Domenic Alcaro

Domenic Alcaro

Domenic Alcaro is Vice President of Enterprise Sales for Schneider Electric’s Data Center Solutions team. Prior to his current role, Domenic held technical, sales, and management roles during his more than 14 years at APC including Customer Service Team, Inside Sales Manager, District Manager, EAM, Business Development, Director of the Availability Science Center, Enterprise Regional Manager. In his most recent role as Director of the NYC and Philadelphia Metro Region, he was responsible for helping large corporations improve their enterprise IT infrastructure availability. Domenic is a frequent speaker at various industry conferences on topics such as business continuity, physical infrastructure of information technology, and data center design.Domenic holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester and is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.

CenturyLink drives operational efficiencies with DCIM

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is becoming more broadly adopted to plan, monitor and operate the modern data center. What has the tool done for companies thus far? As part… Read more »

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How DCIM Helped a University’s Data Center

Efficient, well-managed data centers are essential for enterprises to successfully compete in modern commercial markets. Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is a valuable tool that can help enterprises streamline processes,… Read more »

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Understanding Mean Time between Failure in the Data Center – Part 2

In this blog I am going to finish the topic I started last week’s blog on understanding MTBF.  If you recall, I stated towards then end of last week’s blog… Read more »

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Understanding Mean Time between Failure in the Data Center – Part 1

Lately, I’ve been seeing data center RFP’s come through with requests for the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) of a product.  Nothing much else is specified other than “what is… Read more »

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Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce…data centers and customization

…special orders don’t upset us…at least that’s how I think part of an old Burger King jingle went from the 70’s maybe early 80’s.  Burger King was pretty clear:  you… Read more »


The Next Horizon in Power Management?

Virtually every server, desktop, and laptop ships with some sort of native power management built-in. It’s there to allow you to run these devices even more efficiently by controlling or… Read more »

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Virtualization and its effects on Data Center Physical Infrastructure Part 2

Last week I wrote about the 4 items to keep in mind when virtualizing a data center with respect to the effects on data center physical infrastructure (DCPI).  To refresh… Read more »

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From the Data Center Trenches Blog: Virtualization and its effects on Data Center Physical Infrastructure

I’ve been attending some conferences recently where the benefits of virtualization have been extolled.  Server consolidation ratios of 10:1, 20:1, or even higher are occurring on a regular basis.  Certainly… Read more »

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From the Data Center Trenches Blog: Learning from Nuclear Subs to Lower Human Error in Data Centers

Data centers and nuclear submarines may seem like completely different beasts, but the similarities between a mission critical data center and a mission critical nuclear propulsion plant are striking and… Read more »


From the Data Center Trenches Blog: Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit 2011

I’ve recently returned from this excellent networking and education event.  There were some central themes that I took away that I thought would be worth sharing. First, the bad news…. Read more »

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