White Papers/Resources

The Technology Decisions Resource Library contains white papers, eBooks, webcasts, videos and technical papers to help you manage and solve work related problems. Select from a variety of application and technology related subjects, supplied by market-leading vendors or written by our editorial team.

Managing the DC life cycle: how to optimise deployment and operations

Supplied by Schneider Electric IT Business on 10 December, 2015

For a data centre to be well built and consistently efficient it takes a lot more than a good design. Astute awareness of the actions required for each phase of the DC life cycle is needed to continuously meet the needs of the business.

10 tips to take your backup to the next level

Supplied by on 10 December, 2015

Virtualisation is a game changer in the DC space. On implementation, your procedures and methods will need to change to take full advantage of its strengths and unique architecture. Backing up VM machines requires techniques and features designed specifically for virtual environments.

Prepare your backhaul networks for LTE and beyond

Supplied by Alcatel Lucent on 07 December, 2015

Public safety communications are changing with the adoption of broadband-based multimedia applications, IP-based radio and LTE. In preparation, TDM-based backhaul networks are being replaced by converged WANs. This transformation should include an IP/MPLS — the only work network that can provide the capability and reliability that is mandated by mission-critical services.

The surprising downside to raising DC temperatures

Supplied by Schneider Electric IT Business on 04 December, 2015

A popular strategy to improve DC efficiency is to raise IT inlet temperatures. This does not always have a positive impact on the data centre overall. Energy consumption of some systems increase while others decrease. To unearth the true effects of temperature, the DC needs to be analysed holistically.

5 steps for optimum IT service availability

Supplied by Veeam Pty Ltd on 02 December, 2015

Too many DCs use the same legacy backup application they have used for the last 10 years. Data protection has changed. Availability solutions that take advantage of new technologies are now obtainable. They are much more reliable, efficient and strive towards 24/7 availability.

Building a mission-critical communications network

Supplied by Alcatel Lucent on 24 November, 2015

Organisations requiring CCTV must ensure their mission-critical networks are built with the right architecture and technology. Otherwise, adding video traffic will severely impact all services on the network. A reliable, highly resilient solution is needed — one that can accommodate the convergence of all required streams and still deliver a premium quality of service.

Do you have an industrial-strength wireless network?

Supplied by Zebra Technologies on 19 November, 2015

Most industrial environments are three to five years behind the carpeted space. The typical needs for industrial wireless networks and mobile devices are well beyond what most equipment has been built to support.

Cutting DC costs: hot-aisle vs cold-aisle containment

Supplied by Schneider Electric IT Business on 13 November, 2015

Choosing hot-air containment over cold-air containment can save 43% in annual cooling system energy costs and increase DC power usage efficiency by 15%.

8 key questions when considering outsourced security services

Supplied by Seccom Global Pty Ltd on 12 November, 2015

Companies are increasingly outsourcing their security functions and becoming more profitable more quickly. Outsourcing provides the expertise necessary to implement an enterprise-wide security strategy and access to resources you often could not otherwise afford, and substantially reduces infrastructure costs.

What rack power density saves the most money?

Supplied by Schneider Electric IT Business on 09 November, 2015

Rack power density directly impacts the capital cost of a data centre. A data centre with an average of at least 5 kW per rack is proven to promote significant savings. Densities higher than 15 kW per rack, however, tend not to promote any further savings.

Use Big Data to discover actionable insights and do more with less

Supplied by Zebra Technologies on 09 November, 2015

Big data can provide valuable insights for organisations that can drive breakthrough ideas of efficiency. For big data visibility, businesses need IOT-enabled solutions from at-the-edge devices, through a data centre, to the cloud. With a growing range of devices available, there is an enormous need to manage them in a simple and standardised way.

Why open standards and open source benefit the public sector

Supplied by Liferay Australia Pty Ltd on 09 November, 2015

The Australian public sector faces a unique combination of severe budget constraints, growing demand, innovation in technology and the mainstream adoption of on-line channels. The scalability, availability, and lower transaction costs offered by digital self-service have become critical to the development of cost effective public services.

Optimise your rack power for peak efficiency

Supplied by Eaton Industries Pty Ltd on 05 November, 2015

The ability for data centres to stay up and running requires advanced rack power distribution units (PDUs) that can precisely monitor every aspect of power and enable the management of power distribution. Without advanced PDUs, data centres risk being unable to keep up with the ever-expanding business requirements.

Discover the latest DDoS attack trends

Supplied by A10 Networks Australia Pty Ltd on 05 November, 2015

DDoS attacks are skyrocketing in frequency and scale. 81% of incidents are multi-vector threats and botnets are getting smarter. Your vendor must now ensure that they can scale to mitigate the largest multi-vector attacks at your network's edge.

6 wireless IT strategies for a superior customer experience

Supplied by Zebra Technologies on 30 October, 2015

To provide a premium shopper experience, wireless networks now need to be designed to excel in the new connected retail environment.

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