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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Future-proofing Your IT Environment

Future-proofing is about knowing products die. It’s also about making sure those products and programs work as far into the future as possible.

The Impact of Deep Learning/AI on Data Center Design

Today, deep learning uses numerical techniques based on the architecture of the brain to both learn skills and find information you wouldn’t normally see.

Need-to-know Questions About Capacity Planning

Here are three key capacity planning-related questions—and answers—that any data center professional should be intimately familiar with.

The Cost-effective Way to Increase Data Center Capacity

Conventional power architectures can prevent large data centers from growing to meet demand while also maintaining redundancy and availability. Combining policy-based power management and dedicated power-control hardware, can help them achieve both.

Best Practices for Management, Staffing of Data Centers

By applying best practices to the management and staffing of a data center, organizations can drive efficiencies into operations from both a facility and IT perspective. Here are several pointers to consider when creating a personnel strategy.

Be Part of the 2020 State of the Data Center Survey!

Frank O’Brien, an expert on Apollo 11 computer systems, will present a keynote at Data Center World in San Antonio.

Exclusive Interview with QTS Realty CTO

Frank O’Brien, an expert on Apollo 11 computer systems, will present a keynote at Data Center World in San Antonio.

Eliminating Data Center Network Bottlenecks

Open source democratized the software defined data center and streamlining the data path can offer order of magnitude improvements in overall network efficiency.