Archive for: September 2014

There Are Now 3 Million Data Centers in the U.S., and Climbing

Data centers, the key backbone of the cloud, are growing larger and more energy intensive, prompting the Department of Energy (DOE) to launch a new initiative on Tuesday aimed at improving their energy efficiency. 

According to DOE statistics, data center electricity use doubled between 2001 to 2006, from 30 to 60 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, and stood at about 100 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity as of 2013. This amounts to about 2% of all U.S. electricity use and climbing.

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Get Ready for Next-Generation Colocation

As companies continue migrating to the cloud, they often run into unexpected management issues regarding the integration of cloud services with in-house IT systems. Organizations are challenged to bridge the gap that exists between internal technologies, traditional hosting solutions and the cloud.

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PTS, Tintri, & Veeam LIVE Webinar & Exotic Car Ride! Thursday, October 16th, 2014.

Join us for an exotic ride!
Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 12:00 to 5:00PM EST
(Live Webinar from 2:00 to 3:00)
PTS Headquarters, 16 Thornton Road, Oakland, NJ 07436
PTS Data Center Solutions, Veeam, and Tintri have teamed up to provide a wide range of capabilities that will help you eliminate storage bottlenecks while also ensuring that your data is easily managed and fully protected-both on and offsite.

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Understanding the Cost of Delivering a Service

Throughout the history of the data center, understanding the true costs behind the technology has been an uphill struggle. Recently, eBay and Facebook announced that they are taking steps to understand data center cost and efficiency. And while this proves that the struggle is gaining momentum, it doesn’t mean much to the average data center owner who can’t command the budget to take similar steps.

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Tintri Provides Competitive Edge for PTS Data Center Solutions’ Hosted Cloud Service

Tintri Multi-Tenancy Storage Delivers High Performance, Management Simplicity, and Comprehensive Visibility for VDI and DR-as-a-Service Offerings “Tintri’s approach to VM- and application-aware storage is a game changer. It’s giving me a distinct advantage over all of the other cloud providers, and there are a myriad of them out there. With Tintri, we will be one of the first service providers with the ability to do multitenancy for VDI and DR, with a virtually optimized high IOPS array.”

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Is it Time to Accessorize your Data Center?

Fashionistas aren’t the only ones who have need to accessorize; sometimes data center managers rely on certain accessories that are designed to smooth a data center’s daily operations, help things run more efficiently, and even extend the lifespan of their assets. Alongside the main components of a data center, there are other factors that need to be addressed to keep things running, including uninterruptible power, efficient cooling systems, and fire protection, to name a few.

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Tech 10: Virtualization Products That Are Making Data Centers More Efficient

Virtualization has had a beneficial impact on data centers for years, changing the way organizations run and manage their servers, desktops and infrastructure management. It’s probably the single most important technology that makes cloud computing possible; without it, the data center wouldn’t be nearly as dynamic and flexible as it is today.

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Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of September 5th

For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.

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Learn to Unlock Greater Value From DCIM With Asset Intelligence

Take a look at the modern data center and you’ll see a complex, powerful machine helping to run the world’s most important applications. When it comes to controlling and managing critical data center resources, there is a new challenge around the growing data center model.

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NSA Exploring Use of Mineral Oil to Cool its Servers

Security secrets may soon be stored on swimming servers. The National Security Agency has been testing the use of immersion cooling for its massive data centers, dunking servers in tanks of a coolant fluid similar to mineral oil. The agency says the technology has the potential to slash cooling costs.

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