Archive for: May 2014

Does energy efficiency drive data center decisions? By Wendy Schuchart

When we took aim at the big green data center purveyors like Google, Apple and Facebook, we had no idea that we’d struck an energy efficiency nerve with data center professionals around the globe. It turns out that yes, everyone’s aware that PUE is a big of a weasel calculation when it comes to energy efficiency. What’s more, data center admins know that greenwashing is prevalent.

Read the source article at Green Data Center News

Stolen eBay Employee Credentials Result In Massive User Password Data Breach

eBay is urging its 145 million account holders to reset their user passwords following a data breach that exposed encrypted passwords and user account information.

Read the source article at crn.com

Fortinet Americas Channel Chief Retools Training Program

Fortinet has named Joe Sykora as its America’s channel chief and is restructuring following the departure of senior channel executives to rival Sophos.

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New Veeam Availability Suite Combines Backup, Monitoring

The introduction of the Veeam Availability Suite, which integrates Veeam’s backup and recovery software with its monitoring and reporting software, is part of a move by Veeam to play a bigger role in the modern data center, said CEO Ratmir Timashev.

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Schneider to Integrate Vigilent Into DCIM Suite

Schneider Electric is going to integrate Vigilent’s cooling-system optimization solution into its data center infrastructure management software suite StruxureWare for Data Centers.

This is the first time Schneider is getting into controlling mission critical systems in data centers. Its DCIM software has not gone beyond monitoring and asset management until now.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge

Fiber Optic Testers accelerate inspection/certification/diagnosis. – ThomasNet News (press release)

Singlemode MultiFiber Pro automatically detects singlemode (1310 or 1550 nm) and multimode (850 nm) wavelengths and accelerates accurate certification of MPO cabling via 20 sec test time. 

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Emerson Agrees to Sell Connectivity Solutions Business to Bel Fuse

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced that it has agreed to divest its Connectivity Solutions business unit to Bel Fuse, Inc. (NASDAQ: BELF.A and BELF.B).  The transaction, valued at $98 million, is expected to close before the end of the fiscal year, with proceeds deployed for incremental share repurchase in 2014.

Read the source article at Emerson Network Power

Environmental Monitoring: You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Monitor

Data center administrators are tasked with running an optimally efficient environment. This means understanding resource utilization, how equipment is being deployed and, of course, the environmental impact of a new high-density, multi-tenant, data center platform.

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Key Signs That You Need a DCIM Solution

Data centers are complex with many components that are distributed. So how do you keep an eye on it all? How do you make sure that your data center is running optimally? The truth is that with information pouring in from all different sources, it is almost impossible to parse through all the noise and figure out if DCIM software is right for your Data Center to consider starting a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) project.

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Data Center Migration: Critical Lessons Learned

Today’s reliance on technology in the business world has placed many more workloads into the modern data center platform. So, as your organization grows – your data center must stay agile as well.

This is where the challenge comes in. When planning out a data center project – how do you know what’s the right direction? What makes sense to best fit into your business plans?

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge