Future-Proofing Your Server Choice

As computing demands increase and IT budgets remain tight, it’s essential to get the maximum return on your investment. Choosing a server that suits your needs today and can continue to serve your needs in the future will help you get the most for your money. So, what do you need to know to select […]

6 Ways to Avoid Server Waste

Any time you have a server that isn’t being used to capacity, or maybe isn’t used at all; you have server waste. Data centers often have servers that are underused, or perhaps aren’t needed. However, these underutilized servers still require power and cooling. When considered across the data center, this can add up to a […]

Enterprise Storage Options

Enterprise storage optimization isn’t always given top priority. Managing systems, dealing with issues and helping end-users can easily take up all your time. This leaves little left to plan and optimize your enterprise storage system proactively.

The Pros and Cons of Virtualization

With the popularity of virtualization increasing, many businesses are rushing to update their solutions to virtual machines.  Before any changes are made, however, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of virtualization. Both physical and virtual systems have their advantages and disadvantages, and there is a time and place for each of them.   […]

Virtualization vs The Cloud

Both Virtualization and the Cloud have become popular choices for businesses looking to expand their computing power on a budget. We dig deep into each approach to determine how to take advantage of the benefits and help you choose which is best for your business. Definitions Before we jump into the details and benefits, let’s […]

Rack Organization Best Practices

Planning and setting up server racks and maintaining them can be a tedious part of an IT professional’s engineer’s job. If you’ve ever accidentally knocked out power to a rack when trying to maintain it, had to dig through a messy tangle of cables or had to climb over things in your way to access […]

Summit’s Guide to Storage: Free Ebook

Summit’s Guide to Storage is a comprehensive guide to storage technologies and strategies. Filled with technical data, storage management strategies and tips, our free ebook covers a wide range of storage topics relevant to IT pros. Sections include: Determining your storage needs Migrating and managing storage Choosing the right storage system RAID levels and systems […]

Don’t Shoot the Messenger: Tips for Managing Mail Servers

For the average end user, email is the heart of day-to-day business, and easy to take for granted. Your average systems administrator, though, has to put a little more thought into it. A common question is whether managing your own mail servers in-house is best for your business, or whether you should go with a […]

5 Things To Consider When Picking A Cloud Vendor

Are you choosing between cloud vendors, but not sure where to start to make your decision? Take a look at this short checklist to ensure your potential selections can perform satisfactorily on all five points. Whether you’re seeking the right provider for storage, applications, or testing, these are key considerations for evaluating your top cloud […]