Archive for: August 2014

A flexible data center layout made for the new standard – TechTarget

Data centers aren't the center of the IT universe anymore. With plenty of resources for hosting dynamic workloads -- cloud, colocation, as a service, or data center -- the on-premises facility layout must become equally flexible.

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Four Big Advantages of Multi-Tenant Data Centers

Server virtualization, application delivery, and IT consumerization have all impacted how end-users process and consume information. Because of this, entire business models are being forced to change and data center operations forced to evolve.

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Target Projects Data Breach Costs Total $148 Million

Target said expenses associated with the response to its massive credit card breach last November are expected to reach $148 million, as it tallies the cost of its extensive digital forensics investigation, legal fees, customer outreach and additional security safeguards to reduce the risk of a future breach.

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SuperNAP 8 Earns Tier IV Gold Status for Operations

Uptime isn’t just about having a resilient facility. Human error is among the leading causes of data center outages, underlining the importance of a well-trained staff and operational best practices.

The team at Switch in Las Vegas has now met the highest standards on both fronts. After earning Tier IV certification from the Uptime Institute earlier this year, Switch’s SuperNAP 8 has now added Tier IV Gold certification for Operational Sustainability.

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Examining the differences between VMware’s NSX and Cisco’s Aci –

VMware customers who want to take their data center virtualization strategy to the next level can now look to a vendor they’ve trusted for their core virtualization needs. Network giant Cisco was slow to condone the SDN movement, probably because it …

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Data center relocation, it’s not all about the planning – DatacenterDynamics

Physical hardware, cabling, and the new facility’s floor and rack design. Yet, you don’t want to neglect another key to success: Using an application-perspective to plan the data center move. It’s important to keep your focus on the applications in use and whatever dependencies they have.

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Green House Data Launches 100-Percent-Renewable Wyoming Data Center

Hosting and colocation service provider Green House Data held a grand opening for its data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Wednesday, whose entire energy consumption is offset through renewable-energy credit purchases. One-quarter of the facility’s data center floor was occupied by the day of the event, the state of Wyoming signed as its first customer.

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