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August 30, 2005
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ISSUE SPONSORED BY: CIO Decisions magazine

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IN THIS ISSUE

-- New TIA data center standard: Cookie cutter or cost cutter?
-- IBM extends support for BRIC open source startups
-- TIA 942
-- Data Center Standards
-- Cabling

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TIA-942: COOKIE CUTTER OR COST CUTTER? | Matt Stansberry

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) -- the people who
brought you the CAT standards for unshielded twisted pair
(http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/gDefinition/0,294236,sid80_gci214167,00.html?track=NL-451&ad=524294) cabling -- recently undertook a vast challenge to publish a definitive document encompassing best practices and design considerations for every single aspect of the modern data center.

The standard, entitled Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for
Data Centers, TIA-942, weighs in at 148 pages, and covers everything
from site selection to rack mounting methods.
http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid80_gci1120625,00.html?track=NL-451&ad=524294

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IBM EXTENDS SUPPORT FOR BRIC OPEN SOURCE STARTUPS | Luke Meredith

Continuing its strategy to tap the IT resources in the so-called BRIC
nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China, IBM recently promised to
provide BRIC startups with access to Big Blue hardware and software
free of charge.

The move is further evidence of what IBM and some analysts believe
will be one of the industry's most significant trend in the coming
years: The future of IT innovation will be based overseas, and that
future will be built on open source technologies.
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>BRIC by Brick; IBM looks to open source in emerging markets
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TIA 942 | PODCAST

Expert Carrie Higbie presents an overview of the TIA 942 Data Center
standard released in April 2005. The standard is designed for anyone
building out a data center infrastructure.
http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/general/0,295582,sid80_gci1118346,00.html?track=NL-451&ad=524294

DATA CENTER STANDARDS | TIP

With a slew of standards updates and regulation changes, all your
free time could be spent pouring over documentation. In an attempt to
shorten the curve and provide information on impact, here's a short
course on one of the most notable standards TIA's data center
standard TIA/TR 942.
http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/tip/1,289483,sid80_gci1077712,00.html?track=NL-451&ad=524294

CABLING | FAST REFERENCE

The second in a series of fast references, "Cabling" will give you an
at-a-glance knowledge of the major types of cables, their basic pros
and cons, and the shorthand for each type.
http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid80_gci1114057,00.html?track=NL-451&ad=524294&ad=524273

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