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David J. Cappuccio
Research VP
6 years at Gartner
41 years IT industry

David J. Cappuccio is a managing vice president and chief of research for the Infrastructure teams with Gartner, responsible for research in data center futures, servers, power/cooling, green IT, enterprise management and IT operations. Read Full Bio

Steps to Ease Data Center Cooling – Number 3

by Dave Cappuccio  |  March 28, 2012

Cooling with the data center has become our achilles heal in many cases. Historically the folks in IT had relatively nothing to do with heat or cooling management, this was strictly under the purview of the facilities team (after all, if it wasn’t IT gear, it didn’t count). In todays world though the IT team […]

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Steps to Ease Data Center Cooling – Number 2

by Dave Cappuccio  |  March 25, 2012

Cooling with the data center has become our achilles heal in many cases. Historically the folks in IT had relatively nothing to do with heat or cooling management, this was strictly under the purview of the facilities team (after all, if it wasn’t IT gear, it didn’t count). In todays world though the IT team […]

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Build a Data Center or Collocate? Why Not Both?

by Dave Cappuccio  |  March 24, 2012

Data Centers have been an integral part of the enterprise for almost 50 years, but the question of whether we should build more of them, or just let someone else manage them, has been with us since the beginning. And has yet to be resolved. Whenever a data center build project is initiated it seems […]

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Steps to Ease Data Center Cooling – Number 1

by Dave Cappuccio  |  March 23, 2012

Cooling with the data center has become our achilles heal in many cases. Historically the folks in IT had relatively nothing to do with heat or cooling management, this was strictly under the purview of the facilities team (after all, if it wasn’t IT gear, it didn’t count). In todays world though the IT team […]

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Achieving IT Operational Excellence: Virtualization, Cloud and More

by Dave Cappuccio  |  May 20, 2011

  I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the Infrastructure Operations and Management conference coming up the 2nd week of June in Orlando.  At a time when every IT dollar counts, our 5-track agenda provides the strategic guidance and pragmatic recommendations needed to demonstrate the business value of I&O as you meet the challenges […]

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Modular or Container Based Data Centers–Do They Make Sense?

by Dave Cappuccio  |  May 19, 2011

Over the past few years, data center design has shifted away from the traditional idea of building out large expanses of IT-ready floor space to an era where smaller component-based solutions are the trend. A variety of different options from vendors have been introduced, and the two prevailing trends we see are container-based prebuilt solutions […]

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Keeping up With the Pace of Change

by Dave Cappuccio  |  March 23, 2011

What follows is an article written 12 years ago, when the Internet was still seen as the new kid on the block. Douglas Adams of “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” fame decided to put things into perspective. Written by Douglas Adams in 1999. Could easily apply 99% of this still today. A couple of years […]

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Data and Storage: What You Don’t Know May be Hurting You

by Dave Cappuccio  |  March 23, 2011

When it comes to storage a variety of fundamental changes are occurring, which have more to do with access than growth. Cloud-based alternatives are forcing companies to re-examine storage from a business perspective. If data is not-critical then a less costly cloud platform is feasible, assuming service levels can be agreed upon. Virtualization is also […]

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Data Center Staffing – Crisis Looming or Opportunity Waiting?

by Dave Cappuccio  |  January 2, 2011

in the area of data center staffing there is both a crisis looming, and an opportunity, for those thinking ahead. The crisis is developing from three directions at once. First, it is becoming very difficult for data center managers to retain their best and brightest staff. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s labor […]

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Prepare for the Shrinking Data Center

by Dave Cappuccio  |  November 8, 2010

There are a few outside forces in the market today which are going to impact Data Centers in a big way over the next 5 years; smarter designs, Green pressures, conquering density and cloud computing. Not surprisingly many data center managers today are trying to figure out how to design and plan for the future, […]

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