Whitepapers

The AFCOM Learning Center contains a large database of white papers developed by leading organization to explore key topics in the data center and IT infrastructure industry. Topics vary broadly and target across data center and IT infrastructure roles. Some recent white paper titles include:

  • Migrating to the Cloud: 3 Best Practices
  • Data Center Expansion Options: Should You Build or Buy?
  • 3 Things You Can Do to Get the Most Out of Your Network Fiber Cable
  • Four Emerging Data Center Archetypes
  • Increasing the Efficiency of Critical Facilities Management
  • Focus on Skills: Measuring Return on Your Investment Training

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Five Bold Predictions for the Data Center in 2019

Posted on 1/8/2019
These Five Bold Predictions made by the DCI Board are a must-read for any data center industry professional needing guidance for managing technology in 2019.

Five Bold Predictions for the Data Center in 2019

Posted on 1/8/2019
These Five Bold Predictions made by the DCI Board are a must-read for any data center industry professional needing guidance for managing technology in 2019.

Industry Trends: State of the Data Center Report 2018

Posted on 6/11/2018
The results of this year’s survey are in and they reveal the many unprecedented challenges facing modern data centers today and how professionals, like yourselves, are meeting them.

Industry Trends: State of the Data Center Report 2018

Posted on 6/11/2018
The results of this year’s survey are in and they reveal the many unprecedented challenges facing modern data centers today and how professionals, like yourselves, are meeting them.

CONVERGENCE Part 3: Extending Principles of DevOps from Data Center Throughout the Enterprise

Posted on 5/15/2018
This DCI Board whitepaper, the third in a series, examines the evolution and practicality of DevOps as it stands today as well as the role it plays in the data center and business.

CONVERGENCE Part 3: Extending Principles of DevOps from Data Center Throughout the Enterprise

Posted on 5/15/2018
This DCI Board white paper, the third in a series, examines the evolution and practicality of DevOps as it stands today as well as the role it plays in the data center and business.

CONVERGENCE Part 3: Extending Principles of DevOps from Data Center Throughout the Enterprise

Posted on 5/15/2018
This DCI Board whitepaper, the third in a series, examines the evolution and practicality of DevOps as it stands today as well as the role it plays in the data center and business.

How IoT Will Change the Data Center

Posted on 4/3/2018
This whitepaper discusses the ways in which different roles and departments will need to literally and figuratively plug into the data center to effectively make use of IoT data, and how to effectively enable users across the organization.

How IoT Will Change the Data Center

Posted on 4/3/2018
This whitepaper discusses the ways in which different roles and departments will need to literally and figuratively plug into the data center to effectively make use of IoT data, and how to effectively enable users across the organization.

Security 2020: Critical Awareness and Responses

Posted on 4/3/2018
By collaborating in small groups to consider a particular war scenario involving a physical or cybersecurity threat, our experts have developed a prescriptive plan for putting the threat in context, and responding to and communicating the threat.

Data Center Disaster Prevention and Recovery Plan

Posted on 3/9/2018
Learn high-level best practices and recommendations for developing and maintaining a disaster prevention and recovery plan. While these guidelines can be applied widely, organizations must take into account their individual goals.

How to Prepare for and Leverage Machine Learning in the Data Center

Posted on 3/9/2018
During this think-tank meeting, our experts collaborated to determine the requirements for effective support of machine learning for the business and what’s needed to effectively leverage machine learning to optimize compute, storage, and uptime.

Hybrid Architecture - Is Cloud the Inevitable Best Practice?

Posted on 3/9/2018
Here's a deep dive into the spectrum of options for data center expansion and how different data center scenarios fit into, and across, the different options. These include renovating an existing site, building custom, and adding a modular unit.

How to Prepare for and Leverage Machine Learning in the Data Center

Posted on 3/9/2018
During this think-tank meeting, our experts collaborated to determine the requirements for effective support of machine learning for the business and what’s needed to effectively leverage machine learning to optimize compute, storage, and uptime.

Data Center Disaster Prevention and Recovery Plan

Posted on 3/9/2018
Learn high-level best practices and recommendations for developing and maintaining a disaster prevention and recovery plan. While these guidelines can be applied widely, organizations must take into account their individual goals.

Hybrid Architecture - Is Cloud the Inevitable Best Practice?

Posted on 3/9/2018
Here's a deep dive into the spectrum of options for data center expansion and how different data center scenarios fit into, and across, the different options. These include renovating an existing site, building custom, and adding a modular unit.

CONVERGENCE Part 2: Breaking Down Data Center Delivery Models: Which is Right for your Business?

Posted on 3/6/2018
This DCI Board whitepaper, the second in a series, explains data center models and guides organizations use to plan their data center strategy.

CONVERGENCE Part 2: Breaking Down Data Center Delivery Models: Which is Right for your Business?

Posted on 3/6/2018
This DCI Board white paper, the second in a series, explains data center models and guides organizations use to plan their data center strategy.

CONVERGENCE Part 2: Breaking Down Data Center Delivery Models: Which is Right for your Business?

Posted on 3/6/2018
This DCI Board whitepaper, the second in a series, explains data center models and guides organizations use to plan their data center strategy.

CONVERGENCE Part 1: The Extinction of the Data Center Operator and Evolution of Data Center Analysts

Posted on 2/12/2018
This DCI Board white paper, the first in a series, focuses on how to successfully adopt and implement a converged data center strategy to address staffing and management operations.

The AFCOM Journal Data Center of the Future: What's Next for Edge? (Public)

Posted on 2/12/2018
It’s hard not to get caught up in the hoopla surrounding edge computing. Like most new technology just beginning to take shape, its definition is often complex and uses differ among participants.

The AFCOM Journal Data Center of the Future: What's Next for Edge?

Posted on 2/12/2018
This DCI Board white paper, the first in a series, focuses on how to successfully adopt and implement a converged data center strategy to address staffing and management operations.

Everything You Need for Measuring Temperature, CO2 and Humidity

Posted on 11/13/2017
Modern data centers contain a significant numbers of cables to accommodate the network’s high-volume, high-density connections. A properly designed cable tray system will provide the necessary support structure to maintain the consistency and integri

Everything You Need for Measuring Temperature, CO2 and Humidity

Posted on 11/13/2017
Modern data centers contain a significant numbers of cables to accommodate the network’s high-volume, high-density connections. A properly designed cable tray system will provide the necessary support structure to maintain the consistency and integri

Humidity and Condition Monitoring for Data Centers

Posted on 10/3/2017
Read this whitepaper about temperature, CO2 and humidity instrumentation to control advanced air conditioning and cooling systems. Accurate and stable instrumentation allows your cooling system to be efficiently controlled while maintaining temperat