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Team Players: 7 Things The Execs In...

The two executives in charge of integrating Dell and EMC say the integration of the two tech giants will be completed within nine months of the dea...

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Three Pillars of Modern Data Center...

Modern enterprise data centers are some of the most technically sophisticated business activities on earth. Ironically enough, they are also often ba...

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Top Motivators for Businesses Switc...

In the past, we were concerned with recovering application and data within the confines of the physical data center. Disaster recovery focused on how...

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The versatile micro data center

Micro data centers differentiate themselves from other prefabricated designs with their ability to pack a lot into a very small environment. For exam...

Team Players: 7 Things The Execs In Charge Of The Dell-EMC Integration Want Employees To Know

The two executives in charge of integrating Dell and EMC say the integration of the two tech giants will be completed within nine months of the deal closing. Here are seven things they shared with EMC employees about their efforts.

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Three Pillars of Modern Data Center Operations

Modern enterprise data centers are some of the most technically sophisticated business activities on earth. Ironically enough, they are also often bastions of inefficiency, with equipment utilization much below ten percent and 30 percent of the servers in those facilities being comatose (using electricity but performing no useful information services). The operators of these facilities also struggle to keep pace with rapid changes in deployments of computing equipment.

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Top Motivators for Businesses Switching to Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

In the past, we were concerned with recovering application and data within the confines of the physical data center. Disaster recovery focused on how to rebuild the existing infrastructure of the hardware, software, and applications at a location apart from a compromised operations site. In other words, we needed to have a box to replicate the box.

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The versatile micro data center

Micro data centers differentiate themselves from other prefabricated designs with their ability to pack a lot into a very small environment. For example, one of these data centers can include 20 servers that harness virtualization technology, switches that take up only one or two rack units, cooling and a UPS system. Need more than that? Just add another box. This method is quick to deploy, highly scalable and creates a uniform design so technology support knows exactly what’s going on.

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DCIM has real value – BUT it’s not easy!

There are multiple vendors trying to say that DCIM is easy, as if saying it enough times will make it so. I know it isn’t true because I work with their customers years later as they replace these easy DCIM solutions which are not providing them the value they thought they were buying. It is not enough to simply import your Visio diagram and transfer data from spreadsheets to a database and then call it a DCIM solution. DCIM solutions are not magical. DCIM is more than a hardware or software product; it is a process which involves multiple groups in your organization, many of which are currently working in siloes.

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Video Surveillance: Panasonic Video Insight 60-Day Trial

Video Insight is a powerful, yet easy-to-use video management software that allows organizations in education, law enforcement, healthcare, commercial, and transportation the ability to deploy a customized and robust video surveillance system. With support for over 3,000 camera models, a variety of encoders, virtualization, centralization, and integration with the most popular access control systems, the Video Insight solution provides a wide range of benefits to meet all of your organization’s physical security demands.

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Top 10 Data Center Stories of 2015

While “boring” is a good thing as far as data center operators are concerned, 2015 was not a boring year for the data center industry. From data center outages on both sides of the Atlantic, caused by lightning and an explosion, to one of the biggest data center providers thinking of offloading its data centers, to a big change to the way the industry’s most important reliability rating system works, the year delivered plenty of excitement for some and anxiety for others.

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Ten Data Center Trends to Watch in 2016

All signs indicate that 2016 will be a year of many challenges. Disruptive technologies will be introduced, the exponential increase in computing power will continue, while businesses will demand a prompt response to quickly changing requirements. At the same time the requirement to be highly resource efficient will stay the same.

As a result of these challenges we predict these changes will emerge in 2016:

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Available Lease Space in PTS’ Headquarters Building (Oakland, NJ)

Lease space inside PTS Data Center Solutions’ Headquarters building, located at 16 Thornton Road, Oakland, NJ 07436.  This flexible space can be utilized as a new location, colocation, or relocation. PTS’ own data center and staff being onsite makes this is the ideal space for a tech-based company to set up shop.

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Simpler management motivates Ethernet SAN investments – TechTarget

The immediate payoff of scraping distinct networks and installing FCoE was to drive down complexity, Masseth said, and “truckloads of cable left the data center .” 

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