Archive for: November 2014

Seeing is Believing: Learn How DCIM Improves Data Center Visibility

Take a moment and examine the modern IT and corporate landscape. We have a lot more devices, many more applications, and a truly consumerized user. All of this has resulted in a boom in both data and data center utilization. Why? Because the data center is the home to all of these modern technologies.

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Future Facilities Brings Data Center Modeling to Non-PhDs

Future Facilities has launched a version of its data center modeling software with new user interface that aims to take the “dark art” aspect out of computational fluid dynamics.

Called 6SigmaDCX, the software takes the user through the model building process in logical steps, simplifies access to objects in the model, has tool icons with detailed tool tips, drag-and-drop features, automatic object placement suggestions, and simplified presentation of object properties.

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Building the Foundation for Agile Data Centers

The modern data center is the hub for cloud computing, virtual platforms, and of course, all types of new applications. The proliferation of BYOD and IT consumerization has placed even greater amounts of resource demands around data center platforms. Organizations and data center administrators are constantly looking for ways to create a more agile and efficient infrastructure. But where do they begin?

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Green Data Centers: Sorting myth from reality

Five years ago, large organizations were just starting to become aware of the green agenda. Recycling and cutting their carbon footprint could improve their image, they realized. They gave the responsibility to their corporate social responsibility (CSR) officers and prepared to invest.

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Upcoming AFCOM Events to Address your Data Center’s Daunting Holiday Task List

Do you have upcoming 2015 projects to improve the management and efficiency of your IT & Data Center?
Are you out shopping for Data Center space, hosting and cloud service providers?
Do you need consulting and design help with your next IT or Data Center project?
Do you need help sourcing proven and leading IT and Facilities infrastructure?
Are you looking for help with the maintenance and operations of your mission critical environment?

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Case Study: CPI’s Cabinets Prepare Telefônica Vivo for the Future

Today, the home of all modern platforms and technologies is the data center, so the right model can mean everything for your business. Many organizations are working much more closely with their data center design partners to ensure that agility, scalability, and efficiency are all built in.

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Taking The Omni-Path To Cluster Scaling – EnterpriseTech

According to Charlie Wuischpard, vice president and general manager of workstation and high performance computing at Intel’s Data Center Group, the idea behind the Omni Scale name was that the networking scheme would provide benefits at any scale.

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Facebook upgrades Iowa data center with M2M-friendly fabric – ZDNet

Headquartered company is bolstering its data center in Altoona, Iowa with a data center fabric described as a next-generation architecture developed for speeding up machine-to-machine traffic while having a better grasp on growing at scale.

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How to Ensure Fast Failover and Disaster Recovery for Enterprise Apps

Your applications are critical to your business and your users. In fact, much of the focus around mobility, content delivery, and data control directly revolves around virtualized enterprise applications.

Both new and legacy applications are moving to virtualization because it reduces cost, improves hardware utilization and simplifies management. Originally, proprietary virtualization platforms were the dominant forces in the industry.

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Room to grow: Tips for data center capacity planning

Capacity planning needs to provide answers to two questions: What are you going to need to buy in the coming year? And when are you going to need to buy it?

To answer those questions, you need to know the following information: current usage, normal growth, planned growth, headroom, timetable. From that information, you can calculate the amount of capacity you expect to need for each resource by the end of the following year with a simple formula…

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