Emerging Technologies for Improving Data Center Management

Hi folks!

This isn't a *strictly* technical question, but I'm hoping I can get some insight.

I'm getting ready to do a job interview for a fairly large university. As part of the process, they want me to give a 20 minute presentation using the following topic: "Share your insight on leveraging emerging technologies to optimize the data center infrastructure in order to reduce costs and deliver high availability in Higher Education."

I'd be interested in hearing any thoughts anyone out there has that I might use in building this presentation.

Thanks,
Ithizar
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
I wouldn't want to be in your shoes :)

That being said, I'd use a search term like "dcim" (Data Center Infrastructure Management), maybe combined with "converged" or something like "tools" and "campus" ... I'd also visit some major players in this field, like APC/Schneider, HP, Cisco, VMware and take a look at their latest developments...

Also take a look at hybrid solutions (combinations of local Data Centers and Cloud solutions for example), virtualization.

To get some more ideas look at sites like this for articles like this for example.

Some other interesting finds:
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Kamran ArshadIT AssociateCommented:
Hi,

Below is information that will be of help to you;

1- Tier Classfications by Uptime
https://uptimeinstitute.com/TierCertification/
2- IDCA Infiniti Paradigm
http://www.idc-a.org/
3- IBX Standards
http://www.equinix.com/services/data-centers-colocation/standards-compliance/
4- TIA standards
www.merit.edu/mmc/pdf/2010_chalasani.pdf

Good for start,
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