Weekly “Inside the Box” Newsletter

The AFCOM Weekly “Inside the Box” newsletter provides a taste of what’s new, and keeps members informed about the latest industry news, innovative ideas and emerging technologies. This newsletter includes feature articles, regular columns, event calendars, chapter happenings, and more.

Past newsletters have featured articles including:

  • IT Infrastructure Predictions for 2016
  • Is Your Organization Ready for Application and Desktop Virtualization?
  • Five Ways to Increase Data Center Resilience
  • The Impact of Emerging Data Rates on Layer One Fiber Cabling Infrastructure
  • The whole package: Is parcel protocol right for your data transfer needs?
  • What Senior Execs Must Know about Enterprise Data Center Strategy
  • The Year That Was in the Data Center

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​Gone Fishin' for Data Center Facts

Where is the largest data center in the world and how big is it? What's the average data center manager's salary. Find out some fun facts about the industry.

The Virtual Networks Supporting 'As-a-Service' World

Network design, implementation and management techniques of the past are no longer enough to support current and future network performance requirements.

IT and Facilities: Keeping the Peace, Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part series in which AFCOM members share their best practices for establishing open communication and coordination between IT and facilities to accomplish the goals of the business.

IT and Facilities: Keeping the Peace

In this is the first of a two-part series, AFCOM members share their best practices for establishing open communication and coordination between IT and facilities to accomplish the goals of the business.

DCI Board: Why Can't We Just Get Along?

We asked DCI board members: Under what circumstances is it most important for IT and facilities to work in tandem?

Why You Should Consider Brand-Agnostic Data Center Hardware

Many IT leaders overlook the opportunity to cut costs by opting for brand-agnostic hardware – that is, hardware that can support any OEM brand or platform.

Mitigating Risks from Blockchain Technologies

Smart enterprises need to be wary and better understand the ins and outs of data confidentiality before they rush to embrace blockchain technology.

Why is Facilities Always Last to Know?

Each department should understand what it requires from the others, and there should be a final fiscal sign-off.

Cloud Gaming Relies on IT Infrastructure for Best User Experience

Colocating IT infrastructure allows gaming businesses to put their infrastructure on the backbone of the Internet for speed, stability and growth.

Want to Build Data Centers for Uber? Follow This Simple Recipe

Uber has defined a standard “pod” as an increment of compute capacity it expands in, and a single data center fits 30 such pods.