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  • Stupid data centre tricks

    A university network brought to its knees when someone inadvertently plugged two network cables into the wrong hub. An employee injured after an ill-timed entry into a data centre. Overheated systems shut down after a worker changes a data centre thermostat setting from Fahrenheit to Celsius.

  • Five lessons from a data centre's crisis of capacity

    In 2005, problems in the data centre at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory came to a head, when it reached its capacity limit. Here is how the organisation revamped its data centre over three years, moving from 500 applications on 500 servers to 800 applications running on 150 servers.

  • 3Tera on the fit between virtualisation and utility computing

    To understand how virtualisation and the utility computing market fit together, we spoke to 3Tera's senior VP Bert Armijo and Peter Nickolov, president and CTO.

  • Turning the TAP

    Span ports are only a temporary fix - and network taps can do a better job, claims Network Critical CEO Alastair Hartrup.

  • Exchange failover group comparison 1

    Five disaster-proofers take different tacks to mail server protection.

  • What are blade servers?

    It's a name that sounds like it's been conjured up by a marketing suit looking to sell shaving products, but the blade server fulfils a vital role in today's modern data centre. We take a look at its history and the most effective way of working with the technology.

  • Virtual privacy

    VPNs shouldn't be a mystery, you just need to decide which of the different VPN technologies you ought to use.

  • TOE spread

    TOES won't be needed on all servers talking iSCSI. Infiniband is dead too by the way. So says Chelsio's CEO.

  • Check Point InterSpect - a new take on an old idea

    Is Check Point's new InterSpect internal firewall as radical an idea as it claims to be?

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