Agencies look to IT integration and data center consolidation for maximum ROI

  In This Issue: Focus on Data Center Optimization

CONSOLIDATION: USDA Opts for Private Cloud
INFRASTRUCTURE: Blended Fabrics Speed Deployment
WIRED: Tips for Improving Cable Management
REVIEW: Cisco WAVE 294

February 2012  

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Best Practices

Getting Data Consolidation Right

The Agriculture Department closed 18 data centers in 2011 through proper planning, assembling the right tools and teams, and establishing a portfolio of private cloud computing services.


Tech Trends  

Converged Infrastructure Unifies the Data Center

The Department of Veteran Affairs aims to converge its servers, switches and storage to speed virtualization deployment, while the Department of State has tackled integrating its infrastructure.

Tech Tips

Cleaning Up Cable Management

For all of the benefits of server virtualization, the technology can complicate cable management in the data center. Follow these five strategies for streamlining cabling to maximize your return on investment.

Product Review

Cisco WAVE 294

Cisco Systems' WAVE 294 WAN optimization appliance improves the application experience for users in small and medium-sized branch offices and is easily managed by remote IT administrators.



Data Center Infrastructure Management: Top IT officials discuss deploying DCIM technology to more efficiently manage federal data centers.

GITEC Summit 2012

May 20-22, 2012: Sheraton Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD 21201: Click here for registration information

Reference Guide

Data Center Optimization: Bringing efficiency and improved services to the infrastructure

Cloud Computing for
DoD and Gov

Feb. 21-23: Tap into the emerging market of cloud computing for defense and government, and develop strategies to increase storage and management efficiency.



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