What we have witnessed over the years is that early in the life of new data center IT, it is difficult to find the information needed to quickly assess the situation. New Technology Reference Guides for Noobs are designed to capture the things we think IT pros need to know about emerging technology. We crowd-source information in these guides. That means we get a lot of it from people like you. If you think we missed something or simply have something you would like to contribute, we welcome your input, and if we use it, we’ll attribute the input to you.