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How to Future-Proof Your Data Center Management Through Smart Integrations

Posted on 1/3/2022
A DCIM solution that allows for smart integrations between business-critical systems can provide a transparent view of the entire infrastructure and maintain data in one place.

Five Backup and Recovery Practices to Protect Your Azure-Hosted Virtual Desktop Investment

Posted on 1/3/2022
Virtual desktops have become a mission critical IT component. Updating backup and recovery practices will ensure greater resiliency during public cloud outages.

The Flash-Native Future is Coming, and You’ll Like its Price Tag

Posted on 1/3/2022
All-flash data centers are the data centers of the future, giving organizations the ability to achieve better infrastructure performance, speed, and efficiency.

Building a Reliable IT Foundation

Posted on 12/20/2021
People, process, and technology provide a framework for any reliable IT foundation.

Cognitive Automation: Leveraging AI to Simplify the Mainframe

Posted on 12/13/2021
Mainframes won’t be replaced anytime soon, and AI is opening a lot of doors for sustaining and improving systems reliant on them.

How Women, Companies Can Close the Gender Gap

Posted on 12/13/2021
The pandemic has set back the efforts to hire more women for tech-related jobs. Here's how companies can help boost the numbers.

Today's Alternative Architecture is Tomorrow's Standard Facility

Posted on 12/13/2021
Mainframes won’t be replaced anytime soon, and AI is opening a lot of doors for sustaining and improving systems reliant on them.

The Strategic Power of Data-led Cloud Migration

Posted on 12/6/2021
Data-led migration is not just about moving data to the cloud, but also harnessing that data once it is in the cloud in order to improve decision-making abilities.

Central Ohio Chapter Welcomes Tina Lyden to Meeting

Posted on 12/6/2021
AFCOM’s Central Ohio Chapter welcomes Tina Lyden to Meeting.

Sustainability a Key Issue for Data Centers, Colocation Providers

Posted on 11/22/2021
Data center managers looking to use colocation services are making sustainability a priority.