement Exchange 2013 in your organization, you'll become less reliant on third-party software and better prepared for the cloud.
Once you know the best uses of Exchange Online Archives, you can make sure your end users have the best possible experience.