Archive for: November 2015

Making the Software-Defined Data Center Easier: VMware Software Manager and Validated Reference Designs

A major part of VMware Technical Account Manager (TAM) services is to make it easier for your company to do business with VMware. That takes many different forms, depending on the type of company and their business objectives with VMware. However, there is one thing every VMware customer needs to do, and it is very simple: they need to find and download the software they want to use!

Read the source article at VMware Blogs

Forrester Report: Identifying the Total Economic Impact of SimpliVity’s Hyperconverged Infrastructure

SimpliVity commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by deploying its hyperconverged infrastructure technology.  Forrester found that organizations using SimpliVity:

  • Reduced costs by 73%
  • Experienced a risk-adjusted ROI of 224% over three years
  • Avoided or reduced costs of: storage, hardware, labor, floor space, system updates, and more

Read the source article at Data Center Design

A Schism In Unified Communications: Why Cloud Is Mounting A Takeover

Businesses are increasingly turning to integrated communications solutions, a technology category known as Unified Communications that’s increasingly critical to efficient and effective business operations.

But those organizations have very different perspectives and strategies on which tools and solutions to implement.

Read the source article at crn.com

Free IT Assessment: How Optimal is Your IT Environment?

The IT Solution Experts at PTS are offering an innovative, new, complimentary assessment service: the PTS Virtual Environment Performance Analysis, or VEPA.

As part of your Free IT Assessment, PTS will:

  • Furnish software tools to scan your existing IT environment
  • Offer guidance in performing the scan
  • Provide a detailed report with the resulting accumulated metrics
  • Review the results in terms of impact to your business
  • Recommend the optimal balance of physical, virtual, and hyperconverged infrastructure

Read the source article at Data Center Design

19 Software Solutions For Cloud-Based Data Protection

Data protection is a critical part of ensuring a business will survive threats to the integrity of its data whether it’s managed on-premise, in the cloud, or anywhere.

Read the source article at crn.com

CRN Exclusive: CEO Dion Weisler On The New HP Inc., The Hewlett Packard Legacy, A New Smartwatch And Future Innovation

HP Inc. CEO Dion Weisler formally launched the new HP Inc. on Nov. 2 by paying homage to Hewlett Packard’s legendary founders, Bill Hewlett and David Packard. Weisler spoke with CRN about the Hewlett and Packard legacy and the birth of the new HP Inc. — Silicon Valley’s original startup.

Read the source article at crn.com

HPE Beefs Up Flash In 3Par Storage For Performance, Lower Cost

HPE, in its first storage product refresh since the split, wants 3Par to take over higher-performance data center tasks and to do so at a lower price level for certain applications using 3-D NAND technology.

Read the source article at crn.com

Facebook’s DCIM Vendor CA Quits DCIM Software Market

CA Technologies has decided to get out of the data center infrastructure management market, where it was considered one of the leaders.

The New York-based IT infrastructure management software giant will no longer sell its stand-alone DCIM software solution, called CA DCIM, which has been deployed in data centers operated by Facebook and NTT-owned RagingWire, among others.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge

When is the Best Time to Retire a Server?

There’s no magic number for the length of the hardware refresh cycle that works for everyone, but the set of variables that together determine the ideal time to replace a server is fairly uniform across the board. Identifying those variables and analyzing their relationship is a question Amir Michael and his team at Coolan, a data center hardware operations startup, recently asked.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge

Amazon to Launch its First Cloud Data Centers in UK

Amazon Web Services, the e-commerce giant’s cloud infrastructure services arm, is planning to establish cloud data centers in the UK.

Expected to come online late next year or early in 2017, this will be the company’s first cloud region in the country and third in Europe, the company’s CTO Werner Vogels wrote in a blog post. The other two are in Germany and Ireland.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge