Even if your data center features all the latest and greatest technologies, overlooking some of the most basic things could have you up against some unexpected downtime. Not to panic, though, most of the items you need to watch out for are more minor than major. To help you keep your network running smoothly, we asked SearchStorage.com expert W. Curtis Preston to share with us some of the most overlooked areas in a data center that can also be the most catastrophic. Take a look at this list and consider the most common pitfalls -- like making sure all your cables are properly connected -- to some of the largest, like ensuring all of your company's data is being backed up regardless of the user's location. Then read the accompanying articles in this week's featured topic to find out more information.