Five Data Center Hogs You Need to Corral

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Five Data Center Hogs You Need to Corral

Problem: Underutilized servers and storage networks suck power and generate heat.Solution: Monitor, upgrade and virtualize servers, storage and network switches.

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Five Data Center Hogs You Need to Corral - Stop piggybacking

Problem: Unsupervised wireless access is a security risk and a bandwidth drainSolution: Sniff out open access points and shut them down

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Five Data Center Hogs You Need to Corral - Tier the storage hogs

Problem: All data doesnt need to be instantly available.Solution: Tiered storage allows you to archive on tape or disk drives that can be powered down.

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Five Data Center Hogs You Need to Corral - Look at the whole hog

Problem: New applications using technologies such as XML can create big spikes in network traffic.Solution: Enterprise software developers need to define data center and network requirements as part of the application development process.

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Five Data Center Hogs You Need to Corral - Stop the party hog

Problem: Web surfing, video downloads and file sharing should not be part of the corporate network.Solution: Sorry, the partys over. Corporate CIOs need to get tough about non-

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