Peeking beneath the cover of ‘The Uptime Institute Journal’ Last week, I noted that Uptime Institute would soon unveil the second issue of The Uptime Institute Journal. At the time, I was working with our art director, David Wilson, and executive editor Matt Stansberry to finalize the pages before shipping them to the printer. In a few minutes, I’ll get to see the first results of that work: print proofs. As editor, these, for me, are the first tangible results of months of work by many people, especially the authors, but also the technical editors, Lee Kirby and Rob Costa, and publisher Julian Kudritzki, as well as Matt and […]
In this video, Shawn Novak, a consultant with Uptime Institute’s Digital Infrastructure Services, discusses how his team applies Uptime Institute’s Digital Infrastructure Roadmap to help companies optimize data center utilization.
Uptime Institute’s Steve Carter was quoted last week in a great article in Government Computer News regarding data center consolidation projects in the government sector.
Consolidation and IT optimization can potentially generate a return of $2 for every $1 invested over a 5-year span, Carter said. Technologies such as virtualization and practices gleaned from previous projects can help guide consolidation and move agencies toward those kinds of returns, he noted.
“But it does take upfront seed money,” Carter said. “In a tight budget time, that is the real crux of the issue. It’s just a matter of obtaining the funding and the political will to make that happen.”
The modeling is based on the business requirements of an actual client and utilizes actual IT hardware profiles and typical growth scenarios. This publication provides meaningful analysis and commentary for any company considering virtualization as a means to manage their IT infrastructure and associated data center facility.
Uptime Institute is now regularly publishing online videos: profiling data center leaders, commenting on new tools and metrics and showcasing data center operational excellence in its Network membership.