Archive for: July 2014

Understanding the Types of Prefabricated Modular Data Centers

The modern data center has truly evolved. We have branch locations, complete systems for disaster recovery, and cloud platforms capable of handling large influxes of users. Similarly, the model of the data center has also evolved.

Data center systems or subsystems that are preassembled in a factory are often described as prefabricated, containerized, modular and skid-based, among others.

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Chinese Search Giant Baidu Buys Pre-fab Modular Data Center from Schneider

Baidu, the largest Chinese search engine and Web services company (China’s equivalent of Google, essentially) has bought two pre-fabricated data center modules from the French energy management, infrastructure and automation multinational Schneider Electric.

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Life’s A Breach: SMBs Finally Turn To MSPs For A Security Boost

Small- and midsize-business owners are increasingly turning to resellers and MSPs to contain security incidents and are entering into long-term IT management discussions to bolster their security posture in the wake of several high-profile threats, according to panelists participating in a formal discussion on the future of cybersecurity

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How DCIM Improves Planning and Cuts Operational Costs

Your data center has become a critical component of your business. So much so that many business initiatives are actually planned around the capabilities of IT. The emergence of cloud, IT consumerization, and a lot more data have forced the data center to evolve and support new demands. Through it all, data center management and control sit at the top of an administrator’s task list.

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Why Your High-Efficiency Data Center Needs Good PDUs

Cloud computing, new applications and a lot more user connectivity are all driving forces around the data center evolution. In fact, the data center has become the home of all modern technologies. Businesses are now building their entire organizational model around the capabilities of IT. Through it all, pressure continues to mount on data center operators to run high-efficiency environments capable of good power control.

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Docker Acquires U.K.-based Orchard Laboratories

Orchard’s Fig orchestration tool will be integrated into the open source Linux container platform

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Stolen Passwords At Core Of StubHub Breach, Company Says

Six men were indicted for their role in an international cybercrime ring that defrauded online-ticket reseller StubHub of at least $1 million. Investigators believe the group used stolen passwords to gain access to accounts and purchase fraudulent e-tickets to concerts, sporting events and Broadway shows.

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Facebook’s Wedge: A novel approach to Top-of-Rack switches

The most recent device placed under the proverbial microscope is the Top-of-Rack (TOR) switch, which is an important component in current data – center design. The diagram in Figure A shows how using a TOR switch simplifies cabling to the rack.

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The 10 Coolest Processors Of 2014 (So Far)

From innovation to raw horsepower, the processor landscape in 2014 is evolving fast, proving that the battle for chip domination in the server, desktop and mobile fronts is hotter than ever.

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Tintri: Reinventing Storage for the Virtual Enterprise

Kieran Harty, CTO and Co-Founder of Tintri, explains the company’s approach to data management for the software-defined data center.

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